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Anyone Here, Own a HAF X Case/computer? That is My WET DREAM PC BUILD!!


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#1 Phabeon

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Is that the best Cooler Master case available?

 

thing is a tank, its $200 tho... well $180 and above.. 

 

So I want this case..

 

 

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/attachments/cases/10853d1277686678-haf-x-p6271962.jpg

 

 

I plan on saving some loot now for it.. but since the case ALONE is $180+ I am starting to wonder about the stuff that goes in it?

 

Am I setting myself up for a disaster?

 

I want your input, opinions, and advise..

 

 

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Anyone know what the digital readout do-hicky thing is?

 

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

That digital readout just allowss you to adjust fan speeds, give you the temperatures for certain components and other stats. The case would be fine for any builds really as it is pretty large and is just a bit taller then my HAF932.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

Ive never used that particular case, but I have used the HAF 932 for a server I did couple weeks ago, and Im currently using a coolermaster CM 690 case for my current build, and overall I am very impressed with coolermaster quality, workmanship, and design layout, and that case looks like its no exception-looks like a solid case. It does look like major overkill-depending on the system your putting into it, seeing as a HAF 932 or CM 690 II (the newest version of my case) will handle most high end systems including crossfire and SLI, with the exception of maybe the highest end video cards (maybe a little long) So, will you like it? I can say most definetly. Will you actually need it? thats an entirely different question altogether.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Ive never used that particular case, but I have used the HAF 932 for a server I did couple weeks ago, and Im currently using a coolermaster CM 690 case for my current build, and overall I am very impressed with coolermaster quality, workmanship, and design layout, and that case looks like its no exception-looks like a solid case. It does look like major overkill-depending on the system your putting into it, seeing as a HAF 932 or CM 690 II (the newest version of my case) will handle most high end systems including crossfire and SLI, with the exception of maybe the highest end video cards (maybe a little long) So, will you like it? I can say most definetly. Will you actually need it? thats an entirely different question altogether.

 

Patriot, THANK YOU sir, this is exactly what I was looking for...   and d@m i think your right.. for my needs and usage, and really for my BUDGET.. I don't need it..

 

I just want it cuz it looks crazy amazing!!  

 

But it sounds like to get the most out of a case like the HAF X I'm not gonna budget build a pc into it right? i.e. $500 or less of motherboard, GPU, into this kind of case?

 

oNe

 

p.s.  DUDE i want to know about this server your talking about.. TELL ME MORE!!!



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

I have a HAF 932 and have to say its an incredible case.  Front grill gets dusty very fast, but thats to be expected sitting on the carpet.  Sucks in so much air it acts also as an air filtration system :)

 

I can say the high-end HAF cases keep your components incredibly cool.  There is so much room and airflow that the heat is quickly taken out of the case.

 

I too am interested in the digital display on the pictured case.  Anyone know what make/model that is?



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Hence why HAF stands for High Air Flow, have considered buying a filter kit Grinler? As my 932 has the same problem with dust which i am going to order a 4 piece filter kit.

www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31&products_id=14784

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

Hah...never knew that's what it stood for. Good stuff.

Never even knew about that kit. I routinely take a hand vacuum and suck it up but that would prob work better.

Let me know how it works out for you when you get it.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:58 PM

The server wasnt anything spectacular, just a gigabyte FM2 motherboard, 3.6 ghz AMD quad core processor, 8 gigs of Patriot DDR3 1600 ram, two 500 gig hard drives, and a antec 550 watt PSU and a coolermaster heatsink. The reason I got that HAF 932 was A: because it went on sale, and two it was going to be left on 24/7, and the customer wanted to make sure it wouldnt overheat in case of A/C failure of the building while no one was there, or anything like that, as well as leave room for future upgradeability (possible future ram and hard drive upgrades) It cost just over $600, though since it was a Linux based server, if you wanted to do a copy cat build it would cost you more for the OS (if you go windows) plus monitor and periphials. In all honesty, the 932 was even a little bit overkill for this system, however, like I said it was for a computer that will never be turned off-and I got it on sale. Its a good solid case, but its even overkill for a barebones setup, but if your wanting to leave room for future expansion you cant go wrong with it. I really like the bottom mount PSU, its a good feature.

 

As far as dust, my CM 690 has the same dust issues, though it has a filter inside the case, that with a little work you can remove and knock the dust loose, and blow the mesh out with canned air. Its kind of annoying, but at least most of that dust dusnt get inside the computer itself. And my system sits about 2 1/2 feet above the floor.


Edited by the_patriot11, 26 February 2013 - 11:00 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

I may purchase the filter sometime next week, the only issue i see with the 932 as a server is the lack of drive bays but as a gamer, i only need 3.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:14 AM

it has 6 internal 3.5 inch bays, and what was it 4 or 5 external 5.25? Since Im only using 2 drives to start, and only adding up to 2 more, it has more then enough for what I was intending it for-its for a church server, not a business class server, had it been a business class I would have gone a completly different route case and hardware wise. And I correct myself, it was the HAF 912 I used, not the 932 (oops my bad sorry about that)  Though I have seen the 932, and like it as well, it was the 912 I used for the server.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:39 AM

Dang i thought it was for business class server and i just recently upgraded a relative's case to the 912 lol.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

I  too am interested in the digital display on the pictured case.  Anyone know what make/model that is?

 

Here you go friend:  It's the NZXT Sentry LX

 

looks like its about $50.. not bad..

 

but uh what exactly is it and what does it do? 

 

I googled on it and it seems its a doo-hickey to measure comptuer temperature? But i don't see any thermometers anywhere? 

 

I just want one cuz it looks cooL, but not sure how or if I need it?

 

 

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

the termometers arent shown in the video, their little wires that you place inside the case at key points (underneat the CPU heatsink, on the GPU heatsink, etc) I havent played with that particular model of temp monitor, but I have installed similar before. They can be nice, but not needed. Especially the fan control features (you also plug all your fans into it) it can auto control your fans for the optimal temp, or you can set them to whatever speed you want manually. Its not needed, especially since with most motherboards you can control everything via software-but it is definetly a nice feature nonetheless. For the record, that temp control module, does not come standard with the case.


Edited by the_patriot11, 27 February 2013 - 02:06 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

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The Patriot11, so this church server you built.. what is its purpose, i.e. what is the server for or what does it do?

 

also what do you do for a living if you don't mind my ax'ing....

 

thanks in advance!

 

oNe

 

p.s. your reply was AWESOME, thats the kinda stuff I want to do and would be EVEN awesomer to get paid for doing that..






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