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As for the chassis itself, it's a very strong first outing for what's actually a somewhat unconventional approach to silent cooling. The H630 doesn't feel like quite the knockout that the Phantom 630 was, but there's a tremendous amount of potential here. NZXT needs to figure out a proper balancing act for this case, as I can see a revision being an absolute terror to compete with.

At $149 the H630 isn't bargain priced, but it's not at all unreasonable for what you get either. Until the Deep Silence 1 becomes more readily available in the United States again, you're looking at an unusual split of recommendations. For most users I think the still readily available Deep Silence 2 is going to be the value champion; at $89, it's practically a steal for what you get. The H630's real competitor may be the Fractal Design Define XL R2, and I can see arguments for going in either direction. Personally, I think the H630 is more forward thinking and has more potential than the XL R2, though the XL R2 definitely has its own merits. Evaluate your own needs, but if you think the H630 is what you're looking for, I'd say buy it with confidence.
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I'm quite satisfied with that review. I'm just wondering about my own clearance needs since I've got my GPU + Capture cards and other expansions, but that also depends on the board I'm using. I'm still stuck on the USB ports and whatnot on the side of the case, but that's easy to work around. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on this, I was about to succumb to the pressure and drop down the cash for a switch 810, glad I didn't.
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Fatigue Anguish Forlorn Futility 
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cold desperate child Moving steadily towards a bleak future sounds of another loss A forecast for a worse day 
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[Boot] Mushkin Chronos 480 GB Swiftech H240X Windows 7 Pro Dell P2715Q 
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