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post #1 of 34
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Now, I'm not really choosing between the two (Partly haha).

But, I really like this case, and I hear it has great ventilation and cooling. But, for that, I'd have to sacrifice my 2600K and go down to a 2500K, is it worth it?

OR, should I stick with my 2600K and stick with a NZXT Phantom?

NZXT Phantom versus HAF X?
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post #2 of 34
So do you actually have any of the items? Or are you planing on buying...it sounds like you are saying you have a 2600k and a phantom.

If you only game go with a i5, if you edit media go with an i7.
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My input: if you don't need HT and you don't do any video editing and encoding and that sort of stuff: 2500k
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Do you need the HT on the 2600K for anything program specific? It won't make any difference in games if that's all you do.
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Originally Posted by SeanWebster;15345439 
So do you actually have any of the items? Or are you planing on buying...

Planning on buying. Sorry if I worded it so it sounds like i already own some of the parts tongue.gif.
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2600k. Then buy a Raven RV03.
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I'll be mainly doing gaming, with maybe some video editing (After effects), photoshopping, and MAYBE 3D modeling. Also, I can only stay with an NZXT Phantom with a 2600K/
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post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dropshock;15345455 
Planning on buying. Sorry if I worded it so it sounds like i already own some of the parts tongue.gif.

ok smile.gif

I say if you game a lot and just do a lot of multitasking get an i5. If you do a ton of HD video/ media editing and virtual machines, etc get an i7.

The HAF X is a very big case too...but it is very good for cooling if you have multiple gfx cards. If you aren't planing on getting 2 + you don't really need a HAF X.

An i5 will be fine for you. I do all the same that you do and 3d work with autocad and 3ds max.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dropshock;15345479 
I'll be mainly doing gaming, with maybe some video editing (After effects), photoshopping, and MAYBE 3D modeling. Also, I can only stay with an NZXT Phantom with a 2600K/

Eh if it's going to be 85/15 for gaming/other, I'd get whatever case you really want then (it's not like the 2500k will perform poorly anyway, just not as good in very specific applications).
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post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by SeanWebster;15345506 
ok smile.gif

I say if you game a lot and just do a lot of multitasking get an i5. If you do a ton of HD video/ media editing and virtual machines, etc get an i7.

The HAF X is a very big case too...but it is very good for cooling if you have multiple gfx cards. If you aren't planing on getting 2 + you don't really need a HAF X.

An i5 will be fine for you. I do all the same that you do and 3d work with autocad and 3ds max.

Should the Phantom be enough if i ever wanted multiple cards? I'm thinking of CrossfireX/Trifire later on.
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