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

Poll expired: Feb 1, 2012  
  • 39% (11)
    NZXT Phantom 410-$110
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    Corsair Carbide 500R-$125
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    Corsar Graphite 600T-$170
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post #51 of 87
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

you still hold to this "gamer look" i much prefer the 600T to the Phantom in looks.
so no, you are wrong. i am not taking it too literally.

I hold to this "gamer" look because it's true. Enthusiasts that want a serious case wouldn't get the 600T, the phantom, nor the 500r. They would get something that's functional and full of features and ability to upgrade. The looks are preference but the truth remains that the common "gamer" look is very much rampant and appeals to everyone, including yourself and yours truly.

A functional cases consists of CM690 II Advanced, Corsair 650D, and the Fractal Design XL

Looks aren't everything. Looks sacrifice functionality.

But if that's what you're into, you've found the right case.
Edited by Hollowpb40 - 1/15/12 at 5:47pm
post #52 of 87
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you still hold to this "gamer look" i much prefer the 600T to the Phantom in looks.
so no, you are wrong. i am not taking it too literally.

I hold to this "gamer" look because it's true. Enthusiasts that want a serious case wouldn't get the 600T, the phantom, nor the 500r. They would get something that's functional and full of features and ability to upgrade. The looks are preference but the truth remains that the common "gamer" look is very much rampant and appeals to everyone, including yourself and yours truly.

A functional cases consists of CM690 II Advanced, Corsair 650D, and the Fractal Design XL

Looks aren't everything. Looks sacrifice functionality.

But if that's what you're into, you've found the right case.

you keep on mentioning "upgradeability" what upgrades are limited with a case like the 600T
spot for a 240mm fan on the side, several other fan mounts. 240mm top radiator mount. cable management. easy drive swap toolless drive bays. usb 3.0, fan conroller...what else would you need??
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post #53 of 87
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you keep on mentioning "upgradeability" what upgrades are limited with a case like the 600T
spot for a 240mm fan on the side, several other fan mounts. 240mm top radiator mount. cable management. easy drive swap toolless drive bays. usb 3.0, fan conroller...what else would you need??

600T is 150-160 as a case, and has several features that make it a great case.

However, like in my previous post, the CM690 II Advanced can actually fit 3 radiators, all in push/pull. It also costs 100, compared to the more expensive 600T. The CM690 II isn't the best looking case, but that's what you pay for
post #54 of 87
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you keep on mentioning "upgradeability" what upgrades are limited with a case like the 600T
spot for a 240mm fan on the side, several other fan mounts. 240mm top radiator mount. cable management. easy drive swap toolless drive bays. usb 3.0, fan conroller...what else would you need??

600T is 150-160 as a case, and has several features that make it a great case.

However, like in my previous post, the CM690 II Advanced can actually fit 3 radiators, all in push/pull. It also costs 100, compared to the more expensive 600T. The CM690 II isn't the best looking case, but that's what you pay for

so upgradeability, like i suspected, isnt the real problem. the issue is price. which is only a big issue for...other people than the guy who is trying to decide on which case he wants to buy smile.gif
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post #55 of 87
I can tell you right now, if you're trying to do any serious cooling without modding, pass by the 600t. 200mm stock fans are a joke and the side panel is even more laughable.

If you find it suitable to your needs though let me know, I've been needing to switch things up
Edited by hstanford1 - 1/15/12 at 9:11pm
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post #56 of 87
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I can tell you right now, if you're trying to do any serious cooling without modding, pass by the 600t. 200mm stock fans are a joke and the side panel is even more laughable.

why are they a joke? and wouldnt replacing the fans take care of that without "serious modding" and explain how the side panel is a joke.
i need specifics to make a decision.
just explain please
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post #57 of 87
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you keep on mentioning "upgradeability" what upgrades are limited with a case like the 600T
spot for a 240mm fan on the side, several other fan mounts. 240mm top radiator mount. cable management. easy drive swap toolless drive bays. usb 3.0, fan conroller...what else would you need??

600T is 150-160 as a case, and has several features that make it a great case.

However, like in my previous post, the CM690 II Advanced can actually fit 3 radiators, all in push/pull. It also costs 100, compared to the more expensive 600T. The CM690 II isn't the best looking case, but that's what you pay for

The 690 II is one of the best good looking case of this generation.
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post #58 of 87
If money is a big issue for you go for NZXT Phantom 410. Then close this thread biggrin.gif
Edited by momonz - 1/15/12 at 9:21pm
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post #59 of 87
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I can tell you right now, if you're trying to do any serious cooling without modding, pass by the 600t. 200mm stock fans are a joke and the side panel is even more laughable.

why are they a joke? and wouldnt replacing the fans take care of that without "serious modding" and explain how the side panel is a joke.
i need specifics to make a decision.
just explain please

Well I think he says that the stock front fan is not enough for air cooling and from what I read it's a not standard 200mm fan. The screw holes for the front fan would not fit most 200m fans in the market, i.e. the CM 200mm fan.

Not sure about the side panel.
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post #60 of 87
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If money is a big issue for you go for 500r. Then close this thread biggrin.gif

if you would read, you would know money isnt a big issue. and the NZXT is cheaper anyways. the 500r is kind of out of the equation.
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