I cant decide!! Carbide 400R ($70) or HAF 922 ($70) or or HAF 942 ($145)

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  1. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX Member

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    I need help with deciding what case to get. I want a good case and it MUST FIT A MEGAHALEMS cooler with the PUSH/PULL fans.

    Im still using my Antec SOHO File Server case from 10 years ago (which has server me exceptionally well)...so this is my first case upgrade in the PAST 10 YEARS! In other words i wont be upgrading to another case after i get this case for hopefully quite some time as i am not rich to go out and buy expensive cases all the time. So this is a one shot deal. max im willing to spend is around $175 if its worth it; but im trying to stay around the $100 range

    Corsair Carbide Series 400R for $70
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    HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1 for $70
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    HAF RC-942 for $145

    What do u guys think i should get?? the USB 3 feature is nice thought too. Or does anyone else have another recommendation besides these cases for the price/performance ratio. BTW: I MUST BUY BY END TO TODAY as those are sale prices!!
     
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    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    If I were you I'd definitely get the Carbide.
    If you fancy silent cases without breaking the bank, look for an NZXT H2.

    In any case, a Megahalems will fit just fine in any of those cases.
    The problem with custom coolers these days mainly aren't the clearance with the case, but rather the clearance with your RAM sticks.
     

  5. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    Corsair 400R for just $70....?! Nice. Buy it now. Corsair 400R will fit about 165mm high heatsinks, Megahalems is 159mm high. Rather than Megahalems I'd recommend NH-D14, you end up paying less when you don't have to buy fans separately...
     
  6. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    the haf922 will also fit a megahalems rev b with room for a 200mm side fan
     
  7. XeoNoX

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    thanks guys, i have decided to go with the Corsair 500R for $110, just cuz i like the bigger side pannel fan and i have heard nothing but praise about the Carbide towers. The HAF i guess was good in its time too. As for the NH-D14, i already purchased the Megahalems and the fans (i know i paid an extra $10 for .1 to .3C better cooling, close to nothing ).
     
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    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    Megahalems is better? I'd expect D14 to be better given identical fan speeds. More on topic, 500R is a great case, but I don't think it's worth $40 over 400R
     
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    what fan did you get for the megahalems? I have 2 scythe 1900rpm 75cfm fans in a push pull config. unless you bought 2 deltas the nh-d14 is slightly better.
    I have 2 of these fans
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185065
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  10. Sutura

    Sutura Master Guru

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    Hi there, between the first 2 and the 3d case you listed in the title there is a big difference in price. So you are willing/have $70 or you are willing to pay double $150? If it's your money on the line and you know how you earned them I'd go with Corsair Carbide 400R as it has pretty useful features. OR NZXT H2 or Cooler Master Storm Enforcer or Cooler Master 430 will do the trick for 50 bucks.

    Or sry I didn't see you made up your mind :)
     

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