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NZXT Phantom vs Antec 1200

Poll Results: Best Full Tower?

 
  • 64% (11)
    NZXT Phantom
  • 0% (0)
    Cooler Master HAF932
  • 29% (5)
    Cooler Master HAF X
  • 5% (1)
    Antec 1200
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi there! Currently using a Storm Scout but I plan on returning it in favor of a full tower case. Will be air cooled components.

My options are

-NZXT Phantom (will have to do side panel fan mod because i have a hyper 212+)
-HAF 932
-HAF X (pricey, would like to avoid)
-Antec 1200

Leaning towards the Phantom/1200 but can't decide. Open to all suggestions!

Thank you!
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post #2 of 9
Phantom. Avoid all Antec's except for the DF-85 and Performance One case series.
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
thanks for the response! Upon looking at Microcenter's website, 2 new products are available. The AZZA Hurrican 2000 ATX Full Tower Black Case and the Antec DF-85 you mentioned. Both receiving very good reviews from newegg. I'm torn now!
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post #4 of 9
I say Cooler Master HAF X
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
Phantom. Avoid all Antec's except for the DF-85 and Performance One case series.
There is nothing wrong with the Antec 1200.

Only knock I can give it is no cool sideways HDD bays? Other than that, Can't be happier with mine...
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post #6 of 9
Tweedle, let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the Phantom. :]
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post #7 of 9
id go with the 1200 simply beacuse it looks awsome.
    
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post #8 of 9
Loving my 1200, excellent air flow, looks greats, all coolers are silent...

My only complaint is the cable management...
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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys for the responses! The phantoms charms have wooed me. Here are some pictures!






Edited by Tweedle - 8/22/11 at 3:46pm
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