Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs ›  "Mix 'N Match Twins" . . . Complimentary Pair of NZXT Phantom 630's
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

"Mix 'N Match Twins" . . . Complimentary Pair of NZXT Phantom 630's

post #1 of 191
Thread Starter 
Welcome to my
* * * "Mix 'N Match Twins" * * *
Complimentary NZXT Phantom 630's build log



Hey gang,

Welcome to my latest project;

I'll be building a pair of the new NZXT Phantom 630's, kind of alternating efforts between them and the stretched 820 build.

The idea in this project is to mix and match parts of a white 630 and a gunmetal 630, to produce two complimentary builds, each unique from anything you could buy off the shelf.

The idea here is that 2 friends could buddy-up so that each would have a unique custom at the cost of a single case.

While I'm usually more of a "go big or go home" modder, who likes to push existing limits, these builds are going to be a 180 flip from my usual.

The intention here is to create a pair of nice, custom looking, gaming capable rigs, that are within the reach of most enthusiast's modding abilities, and all without breaking the bank.

Though everyone has their own opinion, I see the 630 as a case best suited as either an upgrade to gain good WC capabilities for a slightly older Sandy Bridge system that's on air of AIO, or as an equally good choice for a new gaming level SB /IB build with WC in the plan.

I would suggest going to the larger 810 or 820 if you plan more than 2 GPU's.

The 630 is not that big inside, and starts to look cramped more quickly than its larger cousins.


I'll save the review and critical appraisal of the P630 for later on in the build log, but here's a little preview of the "Mix 'N Match" buddy builds:


Hope you enjoy the adventure,

Darlene



Here's a few shots with the side panels removed:









Here's a few shots with the side panels in place, both with sides matching the chassis, and with the sides matching the plastics:

I think the contrasting USB module looks good either way.

I prefer the side panels matching the plastics, with the top edge of the chassis and the lower edge / feet as accents.






But here's the sides matching the chassis for comparison:




Edited by IT Diva - 4/7/13 at 4:11pm
post #2 of 191
Thread Starter 
Reserved for picture index
post #3 of 191
Subscribing early in anticipation wink.gif
post #4 of 191
Subbed of course! Love your ideas and creativity.
post #5 of 191
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xclsyr View Post

Subscribing early in anticipation wink.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by kgtuning View Post

Subbed of course! Love your ideas and creativity.


Welcome aboard guys, thanks for the vote of confidence.

As much as I love the 820's, and I'm starting to like the 630's, nothing seems to beckon me like the original Phantom did.

Since these builds are planned as upgrades to a pair of my AIO cooled phantom builds so that I can have well executed custom loops and better performance, I'm truly going to miss the look of the original cases.


Darlene
post #6 of 191
Nice idea, white frame with gunmetal plastics looks friggin' epic! Subbed!
post #7 of 191
This should be good smile.gif
post #8 of 191
You are awesome at this!
Subbed!!!
The Atom
(14 items)
 
Apollo 11
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4970 Asus ROG Maximus Z87 VI Extreme Galaxy Geforce GTX 780 Corsair Vengeance 16GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Green 2TB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 10 64 Bit OEM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG248QE WASD V2 Cooler master silent pro 800w NZXT S340 
MouseOther
Mad Catz RAT 9 NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P XFX R9 280 DD Kingston Beast DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Blue Windows 8.1 64bit Asus VE248H Ducky Shine Zero Cherry MX Blue LED Red 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair VS650 Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G400s 
  hide details  
Reply
The Atom
(14 items)
 
Apollo 11
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4970 Asus ROG Maximus Z87 VI Extreme Galaxy Geforce GTX 780 Corsair Vengeance 16GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Green 2TB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 10 64 Bit OEM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG248QE WASD V2 Cooler master silent pro 800w NZXT S340 
MouseOther
Mad Catz RAT 9 NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P XFX R9 280 DD Kingston Beast DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Blue Windows 8.1 64bit Asus VE248H Ducky Shine Zero Cherry MX Blue LED Red 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair VS650 Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G400s 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 191
This should be good, looking forward to it! thumb.gif
Crimson Origin
(10 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k Asus Maximus V Gene Sapphire 7950 OC Sapphire 7950 OC 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB Samsung 1TB Custom Chinese WC Box Windows 7 Ultimate 
PowerCase
Silverstone Strider Plus 850W Silverstone SG10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600 Dell Motherboard MSI 7770 Ghz Edition Samsung 2x4 GB + Hynix 2x2 GB 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm LG Blueray Burner Windows 7 Ultimate OCZ ModXstream 600W 
Case
Dell XPS 8300 Case 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k Asus Maximus V Gene PowerColor 7990 Avexir Core Series Red 16GB 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM Phobya CPU-Cooler UC-2 LT EK-FC7990 Full-Coverage Water Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingMonitor
Alphacool DC-LT Ceramic - 12V DC Pro AGB Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 120mm Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 180mm CrossOver 27" 2560x1440 IPS Monitor 
PowerCaseAudio
Silverstone Strider Plus 850W SilverStone Sugo Series SG09 MicroATX Mini Tower  ASUS - Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
Crimson Origin
(10 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k Asus Maximus V Gene Sapphire 7950 OC Sapphire 7950 OC 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB Samsung 1TB Custom Chinese WC Box Windows 7 Ultimate 
PowerCase
Silverstone Strider Plus 850W Silverstone SG10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600 Dell Motherboard MSI 7770 Ghz Edition Samsung 2x4 GB + Hynix 2x2 GB 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm LG Blueray Burner Windows 7 Ultimate OCZ ModXstream 600W 
Case
Dell XPS 8300 Case 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k Asus Maximus V Gene PowerColor 7990 Avexir Core Series Red 16GB 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM Phobya CPU-Cooler UC-2 LT EK-FC7990 Full-Coverage Water Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingMonitor
Alphacool DC-LT Ceramic - 12V DC Pro AGB Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 120mm Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 180mm CrossOver 27" 2560x1440 IPS Monitor 
PowerCaseAudio
Silverstone Strider Plus 850W SilverStone Sugo Series SG09 MicroATX Mini Tower  ASUS - Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 191
Damn IT you're such a tease ! Always such awesome builds, look forward to your progress on this sweet pair. drool.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
Double Vision
(19 items)
 

(0 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ivy Bridge 3770K with IHS removed Asus Max V gene Gigabyte Windforce OC 670 X 2 G Skills Trident X 2 x 4gig 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 SSD Samsung Sony 24X Tfc Monsta 420 and Tfc Xchanger 360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Rp 452 res with 2 x D5 varios and DD Cp pro for... Arqtic dual TEC chiller with 2-400watt Qmax tec... Ek supreme Cpu block with modified plate and 2 ... 9 x CM 120 mm R4 fans-1 x 140 Bitfenix Pro fan ... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
7 Ultimate Phillips 234 23 inch Logitech G110 Seasonic X-1250 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Dual CM Haf 922`s CM Sentinel Advance 2 Big 
  hide details  
Reply
Double Vision
(19 items)
 

(0 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ivy Bridge 3770K with IHS removed Asus Max V gene Gigabyte Windforce OC 670 X 2 G Skills Trident X 2 x 4gig 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 SSD Samsung Sony 24X Tfc Monsta 420 and Tfc Xchanger 360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Rp 452 res with 2 x D5 varios and DD Cp pro for... Arqtic dual TEC chiller with 2-400watt Qmax tec... Ek supreme Cpu block with modified plate and 2 ... 9 x CM 120 mm R4 fans-1 x 140 Bitfenix Pro fan ... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
7 Ultimate Phillips 234 23 inch Logitech G110 Seasonic X-1250 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Dual CM Haf 922`s CM Sentinel Advance 2 Big 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mod Work Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs ›  "Mix 'N Match Twins" . . . Complimentary Pair of NZXT Phantom 630's