HAF 912 Advanced vs. Corsair 400R?

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ChadAgWing
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Which of the two should I get?

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3019
http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/carbide-series-400r-mid-tower-case.html

Assume that I will fill all the fan slots made available in the case.

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The HAF 912 and the Enforcer are mainly the same case except for the front panel and the rubber grommetted holes for water cooling... So it's mostly a design preference... just choose the one that will please your eyes !!!

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ChadAgWing
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I am very sorry, but it seems I have given the wrong links.

I prefer the HAF912 over the Storm Enforcer, but the question is actually the HAF912 vs. the 400R.

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I edited the original post as to avoid further confusion. Please review :)

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ha ok my bad, should have read the title ;) The HAF have proven to be a really great case and have 4 usb (2 x 2 and 2 x 3 plus a eSata port vs a firewire on the corsair and only 2 usb 3) (the firewire port for me seems like a legacy option cause i never had to use it vs the esata that seems to be a new "norm")

Also i prefer the 200mm on front with meshed panel cause i have a antec 900v1 and 2 120mm needs to be clean all day to look sharp or the dust stick to the mesh in circle patern where the fans is positioned. Also the 200mm is way more silent than a 120mm ans the HAF have 2 of it, however the corsair case will fit with any corsair product (ex: H100 for CPU cooling,etc...)The HAF doesn't seems to be compatible with top mount radiator. Also the HDD top cage can be removed to fit long videocard in the HAF.

My choice would be the HAF 912 over the Corsair 400R

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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4690/corsair-carbide-400r-succeeding-in-reverse/5
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4466/cooler-masters-storm-enforcer-the-notsoquiet-storm/5

As far as noise is concerned, they are both pretty equal. I put a link for the Storm Enforcer because we all know that it's a copy-paste of the HAF912 save the style. I like the 400R a little bit more because it has great cable management because of the side panel design, it has better airflow as seen in the link above and the front panel LED can be switched off whilst the HAF912's cannot.

Although I agree with your assessment that the HAF912's front panel ports is better than that of the 400R's, I need further convincing on why I should get the HAF912 Advanced. One point I like about it is that it has a windowed side panel, but that's pretty much it as of now.

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Yeah i agree that the corsair have better airflow but i don't think it's by 50% maybe like 5% so it's no big deal... for the windowed side panel, you always can cut yourself and put a plexi on the corsair or maybe corsair have an optional windowed side panel... The cable mangament for me look the same except for the grommet (the HAF don't have them)

The corsair is a little bit longer (maybe 3-4 inch) also feature tooless HDD mounting... You could fill all the 120mm with noctua so they will remain silent and you'll have great airflow...

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have you considered the cm 690 II?

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ChadAgWing
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@spawnkiller: Corsair doesn't offer such and I'm not ready to case mod to that degree. I can replace LEDs and do a few metal cuts here and there but that's pretty much it. The Corsair case features a punch on the side panels which means bigger space for cables at the back and bigger space for a CPU cooler.

Again, as with my other thread, I will be filling all the fan slots made available with the case.

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@david179057: I did, and it IS the better case compared to the HAF912 Advanced. However, it's strictly a case designed to go on the floor (as dictated by the location of the front panel ports) which is something I will not be doing for this build.

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ok... I'd go with the corsair and maybe put red 120mm fan in front and side panel so the case will look really sharp althought the lacks of window... also it will be futureproof if you want to go water cooling or if you decide to cut the panel and throw a plexi at it ;)

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Have you looked at the HAF XM yet ?

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ChadAgWing
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spawnkiller: I'm going for a "sleeper case", I don't really like the LEDs :)

hellblazer: You do realize that your suggestion is way out of the price range yes? :)

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so this is the perfect "sleeper"... just go with the corsair ;)

david179057
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have you also considered the Zalman Z11?

edit: if you dont mind the ports on top of course

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sorry but this will not be a good choice, he want to put his case on his desk and he also want a sleeper (no led on it or not too much)

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i would go with the 400r

ChadAgWing
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I could cut the LEDs on the HAF912 no problem. The inside of my case won't have any lights anyways so the window is cool.

400R - 2
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