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Starting with the 22 minute mark of TTL's vid - there's 70mm of rad room above the mobo ! an ATX mobo.
The case is 2.5" taller than the 810 but they've lost 20mm of rad room up top ???
wow.
@ 6stevem9 - I haven't seen any reference to older 200mm fans fitting this 820.

I did notice that. Right there is just stupid.
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I dont know if this has been answered or not but are the old 200mm fans that were designed for the old phantom going to work on this new phantom without modding?
NZXT didnt change there fans. Still uses 190mm mounting. Which makes it hard to use other 200mm fans.
    
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Thanks so they will work still on the fence I already bought the old phantom with all the fans i need and the side panel window, the case and the window came to $130, $250 plus taxes that's crazy I don't know if it's worth buying and the old phantom had 5 fans controller this one has 4 and I won't be liquid cooling other then the cpu,,,,
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Thanks so they will work still on the fence I already bought the old phantom with all the fans i need and the side panel window, the case and the window came to $130, $250 plus taxes that's crazy I don't know if it's worth buying and the old phantom had 5 fans controller this one has 4 and I won't be liquid cooling other then the cpu,,,,

Then get the Switch 810. Its cheaper for $150-180, depending on where you live. You do not need a side fan to cool gpu. the Switch 810 2x140mm hdd mount fans is more than enough.
You can but a fan controller 5 channel for $30.
    
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Yah, I deffo don't see this case as an upgrade for any existing switch owners, maybe some phantom owners. Its going to be definitely seen as an upscale model for those who do NOT own a NZXT case.

I can appreciate the design and work that has gone into the Phantom 820 - it is a package, after all, for consumers to buy. TTL's vid only showed a 27mm thick Corsair rad up top - and I didn't hear any mention of rad support up top.

Ok, the Countdown page is done - cllick on Pre-Order Now ... not the More info tab:

High-end water cooling solutions up to three fans for a push-pull configuration: 90mm of internal top space with top 280/360mm and bottom 240/280mm radiator support for unmatched liquid cooling



Availability:: Will ship in 2 to 4 weeks
Product Code: CR-PHANTOM-820

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Very nice case, a nice subtle design change. The price is a little steep for me but despite the issues id have one, but i wont be getting one any time soon. Im gonna stick with my Phantom 410.

The QC issues don't surprise me, my 410 came with no working HDD & Activity LED's and a faulty fan controller. I fixed the LED's myself, and after 3 months of asking NZXT finally sent me a new fan controller ( totally different design to original too ). However these issues are on a case that cost me less than £100, if id paid £250 id expect exceptional quality finish.

I look foward to some people modding these new Phantoms biggrin.gif
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LOL!

Got the Switch BNIB that I will be opening today.. As the new phantom isnt anything special to me

For $250 (probably get it cheaper through Newegg and Microcenter) and then having to get a full window..

Its just not worth it since I got the 810 for $160 and there is a $30 rebate!! $130


To anyone upgrading to this case...ENJOY
Hope it was worth the wait!
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I would probably agree the price isn't the best and the price (for me at least) and isn't worth what you get. I wonder how much lower the price would be if they just stuck to one light colour, I would have probably liked that better if it reduced the price a fair bit.
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OMG this case is awesome time to switch my old phantom to this thank god it supports triple rads and a dual on bottom thank you cheers.gif
    
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Yea... Or if they didnt included a plastic box for the screws tongue.gif

Well guess.. Hope the rest of my monday is good..

Going back to sleep!!

I suggest everyone else does the same...

Not much to see here people
post #590 of 736
Yeah... not gonna lie I'm a bit disappointed as well. That tiny window, what the hell is up with that, just no! Price is steep but that does not surprise me tbh. The 'foot' thing is a bit... yeah...what ever but I can see myself getting used to it and I think I looks better with the black version of the case. Overall I'll probably get it in 6 months or so IF there will be a full window side panel available for this and if the price drops.
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