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Any recommendations for a good full-tower to upgrade to from the NZXT Phantom 410?

I'm looking for a huge case that also looks decent. I was considering the Phantom 820, but to be honest it doesn't look like the $250 price tag is warranted for the product (Note: I wouldn't mind spending that much, I just don't think that particular product is of that value tongue.gif)

Probably a long shot, but is there anything like the size of the Magnum STH10, which also looks decent, but DOESN'T break the bank? biggrin.gif

Thanks!
post #2 of 17
Corsair 900d! Do it!
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hmmm. How about the Phantom 630 then? biggrin.gif
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I would recommend either the storm stryker or cosmos 2

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I would def check out Case labs I have one on the way and i already know i am going to love it.


http://www.caselabs-store.com/
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I don't think there's a case like magnum sth10 in the 250 and down price range and if your going for a case like that you probably water cool-it right ?
The only thing near that range is 900d which is not out yet and will be in short supply when it does then 800d which is a good size but needs some modding if your going overboard water cooling and has a limited number of pci slots. I personally like LIAN LI PC-A76 for look and the number of pci slot but would need modding depending on what you have in mind and is priced right at 205 but it all up to you and your plains for what you like to do it would help to know what your up to on your system smile.gif
post #8 of 17
Fractal Design Define XL R2:

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=111

List price of only $129.99!

Also,

◾Water cooling compatibility:


◾Front – 240mm radiator when HDD cages are removed or repositioned
◾Top – 240 and 280mm when using slim radiators
◾Bottom – 120mm radiators
◾Rear – 120 and 140mm radiators
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Originally Posted by ahoundofhell View Post

I don't think there's a case like magnum sth10 in the 250 and down price range and if your going for a case like that you probably water cool-it right ?
The only thing near that range is 900d which is not out yet and will be in short supply when it does then 800d which is a good size but needs some modding if your going overboard water cooling and has a limited number of pci slots. I personally like LIAN LI PC-A76 for look and the number of pci slot but would need modding depending on what you have in mind and is priced right at 205 but it all up to you and your plains for what you like to do it would help to know what your up to on your system smile.gif

Right now I just have a regular ATX motherboard with 2 580's in SLI. I'm gonna be installing the mod on the two 580's.

I might be getting an XL-ATX mobo however, which would require one of the larger cases. I'd also like the ability to watercooling, etc. in the future if I'm feeling up for it for the CPU.

The reason I want something massive is mostly just for personal aesthetics I guess whistle.gif

The STH-10 looks amazing, but it'd pretty much be empty with what I have now, so I'm having a really hard time justifying spending that much. I only have one SSD and an HDD. I have no intention of getting like 10 HDD's in RAID configuration or anything like that...

Maybe I should simmer a few months and really look into a case I can use for a few years (my phantom 410 is just under a year old)... tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by spikeSP View Post

Right now I just have a regular ATX motherboard with 2 580's in SLI. I'm gonna be installing the mod on the two 580's.

I might be getting an XL-ATX mobo however, which would require one of the larger cases. I'd also like the ability to watercooling, etc. in the future if I'm feeling up for it for the CPU.

The reason I want something massive is mostly just for personal aesthetics I guess whistle.gif

The STH-10 looks amazing, but it'd pretty much be empty with what I have now, so I'm having a really hard time justifying spending that much. I only have one SSD and an HDD. I have no intention of getting like 10 HDD's in RAID configuration or anything like that...

Maybe I should simmer a few months and really look into a case I can use for a few years (my phantom 410 is just under a year old)... tongue.gif

Sounds almost like you'd get no benefit from having it. the STH 10 is quite big. Whilst having a massive case seems appealing, there are a few things you need to consider.

Firstly, if you spend that much on a case, your going to want to fill it up. Secondly, it's not easy to move around full of components, compared to the phantom. 3, case-labs cases, by definition are water cooling enthusiast cases, this is mainly because of the massive amounts of internal space & spending $569 on a water cooling case & putting air cooling in it seems redundant, especially when you don't own any water cooling gear. If your ready to take on a case-labs case then by all means, some of the guys here that do builds on them are insane, but my recommendation would be to think before getting a case this big, because with a purchase of that size, you don't want to be regretting it in the future.

Not that this is anything to go by, but recently I had a big case ( nzxt switch 810 ) and I was running dual SLI like you.. having the switch 810 made me want to fill it up with water coling & I knew that was something I didnt want to do. Downgraded to a mid tower, filled it up and modded it nicely. Now I'm incredibly happy with my pc & I don't have to spend all that money
Edited by CurtTerror - 3/18/13 at 8:05pm
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