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HAF X or NZXT Phantom

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone smile.gif

I was wondering, which case is better? The HAF X or the NZXT Phantom, these are the two cases that I've been stuck on for a whole month. Still can't make up my mind.

Which case do you guys think I should get?

Here is the list of my parts: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13706994
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post #2 of 14
If you dont go water cooling then i would get HAF X because it better Air Cooling Case. If you do plan to go water then get Switch 810.
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post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Alright, thanks for your input!
Need more suggestions!
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post #4 of 14
its all about personal taste imo,but what zealot said is also true...phantom can house most air coolers but not all without removing the side fan but haf-x can house any air cooler...

but when you go by looks phantom steals the show and its thermal performance is also awesome....
post #5 of 14
I have a HAF X and love it. It has room for anything I can find and imo looks awesome.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yea I just don't know if I could justify $200+ for a case where I can just use that money for a better part.
But with the 7970, I heard it was huge so people told me to go for a full tower.
I'm fine with the industrial looks of the HAF X, it's just the price.
But if I have to spend the money, I will.

I don't know if I will go to watercooling in the future, as of right now I'm going with the NH-D14 since it's better than the H80.
But in the future when more products come out, I might switch to watercooling, but like I said, as of right now I'm going with the NH-D14
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post #7 of 14
Get the haf x for sure.
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post #8 of 14
I'm planning on getting a Phantom in the near future as my next project case

If you want to get a good deal on one, NZXT.com there official site they sell refurbs and closeouts all the time for great prices. I've seen Phantom 410's for $49.99 and full size Phantoms for 69.99.

my vote for the phantom, It's just sexy and that company takes care of there buyers.
     
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post #9 of 14
HAF X is the best
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post #10 of 14
Well HAF X is a case with superb airflow, so if you are going with an air-cooling solution, get the HAF X. The Phantom, in my opinion, looks sleek, but since you're buying the D14, I'd suggest the HAF X.
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