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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys. These two cases (NZXT Phantom & Thermaltake Chaser MK-I) have both piqued my interest, and they both come in at the same price point. I need to know which will be a better buy based on the following criteria:

- cooling
- cable management
- build quality
- quality of stock fans

Also, my CPU cooler is a Corsair H100, and because that involves a 2 x 120mm radiator, the case needs to be compatible. Now as far as I know, both cases can easily fit an H100 at the top, but if I am mistaken, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 12
i personally like the nzxt phantom, it has around 4-5 fans that comes with the case, it mostly metal and plastic looks nice (kinda heavy though) and has a nice fan controller on it
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post #3 of 12
NZXT Phantom. Cheaper, bigger, better cable management, extreme cooling, water cooling capable without mods, Importantly, Best Service Ever. I asked how much for a window'd panel for a gamma and they sent it for free in 2 days. Awesome.
post #4 of 12
I think the Phantom looks better and it comes with a fan controller.
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Looks like I'll be going for the Phantom, thanks guys!

My only gripe is that it doesn't really have a side window, which is a shame. Meh, maybe I'll mod one in sometime soon.
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by iOverclock View Post
Looks like I'll be going for the Phantom, thanks guys!

My only gripe is that it doesn't really have a side window, which is a shame. Meh, maybe I'll mod one in sometime soon.
theres plenty of mods round here of phantoms with windows, hit up a couple of those threads and see what you learn
    
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post #7 of 12
I like the chaser. I plan on getting it soon.
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post #8 of 12
also nzxt has amazing support, ups derped off and dropped my case and dented the side and nzxt sent me the new parts for free and within a week
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnrealX View Post
also nzxt has amazing support, ups derped off and dropped my case and dented the side and nzxt sent me the new parts for free and within a week
Yes, they do. If I need anything for my tempest, they will sent it. Only thing I do not like about the Phantom is no front fans. I feel like my GPU would die because of the lack of airflow. And, I perfer cases with windows.
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post #10 of 12
their is actually place in the front where you can install a front fan, but the gpu's in the back where their is a back fan then a massive fan on top so for ventilation i dont think it should be a problem, though that depends on your build. The phantom actually has a ton of places designed for additional fans so you could always do that
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