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Poll Results: Which Color do you prefer?

 
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    Gun Metal
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    Gloss White
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post #71 of 1964
Just ordered the Phantom 820! Hopefully getit by next week sometime. Upgrading from an old CM Stacker 830 SE. Also, for those that dont know, you can buy the Switch 810 side panel on NZXt store website, to replace the 820 panel. Its $25 and you can get it in Black, Gunmetal, or white. I didnt see them offering a matte black. Cant wait to get my hands on this case!
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post #72 of 1964
Yer I'm probably gonna get one even without water tongue.gif best design...
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post #73 of 1964
WOOOOOAHH, I got my phantom yesterday wheee.gif





totally in love
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post #74 of 1964
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WOOOOOAHH, I got my phantom yesterday wheee.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

totally in love

Looking sweet! thumb.gif

I like the crystal link runs.

We need moar pics! wink.gif

Once you have it in front of you, the design for the side panel window doesn't look anywhere near as bad as it did in pictures.

If you take out the mesh entirely, and not just the fan mount tabs, and put acrylic in its place, I think it could look nice enough to need nothing addtional.

The easiest way, of course, is to take out the window and the mesh and use a single piece of acrylic to cover the whole area inside the panel.
post #75 of 1964
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Looking sweet! thumb.gif
I like the crystal link runs.
We need moar pics! wink.gif
Once you have it in front of you, the design for the side panel window doesn't look anywhere near as bad as it did in pictures.
If you take out the mesh entirely, and not just the fan mount tabs, and put acrylic in its place, I think it could look nice enough to need nothing addtional.
The easiest way, of course, is to take out the window and the mesh and use a single piece of acrylic to cover the whole area inside the panel.

That's right, it is not a small window, you can see what's inside perfectly. However, I plan to do what you said about cutting those fan mount tabs and maybe putting some acrylic instead.



This is how it ended after 4 hours of assembling. Today, cable management and some details left.
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post #76 of 1964
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That's right, it is not a small window, you can see what's inside perfectly. However, I plan to do what you said about cutting those fan mount tabs and maybe putting some acrylic instead.

This is how it ended after 4 hours of assembling. Today, cable management and some details left.

That looks great! I can't wait to have my all put together. Might start it on my later today. I love my Hale90 850 PSU. Now I'll be all NZXT too once I'm done! thumb.gif
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post #77 of 1964
It is refreshing to see, that now that the 820's are getting out into peoples hands, that this thread is becoming revitalized.

There was a lot of initial negativity, particularly regarding the price and the side panel.

But with light modding, the side panel has promise, and the price is not so far out of line as it should be a dealbreaker.

I think that if a lot more of the "review samples" they sent out were white, instead of matte black or gunmetal, we would have had a more positive initial impression.

White just photgraphs and videos sooo much better than matte black, or even gunmetal, which seem to require you actually physically seeing it to get a true impression.


Keep those new 820 builds comin' . . thumb.gifthumb.gif

Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 12/1/12 at 8:50am
post #78 of 1964
Pictures or video does no justice for the 820's! You have to really see these cases in person to really appreciate what they are! smile.gif
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post #79 of 1964
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Yer I'm probably gonna get one even without water tongue.gif best design...

That's not a bad thing. It's a case that can handle water or just air. At least it's ready for either one. That's what I like about the 820. It gives you options for any user! smile.gif
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post #80 of 1964
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That's right, it is not a small window, you can see what's inside perfectly. However, I plan to do what you said about cutting those fan mount tabs and maybe putting some acrylic instead. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is how it ended after 4 hours of assembling. Today, cable management and some details left.

Very nice, talk about maximizing the space thumb.gif

Just got mines today but I'm still waiting on my WC parts, question about the Hue lighting, I plugged in to make sure everything is working & it is with the exception of the left side lights. Is it supposed to be a HDD activity light? Tried cycling thru all the modes but no lights on that side.
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