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    Rosewill black hawk ultra
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    Xigmatek elysium
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    Bitfenix shinobi XL window
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    NZXT switch 810
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    Enermax Fulmo GT
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post #11 of 26
In that case, I would say;

The Switch for watercooling and future upgrades.

and

The Phantom for sexier looks and nicer lay out.

But either way, both are bound to be good cases.
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

In that case, I would say;

The Switch for watercooling and future upgrades.

and

The Phantom for sexier looks and nicer lay out.

But either way, both are bound to be good cases.

Exactly what I was going to say. Agree 100%.
post #13 of 26
Blah, I apologize for the double post.
post #14 of 26
If you go air cooling get 630, Water cooling will look better with 810. A lot of people have 810 so you can see a lot of the build for reference.
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post #15 of 26
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Definitely going water this time, so I guess I'll go for the switch.

Thanks for all the help guys smile.gif appreciate it.
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post #16 of 26
just out of curiosity and because I'm in a similar position, what makes the Switch a better choice over the 630 for watercooling?
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post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Roadkill95 View Post

Definitely going water this time, so I guess I'll go for the switch.

You'll love it! The cable management abilities are great, there's tons of space, and lots of room for rads.

I love mine thumb.gif
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post #18 of 26
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just out of curiosity and because I'm in a similar position, what makes the Switch a better choice over the 630 for watercooling?

Honestly, versus the newer Phantoms, not a whole lot. The interior of the Phantom 820 and 630 are actually very similar to the Switch. The phantom 820 has a permanent top interior 3.5 bay, so that eliminates the possibility of a front mounted rad. May not be a big deal to some people, but the hardcore people want their rad space. The hardcore peeps might just cut the hard drive bay out anyway, so that might be a moot point.

The 630 actually has quite a bit of space for rads, in my opinion what is holding it back (and the 820 as well) is the side panel. You spend around 700 bucks on some cool water cooling equipment, you want see it and show it off. And with water cooling, the side fan is totally not necessary and is just a good way to get some extra dust in your case. Some might argue that it isn't necessary for air either, but that depends on your setup. Like before, you could go with modding and get rid of the mesh/fan and put in a window, but you could technically do that with any case.

As far as space goes, without modding, the Phantom 630 and Switch 810 look pretty similar inside to me. If it wasn't for that damn side fan, the 630 would be the better looking of the two and this wouldn't be such a hard decision. The Switch is pretty much the water coolers dream, it has the space and the big window to look at all of your cool stuff in there.

Now, as a side note, the Switch 810 windowed side panel does fit perfectly on the Phantom 820. I guess the NZXT store has the panels on back order, and I'm trying to find out when they'll be back in. I plan on keeping my next case for quite a while, so I'd be willing to buy the 820 (kind of expensive in my eyes) if I could buy that Switch side panel with it.
post #19 of 26
Yeah that's basically how I see it. I think I'll still go with the 630 because I'd like a simple modding project like the side window anyways.

Still have time to change my mind though since it hasnt actually released on amazon, just listed as temporarily out of stock.
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post #20 of 26
I believe you can order it from the NZXT store. If you spend another 20 bucks, you'll qualify for their free shipping. Could get a free fan or a fan controller out of the deal since it's probably about 20 bucks for shipping anyway.
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