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What do you think about the Bitfenix Ghost?

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How would this case compare to say the Fractal R4? I know it's pretty new, so many people don't have it yet, but if someone has any opinions to share about it, I'd like to hear them.
post #2 of 13
I've only seen Linus' video on it, and I think it looks really sleek with the new paint they have put all over the thing, really helps keep the colours identical between the plastic and steel.

I will wait for some real reviews though, from TTL and some other guys, to see how it stacks up versus the 550D and R4.
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im getting it release day for sure
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Cheapo Corsair 550D knock-off. Buy the real thing for $25 more.
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Cheapo Corsair 550D knock-off. Buy the real thing for $25 more.
Troll post is obvious.

Corsair and EVGA have a way of gaining mindshare that is only eclipsed by Apple. It baffles me.

I'd like to wait to see it a bit more before I decide. It will have to do a lot to impress me compared to the R4. Information is so limited, it's really hard to judge it now.
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Troll post is obvious.
Corsair and EVGA have a way of gaining mindshare that is only eclipsed by Apple. It baffles me.

I have to agree. Not that they don't make solid gear, because they do, but some people rave on about them mindlessly. I'll definitely throw a bone to the underdog in most cases. I look forward to this case, Bitfenix is rolling out hit after hit lately.
post #7 of 13
looks really cheap and flimsy =/. saw the linus video review as well. wasn't impressed... would certainly spend an extra few for a higher quality case. and if you demand silence, there's always dynamat (i completely matted my 922, no more annoying vibrations or metallic sounds; feels like knocking on a solid piece of wood).
post #8 of 13
It's kinda of meh. It has some good ideas like the lockable double hinge door or the cut out to allow a 240 rad to fit in the top but honestly I would not get one. Even bitfenix's own line has better options like the shinobi.
    
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I'll be pre-ordering mine as soon as I can. smile.gif

The Fractal F4 doesn't look as watercooling friendly and seems cheaply made.

The Bitfenix Ghost has better placement and many more options available to watercooling setups than the Corsair 550D right out of the box.

The Ghost will probably cost more than the F4. With Corsair, you're just paying more for the name.

Bitfenix listens to the people they present their prototypes to and adjusts accordingly. That's where they'll easily outsell and outmatch any of competition.

That's what I think.
Edited by MacG32 - 10/19/12 at 4:23am
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
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I'll be pre-ordering mine as soon as I can. smile.gif
The Fractal F4 doesn't look as watercooling friendly and seems cheaply made.
With the bolded, I can assure you that is not the case. The build quality is outstanding.

You're right on the watercooling front. I was hoping to hold out for the Ghost when I bought my R4, but impatience (and dislike of noise on my secondary rig) got the better of me. Knowing my ways with cases anyway, I'll probably order the Ghost too tongue.gif
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