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Phanteks EVOLV Tempered Glass Vs. Fractal Design Define S ?

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Hey Guys.
I'm almost done picking the parts for my new dream build (also my first build) and my last decision is between the Phanteks EVOLV with the Tempered Glass on both sides and the Define S by Fractal Design.
If i was living in the UK or US i would definitely choose the Phanteks EVOLV no questions asked but since i do not and in my country you can't even find the EVOLV and only the Define S, the price difference between the two is overwhelming (EVOLV with shipping and tax etc.).

This is the price difference:
Fractal Design Define S (Window): 100$
Phanteks EVOLV (Tempered Glass): 500-520$

As you can see the price difference is enormous, i could actually buy 5 Define S cases for the price of one EVOLV case.
The reason i started this topic was first to understand how much better is the EVOLV case over the Define S case.
Would also want to know if the EVOLV case is worth 500$ and is it 400$ better then the Define S case.
Would also like to know why the Define S overall is such a cheap case, is it because of cheap components ? no matter which case i put the Define S up against the Define S is always cheaper, even cheaper then the Define R5 case which is older with less airflow space.... is it just a big beautiful case with a lot of cheap components and inconvenient placements and problems ? or is it just because Fractal Design wanted to sell it for cheap so more would buy ?

Other cases costs in my country for you to get the feel of prices:
*Maybe somewhere in here is a case better then the Define S and EVOLV so let me know what you think smile.gif "

- Corsair Obsidian 450D: 145$
- CoolerMaster MasterCase 5: 145$
- Fractal Design Define R5 (Window): 158$
- NZXT H440: 161$
- Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition: 197$
- CoolerMaster MasterCase Pro 5: 204$
- Corsair Graphite 760T: 241$
- Corsair Graphite 780T: 244$
- Corsair Obsidian 900D: 440-485$

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha.
CPU: i7 6700K.
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i.
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Red LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) 3000 MHz or 3200 MHz.
PSU: Corsair AX860i.
SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB.
HHD: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB.
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K95 RGB.
Mouse: Logitech G502 RGB .
System: Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit.
Monitor (in the future): Acer Predator X34 or X34P

Thank you for your thoughts and opinions ^_^
post #2 of 4
That's nuts that case costs that much where you live. It's only $200 here in the US.
post #3 of 4
yeah, that's a lot of money...!

have you considered any of the Inwin cases (like the 805 or 303) if you want a tempered glass atx case?
post #4 of 4
I have owned both of these cases. The build quality and look of the TG is definitely amazing, but for that price difference, I could not recommend the TG. The Define S still has very good build quality for the price and I don't think you would be disappointed with it.
If you are debating getting the TG just for the tempered glass you could look at some of the Lian Li cases like the PC-08 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7TD4602092
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