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- Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 Like Share


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Player1 May 27, 10
Sometimes
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Bass Ultra May 27, 10
So what you're saying is that you swap out hard drives to switch OS's instead of using the boot menu?
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Player1 May 27, 10
quote hiigaran
or do you have that many drives?
I have that many drives.

quote hiigaran
i dont understand these reasons.
say you have more then one windows installation on different drives, but you don't always want one in the computer. (maybe I'm the only one who does this)
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hiigaran May 27, 10
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I use them to swap out hdd's that are filled up and have different stuff on them.
getting off topic, but why swap them out? why not just leave them so that there is more total capacity? or do you have that many drives?

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You can also use them to swap out HDD's with different windows installations on them.

It also makes installing and removing HDD's easier.
i dont understand these reasons. i do understand this one though:

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Some people use them for RAID arrays, so they can easily swap out mirrored drives.
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Player1 May 27, 10
I use them to swap out hdd's that are filled up and have different stuff on them.

You can also use them to swap out HDD's with different windows installations on them.

It also makes installing and removing HDD's easier.

Some people use them for RAID arrays, so they can easily swap out mirrored drives.

There are really a lot of reasons for using one.
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hiigaran May 27, 10
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Loads of people use hot swappable bays, and there are many people who would like them.
ive wanted to do it a few times before, but not enough to warrant getting one of those. so in what situations would one need how swapping capabilities, other than server related uses?
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Player1 May 27, 10
quote hiigaran
by enthusiasts, you mean gamers, or what? because i cant think of any person who would actually need hot swappable drives unless they ran servers.
Loads of people use hot swappable bays, and there are many people who would like them.


quote hiigaran
similar space to the 932? or a little more?
They are both full tower, so I'd assume the same. I haven't used the 932, so I don't actually know.


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hiigaran May 27, 10
actually, it was an implication. i was asking about what was new in the hafx compared to the rest of the series.

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For instance Hot Swap bays are extremely useful if you've got multiple HDDs with information on them that you can easily swap out. Or even having the ability to easily swap to a different HdD with a different OS. The point is there are a lot of users that find these useful, and those people will find the feature on a case useful. Besides Hot Swap bays aren't cheap.
by enthusiasts, you mean gamers, or what? because i cant think of any person who would actually need hot swappable drives unless they ran servers.

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There are also many users that find the extra space to e great simply because they have larger hands, or it gives them a bit of extra room to reroute wires.
similar space to the 932? or a little more?

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It's also great to be able to mount a large radiaor inside the case, without having to undergo modifications.
yeah, ill say that is a definite plus.
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JonWall May 27, 10
quote Moonrise
I'm gonna have to disagree with you on both counts. For one, the wheels are new to the HAF line (which is what Hii was referring to). Further, Cooler Master did come up with the innovative push button design, which is all he was saying.


quote hiigaran
i really think a table of comparisons should have been there, showing the differences between the three cases within the series. i really dont know whats new in the hafx, apart from wheels.
Seems he was specifically asking for a comparison between the 3 in the HAF line, and mentioned wheels being new to the HAFX, or at least thats the way i read it
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Moonrise May 27, 10
I'm gonna have to disagree with you on both counts. For one, the wheels are new to the HAF line (which is what Hii was referring to). Further, Cooler Master did come up with the innovative push button design, which is all he was saying.
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JonWall May 27, 10
quote Player1
quote hiigaran
i dont even know if it is worth the extra 50 bucks over the 932
For the features I'd say yeah it is.

quote JonWall
The wheels arent new, nor are the pushbutton optical bay brackets.
I don't recall saying either was new.

No but hii said the wheels were new, and saying that cooler master "innovated" a push button system that theyve been using for a few years now makes it sound like they were new.
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Moonrise May 26, 10
USB 3.0 on the front, better placement of the power button, larger size, hot-swap drive bays, better cable management options, more fans, sexy new look, more expansion bay slots...I'd say those are some nice improvements.
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Player1 May 26, 10
quote hiigaran
the only problem is, ive been trying to find a reason as to why the 932 is 50 bucks more than the 922. so ok, in comparison, the x is worth it over the 932, but what about over the 922?
The HAF 922 and 932 both perform similar, So you can guess that the HAFX will perform similar as well. I doubt CM would call it their flagship model if it didn't.

The reason it is more expensive is indeed for it's features. While you might not find the extra goodies and space interesting many enthusiasts do.

For instance Hot Swap bays are extremely useful if you've got multiple HDDs with information on them that you can easily swap out. Or even having the ability to easily swap to a different HdD with a different OS. The point is there are a lot of users that find these useful, and those people will find the feature on a case useful. Besides Hot Swap bays aren't cheap.

There are also many users that find the extra space to e great simply because they have larger hands, or it gives them a bit of extra room to reroute wires.

It's also great to be able to mount a large radiaor inside the case, without having to undergo modifications.

Yeah some features seem pointless, but once you've used them, you actually like them, so it's nice to see them on a case.

While temperatures are great they're not the only thing you should think about when buying a case.

My point is the case is aimed at enthusiasts and it is their flagship model. If you don't want the features them it's perfectly fine to settle for a different case.
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hiigaran May 26, 10
i guess ill just have to wait till someone does then

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As for it being worth the extra $50 over the haf932 i would say it is for sure
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For the features I'd say yeah it is.
the only problem is, ive been trying to find a reason as to why the 932 is 50 bucks more than the 922. so ok, in comparison, the x is worth it over the 932, but what about over the 922? because between the 922 and 932, there is...what? an extra drive bay, and extra inch in height and width? and half of the views on the net saying it cools a little better (other half in favor of the 922)?

quote Gravity
And here I thought hii would have already compiled a report of the differences and posted in triplicate. heh
haha, no unfortunately, its the temperatures that really matter to me, and i cant start recommending this until i have that comparison. nothing on google either.
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