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Wow. I... don't think I like it, overall. There are definitely some improvements and some really neat innovations, but I think my next Phantom is still going to be the original.
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post #13242 of 15187
It's more of an older brother at that price tag. Please don't tell us you're actually replacing the phantomwith that... it's a whole different case.

I don't see anything like my Phantom. It's more like a 410 mixed with a switch to which you added the Original Phantom's community mods.

Anyway I'm not liking it at all. It sucks that I'm not the only one that doesn't.

I'd say it's a movie that went from rated 18+ to "all publics/ages" but some people didn't like that and gave it a slight beating.
So sure the chasis made no more modding necessary (if you can cope with the aesthetics) and some people will love it for that but Ijust think it lost the original's spark.
Edited by steelkevin - 10/14/12 at 10:19pm
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post #13243 of 15187
Examples of what I like and dislike about it. I would agree with steel that it's basically a whole new case, but I don't think that's at all a bad thing, but it might be a bit of a misleading classification calling it a Phantom.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I prefer the fan controller style from the original Phantom. If I recall correctly, it's also marginally more powerful.
I like the fact that they're being careful to filter everything.
I dislike the look of the new drive bays, as well as the new drive cases, though loading from the back is nice, I'm sure.
Machine screws instead of rivets... thumb.gif
The front 200mm fan is nice.

...unsure if the spoiler tags are necessary... XD
Edited by Caruban - 10/14/12 at 10:43pm
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post #13244 of 15187
Well I like the added functions like:
-360rad support (pretty much most of of the Phantom owners)
-top grill (Kgtuning style)
-front 200mm (jerry amd a couple after him)
-120/140/200mm top fan native support (suggested here by many, myself included)
-filtered everything
-hotswaps/better 3.5" (the original onea sucked and didn't work out for me)
-screws instead of rivets (as said above)

I hate:
-the window
-the 410 front style
-the bottom
-overall looks
-price tag (you can't replace a 140€ case by this)
-RGB (if it makes the price so high I'd rather deal with the lighting myself)
-It's higher than deep (the original phantom was deeper than higher, I liked that)
-could support dual 140/120 in the front to fit a rad
-No 420mm top support (I'm sur it'd fit on the 280 stands though)
-Removal of the cable pannel's mesh (that will come in handy for me down the road, they could've left it and filtered it)
-Interior looks really like the Switch which is shame, it's a new case and it's not even a switxh so why dpes it feel like one ?

-15days of teasing barely revealing anything
-sucks that people waited on this expecting a Phantom and end up seeimg a higher price tag and something totally different from the phantom).


I've only watched the 8min review that wss posted here. I'll check out TTL's super long one later if I can't sleep, he usually brings out true potential by suggesting all kind of crazy stuff and mods. Right now it's not my style and although I see potential the aesthetics just don't cut it for me.
Edited by steelkevin - 10/14/12 at 11:42pm
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post #13245 of 15187
Hello XNine since the NDA is now over can you upload some new photos on line of the phantom 820
post #13246 of 15187
I'm really annoyed, but unsurprised.


After the big marketing thing, the teasers etc, they unveil it and surprise surprise it's available in one country.

Like most of their new products.

When will NZXT notice that they have become a global brand, and should perhaps consider shipping globally? I've been waiting to buy a new case for a while, and waited like an idiot because of the whispers and rumours of a new Phantom. Uber disappointed.
post #13247 of 15187
I like all the improvements, even the side window... But I hate the profile. Too tall.
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post #13248 of 15187
The price for the 820 is 249 bucks (Source: AnandTech) which is 100 bucks more than the original phantom. That's very expensive thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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post #13249 of 15187
I don't really think I like it so much. I guess I'm indifferent to it haha
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post #13250 of 15187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baldrex View Post

The price for the 820 is 249 bucks (Source: AnandTech) which is 100 bucks more than the original phantom. That's very expensive thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

You would think if they were replacing the phantom with this it would be near or at the same price range....Not even close. mad.gif

I think i would pick the switch before this one and it's cheaper...
Edited by corysti - 10/15/12 at 8:40am
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