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In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 1:11:52 PM PDT
I think you should build your case from the bones of your fallen enemies.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 1:07:59 PM PDT
vishock says:
id go with the DF-85. looks to have a bit more room inside.

Posted on May 18, 2012 12:23:39 PM PDT
Some of the reviews are kind of negative, but I think I like either that one or the DF-85.

The CM Storm Trooper is a slightly bigger case, but I think that's the exterior and not the interior measurements that Amazon lists. I like them both...

Going to have to do a little research and see which one I like best :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:20:50 PM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
It looks like it's going to transform and destroy you in your sleep.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:17:13 PM PDT
JJ4prez says:
Yeah that looks sick, not too flashy at all. With a red tone instead of blue.

Posted on May 18, 2012 12:16:22 PM PDT
What about this one?

Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Computer Case SGC-5000-KKN1

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:01:35 PM PDT
Nice.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:01:11 PM PDT
Wow, $100 for that thing isn't too bad.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 12:00:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2012 12:02:48 PM PDT
But the back panel doesn't have any fan slots is what I meant. Just one opening up top.

Antec towers are usually pretty solid. I built a few systems with the Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case and they're nice. I like the red/black of the DF-85 and the easy to access removable filters is a nice addition.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 11:59:49 AM PDT
I say go big or go home.

http://www.geekosystem.com/at-at-case-mod/

Posted on May 18, 2012 11:57:24 AM PDT
Jaded Gamer says:
I have the HAF X and before that had the Cosmos. Coolermaster is solid.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 11:54:59 AM PDT
JJ4prez says:
Customize it man, fans are cheap.

I cannot stand most of the full towers Amazon has sold through Amazon. They all look cheap and way too flashy. Plus anything over 160 bucks is honestly just a scam. My honest opinion.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 11:54:15 AM PDT
pokritz says:
yes its def on the pricey side, especially with no discounts...i picked mine up for 100 close to christmas after rebates and discounts

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 11:51:44 AM PDT
I think the 1200 is a little pricey for me right now, but that DF-85 is looking reaaaally good right now. I think I might go with that one.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 11:50:52 AM PDT
Nice case. No rear fan though?

Posted on May 18, 2012 11:50:38 AM PDT
Coffee says:
Anyone have any experience with this case? GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (Black)

My old Alienware case is...well, too stuffy for the kind of heat I'll be putting off with my build and am in the market for a more breathable one, but don't want to spend a ton of money if I can help it.

Posted on May 18, 2012 11:49:34 AM PDT
pokritz says:
been using the Antec1200 for about 3 years now, dont have a single complaint

Posted on May 18, 2012 11:25:59 AM PDT
JJ4prez says:
Silverstone Tek Extended ATX/ATX/SSI-CEB Full Tower Case with 90-Degree Motherboard Mounting with Window Side Panel Computer Case RV03B-W (Matte Black)

Cheapest I could find that I actually liked. I like a few of the NXZT cases but pretty much everything is way too flashy or expensive for me.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 10:30:23 AM PDT
Thanks Strider.

I've got $110 of Zon credit though, so I think I may use that and order it tonight. And newegg is charging 12.99 shipping on the tower.

Posted on May 18, 2012 10:28:20 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
10% code for Newegg: MEMKBOUMAY12

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 9:49:18 AM PDT
Right, forgot about the HAF 932. I think it's between the 932 and the DF-85 now. Thank you for the comparisons. I've got a Raidmax with a full front door right now and I'm trying to steer away from them so the NZXT might be out of the running.

I like that the DF-85 has a variable speed control right on the face, and the removable filters is also a plus. I just got the "I don't care what you buy" from the wife, so a purchase is imminent.

Posted on May 18, 2012 9:43:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2012 9:51:50 AM PDT
FV says:
The first Antec is a good price. Anything higher than $150 is too much. The CoolerMaster is expensive and doesn't look to give any better airflow than the DF-85. Same with the Twelve Hundred.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

I use the above case and it appears to have the same amount of room and cooling power inside. It's pretty big and I have plenty of room inside. I can get my CPU down to an average of 18C.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%20600006304&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Order=RATING&PageSize=20

A full list if you want it. Although for full tower, you're going to be looking in the $120-$150 range, so the DF-85 is right in the middle and a good choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%20600006304&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=7|11-129-087^11-129-087-TS%2C11-129-100^11-129-100-TS%2C11-119-160^11-119-160-TS%2C11-119-225^11-119-225-TS%2C11-146-067^11-146-067-TS

Here is a comparison of the 3 you have, plus mine. (I threw in the NZXT cause it looks sexy).
Between the two Cooler Masters and Antec:
HAF 932:
3 x 230 mm fans
1 x 140 mm fan

HAF X:
1 x 230 mm fan
1 x 200 mm fan
1 x 140 mm fan

DF-85:
5 x 120 mm fans
2 x 140 mm fans

Just looking at the other specs (size, number of CD and HDD bays) I can't see the justification for the price of the HAF X or Twelve Hundred. Cooling wise, I'd say the HAF 932 is the best. The DF-85 has a lot of fans, and two in the back gives a little bit more area to vent out the air. Most of the fans in the front are going to be blowing into the CD and HDD bays, so the two top fans are going to be doing all of the work of cooling off the main area. The DF-85 and HAF 932 are the biggest of the 5, so you won't have any problem with room or size.
About the HAF 932. There have been issues with the USB ports being upside down, mine were. I also had a problem with my stand-off holes and I had to make them a little bigger. Even so I really like the case and found it easy to work with, but you might be better off with your first choice of the DF-85.

Initial post: May 18, 2012 9:09:56 AM PDT
I think I'm going to upgrade my case soon. I'm currently using a mid-tower and I ran out of room. I'm leaning towards the first one, the DF-85. Anyone use any of these?

Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case

Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower w/ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 w/ Window w/ Black Interior ATX Case (RC-942-KKN1)

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Gaming Case
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