HAF932 vs. CM690II Advanced

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Dj Neta
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I really wanna get one of these two cases.
size is not an issue beacuse the HD5870 (thats what im gonna get), will fit in both cases, even in a CF config (i'll probebly get an extra HD5870 in a couple of years when the prices drop and when it'll get old and lazy).

COOLING is the main issue. now if i go with the HAF932 im only gonna be able to get 1 extra fan and put it at the bottem of the case (im not gonna replace the stock fans) and i will also have an issue installing the H50 cuz then i'll have to put the radiator fan in the rear exhaust section leaving me with only one top exhaust fan and creating a messy airflow inside of the case.

In the CM690II i can add alot of fans, im gonna go with 4 fans that will each move an AMAAAAZIIING 133CFM (thats almost double then what the HAF932 dose), and still have all of the stock fans, for a total of somthing like 5x120mm fans + 2x140mm fans, that would creat amazing airflow inside the case.
in additon in the CM690II the H50s radiator fan will not be insted of the exhaust fan and it will be on the top fan slot on the side pannel).

have a look at this to see where the extra fans are gonna be placed:

HAF932 extra fan: http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7842/haf932.jpg

CM690II extra fans: http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7316/cm690iiadvancedcaseside.jpg

what would you guys get?
sorry about the length...

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Zebben
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I'd go with HAF for cooling cause its more open and lots of ventilation and that big fan on the side aswell

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Dj Neta
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lol but in the CM690II im gonna put 4 fans that each creat the same amount of airflow as much as 2x230mm fans like the HAF932 dose.

Zebben
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Doesnt really work that way though since the fans are larger in the HAF the airflow will spread more than with a say 120-140mm fan so having that big fan on the side is very helpful if your overclocking, and not only that but bigger fans tend to produce less noise

Dj Neta
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noise is less of an issue. plus i will probebly be getting a fan speed controller so it will only make noise while gaming, and as a matter of fact i control the noise.
ummmm i know big fans are important but im not gonna OC the GPU and i can't really place the H50s radiator in the HAF932 cuz it will mess up the airflow inside of the case (i will only have one exhuast fan on 4 intake fans, thats not good!)