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I just watched the techsource.tv review of the case. I'm highly disappointed the expansion slots don't come with thumb screws. I think a case in that price point should have thumb screws instead of regular screws no?

big freaking deal.
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I just watched the techsource.tv review of the case. I'm highly disappointed the expansion slots don't come with thumb screws. I think a case in that price point should have thumb screws instead of regular screws no?

Anandtech did mention this in their review:
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You can color me surprised that the expansion slots don't use thumbscrews, though. I'm not sure what the reason for this change is, and I'm not particularly peeved by it since most thumbscrews are installed so tightly that you need to use a screwdriver just to remove them without losing your fingerprints anyhow, but it's an odd omission.
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big freaking deal.

The big deal to me is skimping out and cheaping out to shave costs on silly things. The case is close to 200 so I think it should include something that 60-70 dollar cases have. Yes you might need a screwdriver 1 time to untighten SOME thumb screws but after that it's all thumb.
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post #94 of 427
Can't you just buy thumb screws for like a few dollars?

This case doesn't have thumb screws on the expansion slots!
Good for you, I read it on BIG WHOOP Magazine...

Plus, it's not like this thing is for benchmarking or anything. How often do you take out your GPU, soundcard or W/E? Not to mention, if you're watercooling a GPU, there's not a lot of times that you will take out your GPU, that it will bother you.
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Installing thumbscrews in the expansion bays is less than a pleasant experience without a screwdriver. There simply isn't enough space to easily torque the screws with fingers. Standard screws aren't as heavy and tend not to fall off the screw driver as often. wink.gif
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Installing thumbscrews in the expansion bays is less than a pleasant experience without a screwdriver. There simply isn't enough space to easily torque the screws with fingers. Standard screws aren't as heavy and tend not to fall off the screw driver as often. wink.gif

I've never had a problem with using thumb screws. I don't have massive ogre hands though.

So does this mean all NZXT cases will stop using thumbscrews in the expansion slots from now on since it is stated to be superior to thumbscrews?
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deciding between this, or the gunmetal switch 810 is making my head spin. And then throw in the fact that Cyrisis 3 is making me think I should buy a second 7950 instead and I dunno what to do lol
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Ooh also does the black version come in matte black or shiny gloss black of the switch 810? Or does it fall somewhere in between.

I'm thinking this is going to be my next case if it is available in a black other then gloss. tongue.gif

I hate to be a nitpicker about the thumb screws. I just feel like it's a cost shaver and this case already cost more then the 810. It's all the little things that add up smile.gif
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post #99 of 427
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Originally Posted by NewHighScore View Post

I've never had a problem with using thumb screws. I don't have massive ogre hands though.

So does this mean all NZXT cases will stop using thumbscrews in the expansion slots from now on since it is stated to be superior to thumbscrews?

In all honesty, this was hardly the most significant decision with developing the case. We aren't taking a hard stance in either way. We may decide to change back to thumbscrews, but it was something we wanted to try out. If anyone purchases a Phantom 630 and wish to have thumbscrews for their expansion bays, we would be happy to provide them. thumb.gif
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post #100 of 427
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Ooh also does the black version come in matte black or shiny gloss black of the switch 810? Or does it fall somewhere in between.

I'm thinking this is going to be my next case if it is available in a black other then gloss. tongue.gif

I hate to be a nitpicker about the thumb screws. I just feel like it's a cost shaver and this case already cost more then the 810. It's all the little things that add up smile.gif

It is only available in Glossy White, Gunmetal, and Matte Black.

It seriously wasn't to shave down costs. Frankly I'm already surprised at the amount of attention this has drawn. I've explained our reasoning a few posts up. thumb.gif
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