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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.

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.
Are you saying the Phantom's aren't good quality cases? I heard they are really good in build quality.
post #22 of 38
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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.
Get "your hands dirty" from the start plus you'll hopefully learn and be better for it later.

It's NOT difficult to install an aftermarket fan speed controller - you can do it!
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Are you saying the Phantom's aren't good quality cases? I heard they are really good in build quality.
They're good but I think many people question the plasticy parts.
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What's ur price range op?
 
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post #26 of 38
The NZXT is made up of very flimsy plastic, especially the front panel shroud. So unless you are going to wobble the case and poke it around, you should be fine with the quality. But everything is more or less very well connected to each other.

The 650d is a very good case actually. Didnt think about as over here in Singapore the 650d actually costs more than the HAF-X, so that might be worth considering as well. Yes, thinking of a buying list sux.

If I were you, my list would come down to the Corsair 500r, Corsair 650d, HAF-X. Unless your fans are really noisy, I dont see the point in having fan controllers.
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post #27 of 38
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Well here's the thing, the Obsidian IS a good case, but it's super expensive for a mid tower. IF I were to get that, I'd have to buy a side mesh door accessory and a 200mm fan to go with that! That's a lot of money for just a midtower, so I would most likely get a 600t.

The reason I'd like a fan controller is because I'm not sure how noisy the fans are in each case, so when I'm idle I don't want the fans on full blast. Not sure if case fans are loud though.
post #28 of 38
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So I narrowed down my options to the 600t and the NZXT Phantom... any idea which would be better ventilated? My guess is the Phantom because it is a full tower... but I'm not sure about it's build quality (being made from plastic).
post #29 of 38
I have a phantom case (white), and some of the people who posted saying the front piece if a little bit flimsy are correct. i love my case dont get me wrong but if the front was aluminum it would be the perfect case.. airflow is outstanding and it looks like a monster! my friend has the 600t iv looked over it myself its a great case man! his temps are fantastic as well the side window is a huge plus i wish i had the tools to mod my phantom for a side window . but if i was you i would get the 600t amazing cable managment and from my experirience with the phantom i would say its just a solid buy as well.
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