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Define R3 vs NZXT H2

post #1 of 7
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These two cases seem very, very similar. So really what I'm here to ask is if the price difference is justifiable? Is one of these cases better than the other for any particular reason?
Fractal Define R3

vs

NZXT H2
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post #2 of 7
Both are very good enclosures, though the Fractal Designs R3 is much better - it is made of much better materials, better sound deadening, better / quieter fans - Again, neither would be a bad choice to go with, just the R3 is the better choice, and would be my personal choice if I were to go with something other than my FT02 for now smile.gif
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post #3 of 7
Easy choise; R3
post #4 of 7
R3....
post #5 of 7
The R3 actually gets quick a bit more airflow as apposed to the H2 which is starving itself on air.
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post #6 of 7
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Yeah the R3 just looks better overall, but they both have pretty much the exact same features. I just wanted your guys opinions on which one was superior at those features. Thanks a lot.
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post #7 of 7
Here's the review that I was looking at.
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/nzxt_h2_vs_fractal_designs_r3_review/1


To me the H2 looks really ugly and is a mimic that fail it's purpose (minimalism).

Overall the R3 has:
-Better sound damping material
-Better airflow
-Better hard drive placement design
-Better cable management
-Cheap price tag
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