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alright so I had been planning on getting the HAF X for the longest time, but I really like the look of the NZXT Phantom (any color). So I was wondering if either of them had features the other doesnt. or any pros/cons of either case.
    
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post #2 of 13
HAF X has better airflow, what else do you need? It has 2x hot swap drives, a duct that points air to graphic card.
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HAF X is a great case for air setup's
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post #4 of 13
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On the Haf X Blue Edition. Does the led on/off button on the case turn them all off? And if I add another megaflow 200mm, can I hook it up to that button also?
    
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post #5 of 13
What kind of hardware will you be running? Which CPU cooler will you be using?
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post #6 of 13
I dont' have a HAF-X so I can't comment to that either way, but I love my phantom. There's a lot of fan options, lots of room, great cable management, and the aesthetics look, to me at least, incredibly different without appearing over-the-top "gamer"ish. At some point in the future I will change up all my hardware, but I doubt I'll replace the case.

I only have two complaints about it:

1: The side fan won't fit if you add a corsair H series cooler. I got around this by tying two 120mm fans together and mounting them in the side fan slot. It looks very DIY but gets the job done, and you can't see it from outside the case anyway.

2: The latch system that's used to take the door off is very poorly constructed. I usually forego using the latch and just unscrew all of the screws to remove the door.
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post #7 of 13
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@somebody this is my system

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=16731312

Plus a 23" Dell UltraSharp monitor
    
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post #8 of 13
HAF-X will edge it out slightly, but the Phantom is still one of the best air cooling cases available on the market today. But I will recommend a Silverstone RV03, it is cheaper than the HAF-X, and when decked out with fans, will become the best air cooling case ATM. Either way, you will be happy with you purchase
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by jabroni View Post
@somebody this is my system

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=16731312

Plus a 23" Dell UltraSharp monitor
That is ridiculously similar to my build. Are you gonna water cool in the future?

Both are great cases and you can't really go wrong IMO. I vote for the HAF X.
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post #10 of 13
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This is my first ever build so im going tk start out with air, till I learn more
    
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