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Poll Results: Which case should I get? (white)

Poll expired: Feb 1, 2012  
  • 39% (11)
    NZXT Phantom 410-$110
  • 14% (4)
    Corsair Carbide 500R-$125
  • 46% (13)
    Corsar Graphite 600T-$170
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post #31 of 87
If you're looking for the premium case among the 3, go for 600T. Sleek looking case and better build quality than the 500R (shaky case), not sure about the NZXT havent seen it in person. You should decide from which case you would feel you'll get more than what you pay for.
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post #32 of 87
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The DF-85, 1100, and P280 are also great cases to look into. Not point in getting the 600t as the 500R offers more for less. Also check out the Phantom 410 and HAF-XM.

As for customer support, Antec is top notch.

as i work in fast food, and my paychecks are a measly $200-$280, i have been considering looking into others.
thanks for the suggestions!
im almost positive that im gonna get a corsair. they are epic :O

EDIT: i am currently looking into: corsair 600t white, NZXT phantom 410 white, and the corsair 500r white
getting either of the cheaper ones would allow me to get the Corsair h100 or h80 water cooler...

If that's the case, 500R is your best bet. The 600T is a little bit overpriced.
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post #33 of 87
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If you're looking for the premium case among the 3, go for 600T. Sleek looking case and better build quality than the 500R (shaky case), not sure about the NZXT havent seen it in person. You should decide from which case you would feel you'll get more than what you pay for.

do you have either of the corsair's?
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post #34 of 87
Remember guys, a case is not everything in a build, if one can do it the cheapest and cool the components efficiently (best is not needed), then go for it. As the OP stated, his checks aren't exactly the most plentiful so I feel that going to the Phantom 410 would be an excellent choice. NZXT have excellent support in my area (Fans came DOA, sent new ones within the same day!), cooling is top notch and build quality is mediocre (but that shouldn't be a problem as you long as you don't poke your head into the PC every five minutes).\

As for the cooler, go for the cheapest you can get your hands on. The H60 can easily a SB all the way to 5.0, albeit louder than the H80 and H100. Best is not everything, the money you have at the end of the day is.
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post #35 of 87
500R because of the cable management and the simplicity of the case.
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how is the 500R better than the Phantom with cable management?

and i do have the tendency to look inside a lot tongue.gif

how loud is the h60?
and keep in mind with the cooler that i will likely be using it to OC a 6-10 core piledriver later on.
I am leaning towards the NZXT but i would get some LED's, getting a strip of (blue to match my case) led's will cost me $15, which makes the cases effectively the same price.
the NZXT looks better, but how is the airflow gonna be in respect to volume? remember i fold and my case can get very hot.
i have also come to grips that computer building is my main money-consuming hobby. so price is not as much as an issue to me as you would think, but i still have to pay for gas and insurance and meals on the go.
also this purchase will not occur until february, so 2 weeks to contemplate.
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post #37 of 87
Not sure, I had one with a Akasa Viper and that was around 30 dBa.
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what did you use it for and what temps did you get?
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post #39 of 87
old 750 folding rig. Unfortunately I sold it a while ago and I don't remember the temps.
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post #40 of 87
I'm not sure where everyone comes up with Corsair cases being better for cable management than the NZXT phantom(even the smaller 410). I had my rig up with ease, cable management was easy as pie. The power connectors are secure with the grommets, and I have to say the rubber grommets are rock solid.

I've done builds ranging from rosewill futures to NZXT phantoms to Corsair 650D's, and I don't see a huge difference between cable management options on the phantom vs any other mid range case out there.
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