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#13 d6bmg

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:28 AM

None IMO. You can't install even a MSI GTX580 TFII or longer card in any of them without removing HDD rack(s).

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:46 AM

None IMO. You can't install even a MSI GTX580 TFII or longer card in any of them without removing HDD rack(s).


The 580 TFII would fit in it...

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:09 AM

Ugh I dislike the front panel look of HAF cases. Look too ugly and industrial. Then the NZXT Guardian looks like some flashy case you get from someplace like Cyberpower or Ibuypowerpc.

Based on looks alone (since no link was provided to examine features), I vote neither.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:35 AM

The 580 TFII would fit in it...


But one of my friends have problem with 580 TFII & HAF912 advanced.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:12 PM

there's enough room for huge cards with the HAF i guess, you can play around with it's HDD cage;

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:00 PM

But one of my friends have problem with 580 TFII & HAF912 advanced.


Maybe you're talking about TFIII? The TFII should fit although very very tight.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

My bad. He uses GTX580 Lightning.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

So many haters so I will stick up for the Guardian. I used it on my previous (C2D) build. Great mid-tower. If you don't want a huge dorky tower the Guardian is a good case and fits 10.5" video cards. It's looks are a lot more subtle than that picture suggests, but at the same time catches everyone's attention. The front door would be annoying if you're in and out of your BD/DVD/CD player a lot. Some of the front ports could be placed better but overall I really enjoyed working with the NZXT Guardian. I debated on using it again on my Sandy build. Though I'm glad I didn't ...mostly because the case fans are louder than I like.

The MSI Lightning is 12" so that would be a problem. Never been a fan of the HAF series so if I had to fit a 12" card I would go to a completely different case.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:05 AM

I will just give a list of cases that I think you should look into.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811133196

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811133183 (with rebate it comes down to your budget) (you could call newegg and ask when they are getting ore in store)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811352010 (probably out of your price range, but it is a very well built case.)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146058

These are all well worth the look. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:03 AM

^ Among them looks wise V9 is the best IMHO.

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