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It's not a bad case, I think the Phantom has better airflow though.
I do really like the Phantom, but I feel like it doesn't have better airflow. It's not mostly mesh like the CM cases, and there is no 200mm fan on the phantom, just a spot where you COULD install one.

Can you please explain so I can understand? Thank you!
post #12 of 38
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Hmm and continuing on the Phantom decision... I don't like that it is so plasticky. The reviewer actually took the side off, shook it and it wobbled...

My friend might be a little hypocritical then
post #13 of 38
Corsair 600t all the way! its such a clever case
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post #14 of 38
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Corsair 600t all the way! its such a clever case
Doesn't come with a side panel fan I'm liking the HAF 932 more and more.. would people go as far as to say it's all around "better" than the Storm Sniper?
post #15 of 38
Love my 932. It does not have front panel controls, but you could buy a bay device that does fairly easily. Honestly, if you're looking for a feature packed case that's around that price range, you can't go wrong with the 932.

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post #16 of 38
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Okay, so I got my choices for my case!

SM Storm Sniper
Corsair 600t
NZXT Phantom(still torn over white or black)
HAF X

First 2 are mid towers others are full towers. Not sure if I need a full tower for my specs but just wondering. Notice how all my choices have mesh side panels. I would of gone for the 650D as well but its already wayy expensive for a midtower and I'd have to buy a separate mesh door for it for $20 and a 200mm fan ontop of that, so no way.

Does the 600t or Haf X have dust filters? I know the other two do.

So yea if you guys can help me with my choices below, that would be much appreciated
post #17 of 38
Do you care about aesthetics though? Cos the HAF series might get tiring to look at after a while.

If you want silence, Fractal R3 is great. The Carbide 500r is very nice as well.

The HAF-X does have dust filters, but let me tell you that they are utterly useless, they are just pieces of thin plastic with tiny holes, they let half of the amount of dust into the case, which is quite annoying.

Based on the 4 choices, I would go with the Phantom, as it is not nearly as big as the HAF-X which is just huge and problematic, when you run out of space in your room. The 600t is great as well. The Storm Sniper's looks just isnt to my liking.

Performance and versatility and future-proofing wise, the HAF-X is the best, as you wouldnt have to worry about mobos not fitting into the case, video cards being too long, or airflow being an issue. You have tons of ways to improve on airflow and places to add fans.

Quality-wise, the Corsair cases are hard to beat, so is the CoolerMaster case. NZXT.... not so much.

Strongly consider the 500r/R3 as well.
    
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post #18 of 38
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Do you care about aesthetics though? Cos the HAF series might get tiring to look at after a while.

If you want silence, Fractal R3 is great. The Carbide 500r is very nice as well.

The HAF-X does have dust filters, but let me tell you that they are utterly useless, they are just pieces of thin plastic with tiny holes, they let half of the amount of dust into the case, which is quite annoying.

Based on the 4 choices, I would go with the Phantom, as it is not nearly as big as the HAF-X which is just huge and problematic, when you run out of space in your room. The 600t is great as well. The Storm Sniper's looks just isnt to my liking.

Performance and versatility and future-proofing wise, the HAF-X is the best, as you wouldnt have to worry about mobos not fitting into the case, video cards being too long, or airflow being an issue. You have tons of ways to improve on airflow and places to add fans.

Strongly consider the 500r/R3 as well.
I agree. Don't get me wrong my HAF 922 is great and still cool looking. But I wish I have gotten the Corsair 600T or the COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 (you still can but it at some places)
    
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post #19 of 38
IMHO, Food for thought and no offense meant - to seek a case solely to have an already integrated fan controller first limits you on what you'll consider and second an installed aftermarket fan controller is just better.

Unless you meant an fan LED on/off switch then the above is a moot point.
Edited by nickt1862 - 10/30/11 at 7:58am
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IMHO, Food for thought and no offense meant - to seek a case solely to have an already integrated fan controller first limits you on what you'll consider and second an installed aftermarket fan controller is just better.

Unless you meant an fan LED on/off switch then the above is a moot point.
None taken, I mean it isn't necessary for me, but it's less of a hassle I have to put in figuring out to get it to work (first time builder here) I'd rather it already done for me just to plug in and go.
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