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post #31 of 47
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Bought one. Cooling was sub par. Build quality was about the same. Doors were hard to get off and on. Paint chipped off corners of the doors in the 3 days I had it. Fan controller didn't do much, if anything, PLUS the leds on the fan controller didn't work. I can't really suggest a better case for the price, I just know I returned mine after 3 days and decided to just keep my old case.


On a side note, as far as the cooling issue, I may just be a bit biased as my case is huge and airflow is significantly better. But as for build quality, it still felt cheap to me.

To each their own and if you get it, I hope you enjoy it.

D

That's a darn shame, I love the way the phantom looks. The NZXT Phantom has the cable room I want but not being able to fit my Silver Arrow with the side fan is unfortunate...

Thanks to everyone for the case suggestions. Looks like I'm going to spend the better half of the day doing research and looking up reviews. I feel like a kid in a candy store
Edited by nezzarix - 7/31/11 at 8:19am
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post #32 of 47
The Rosewill THOR is not a bad case at all either.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147053
Rosewill makes surprisingly good cases. They have good quality plastic and are durable and well designed.
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My 600T has tons of room behind the mobo tray...
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My 600T has tons of room behind the mobo tray...
The 600T is one of the cases that I'm considering. Cable management seems to be a breeze! Very impressive for a mid tower. From what Iv'e seen in benchmarks, the airflow doesn't seem that amazing. It's not bad, just not anything special. Also, not that it matters that much, but I find the overall design of the case very bland. The knob on top looks horrible.
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get the phantom. Some pics of mine


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[quote=spicoli12;14413621]get the phantom. Some pics of mine

*snip*

That looks great do you have a pic of your cable management? I got my white one set up yesterday. But I just got it running still need to clean it all up.
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post #37 of 47
I'm not happy with my Phantom. It looks nice and all, but several things about it are just plain cheap. I will probably keep it since I already have it and have my stuff installed in it. But if I could go back I would have went with a Cooler Master most likely.

IMO the Phantom is an attempt to create a high quality case at a medium quality price, and they failed.
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I'm not happy with my Phantom. It looks nice and all, but several things about it are just plain cheap. I will probably keep it since I already have it and have my stuff installed in it. But if I could go back I would have went with a Cooler Master most likely.

IMO the Phantom is an attempt to create a high quality case at a medium quality price, and they failed.
Really? I'm not thrilled with the airflow but imo the build quality is excellent. I also have an issue with one of the fan controller leds as stated earlier. If I turn it all the way up the led goes off.
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get the phantom. Some pics of mine

*snip*

That looks great do you have a pic of your cable management? I got my white one set up yesterday. But I just got it running still need to clean it all up.
ill take a pic, hold on
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