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Hi,

I am seeking advice on a case for the following system:

 

Antec TruePower Quattro 850 ATX12V & EPS12V PSU

PNY GTX 470 (or EVGA depending on who ships faster)

Asus RampageIII Extreme

6GB - 1333MHz DDR3-1333/PC3-10600

Intel Core i7 930

Intel SATAII SSD 2.5" 80G(X25-M)

Western 1TB "SATA-3" 64MB

 

I Need a moderately priced case that will keep everything cool. I've narrowed it down to the Cooler Master HAF 932 or the In Win Ironclad. Lots of fan options and ability to liquid cool in the future. Any opinions or thoughts on which is better?? Or if that is a good choice? I am having this built and am pretty much at my budget limit. Can spend about 120-140 max on the case. Any input is greatly appreciated. This my first post although have been reading this site for a while. Thanks for reading!! B:)

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The Coolermaster HAF is a good case. I personally went with the Coolermaster Gladiator 600 since i was on a budget. It may not be all tricked out with LED's and fancy designs but it has plenty of room and its a little bigger than typical mid-towers. The only downside would be no water tube holes. I just wanted an air cooled system and mild OC. I added some fans for a total of 8 plus video card and power supply fan. i dont care about noise and its actually still fairly quiet. when a few years go by and im ready to upgrade i'll put a better air cooler on the cpu and see how far i can push it.

I went from 2.6 to 3.1Ghz and still only get max temps of 52 C. 3.2Ghz and above need more voltage so temps were my only barrier at that point. 3.1 runs everything fast anyways.

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The Coolermaster HAF is a good case. I personally went with the Coolermaster Gladiator 600 since i was on a budget. It may not be all tricked out with LED's and fancy designs but it has plenty of room and its a little bigger than typical mid-towers. The only downside would be no water tube holes. I just wanted an air cooled system and mild OC. I added some fans for a total of 8 plus video card and power supply fan. i dont care about noise and its actually still fairly quiet. when a few years go by and im ready to upgrade i'll put a better air cooler on the cpu and see how far i can push it.

I went from 2.6 to 3.1Ghz and still only get max temps of 52 C. 3.2Ghz and above need more voltage so temps were my only barrier at that point. 3.1 runs everything fast anyways.

 

 

 

Thanks for the input!! I was thinking the dust filters were cool on the Iron clad. Not too sure it will make a big difference. My place does get kinda dusty though. I also heard that Cooler Master was a better company but In Win has also been around a while. I think in the end it will come down to the price difference. I am unable to obtain any information on the rpms or db levels of the Iron Clad case fans. Cooler master case is older so I guess why those specs are easier to find?? Either way really appreciate the advice.

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I like CM cases I have come across so far -- ATCS 840, 690 II Advanced and HAF are all nice! :)

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Thanks for the input!! I was thinking the dust filters were cool on the Iron clad. Not too sure it will make a big difference. My place does get kinda dusty though. I also heard that Cooler Master was a better company but In Win has also been around a while. I think in the end it will come down to the price difference. I am unable to obtain any information on the rpms or db levels of the Iron Clad case fans. Cooler master case is older so I guess why those specs are easier to find?? Either way really appreciate the advice.

 

 

I like coolermaster too. In my case I went for the Coolermaster Sniper. They have a black version now. Great cooling, has fan controller built in and great cable management.

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IMO, the HAF932 is priced right if you find it on sale and has pretty much the best airflow at its price range.

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Just want to throw the Silverstone Raven RV-02BW in the mix. $150-$180 depending on source with great cooling and featuers.

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Hey guys. Thanks for all the advice and thanks to everyone for reading. In the end I am going with the Inwin Ironclad. It has all the features I want and its the best price I can get on a full size. The worst thing I heard people say was the case lacks cable management but I can deal with that. I will post some pics when its all said and done. Thanks again ya'll.

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