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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 or Cooler Master HAF XM ?

#1Lord_VaderPosted 7/21/2014 9:44:27 AM
I need to get a new case for my build. I know that the Air 540 obviously has more space but then again I don't have that many components (Intel i7-3770, Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H, Nvidia GeForce GTX 670, Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6, 8 GB RAM DDR3, ASUS DVD Drive, OVZ ModXStream-Pro Power Supply).

So I'm looking for the one that will cool my components better.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-High-Airflow-CC-9011030-WW/dp/B00D6GINF4/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1405960058&sr=1-7&keywords=computer+case

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-HAF-XM-RC-922XM-KKN1/dp/B007Q7EG7I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405954323&sr=8-1&keywords=cooler+xm
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#2WyzeGyePosted 7/21/2014 9:53:30 AM(edited)
I can't speak for the cooler master, but I love my carbide air. IIRC the haf is about half the vertical size of the corsair?

Size and shape is a personal preference, so it's really all up to you.

Check the first link in my Sig

Edit: thought you were talking about the haf xb. Go for the carbide... Its a stupidly easy case for building with. Spend basically no time flat on cable management. And it looks prettier.
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#3Lord_Vader(Topic Creator)Posted 7/21/2014 10:12:58 AM
WyzeGye posted...
I can't speak for the cooler master, but I love my carbide air. IIRC the haf is about half the vertical size of the corsair?

Size and shape is a personal preference, so it's really all up to you.

Check the first link in my Sig

Edit: thought you were talking about the haf xb. Go for the carbide... Its a stupidly easy case for building with. Spend basically no time flat on cable management. And it looks prettier.


Okay I'll get the Air 450. How big is it really does it take up a massive amount of space? I'm gonna put it under my desk and I want to have some leg room too..
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#4LvthnPosted 7/21/2014 10:20:31 AM
I have the HAF XM. It's gigantic for a mid tower, closer to full tower. But I cannot possibly complain about what the case offers, I've been happy with everything about it.
#5WyzeGyePosted 7/21/2014 8:42:55 PM
Lord_Vader posted...
WyzeGye posted...
I can't speak for the cooler master, but I love my carbide air. IIRC the haf is about half the vertical size of the corsair?

Size and shape is a personal preference, so it's really all up to you.

Check the first link in my Sig

Edit: thought you were talking about the haf xb. Go for the carbide... Its a stupidly easy case for building with. Spend basically no time flat on cable management. And it looks prettier.


Okay I'll get the Air 450. How big is it really does it take up a massive amount of space? I'm gonna put it under my desk and I want to have some leg room too..


It's basically 2 prebuilt hp PC towers stuck together as far as it's footprint goes. It's kind of intimidating when you first get it, but it's not a towering behemoth either
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