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I don't think the price will stay that high, especially if they don't fill the preorders. I think that price is for the bleeding edge followers. That being said; while it's a nice case, it's not a Phantom in my opinion. One of my favorite things about the original was that it was longer than it was tall, which is not the case with the 820.
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post #13252 of 15201
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Originally Posted by Phelan View Post

I don't think the price will stay that high, especially if they don't fill the preorders. I think that price is for the bleeding edge followers. That being said; while it's a nice case, it's not a Phantom in my opinion. One of my favorite things about the original was that it was longer than it was tall, which is not the case with the 820.

It's crazy how many people actually loved that about the Phantom. And here I was thinking I was the only one.
After the 410 came out I figured that they'd ditched the idea of making it longer than tall because most people didn't like that about the original one. I would totally love to see a tiny Phantom that's longer than it's tall.
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post #13253 of 15201
Phantom -> Switch 3 steeps forward,
Switch -> Phantom 820 4 steeps backwards.
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Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

It's crazy how many people actually loved that about the Phantom. And here I was thinking I was the only one.
After the 410 came out I figured that they'd ditched the idea of making it longer than tall because most people didn't like that about the original one. I would totally love to see a tiny Phantom that's longer than it's tall.

You are not alone loving the length of the real phantom.
post #13255 of 15201
Has anybody tried to mount a Corsair H80 radiator in the bottom of the case in place of one of the drive cages, the tinier one directly to the right of the PSU?


I really would love to mount it there as I would be able to optimize my airflow better for the rest of my system however I am a little worried that even with lifting the rad and fans off the bottom of the case with a shroud I will still have trouble with distances due to the very short length of the tubing (approximately 1 foot).

Does anybody have experience with this or something similar, I really want to get the H80 but I am worried that with the proposed setup above my tubing might be too tight and have no slack thus increasing the chances for leaks and the dreaded RMA process.

thanks in advance
post #13256 of 15201
I'm not liking the look of the new phantom, very disappointing
I'll stick with my phantom 410 and original phantom
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post #13257 of 15201
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Phantom -> Switch 3 steeps forward,
Switch -> Phantom 820 4 steeps backwards.

Your opinion. As someone who has a bit of watercooling gear, the changes to the top space are welcome, the added height for intake on fans is great too.
post #13258 of 15201
I agree with most. I think it's a really cool looking case, lots of great features, but the price is just too steep for me. 200 bucks I think would make sense, considering it's basically a Switch with a different body and LED controller. Then I'd get one. I guess I should be happy that the price of the original Phantom will probably go down at most places and buy one of those.
post #13259 of 15201
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

Your opinion. As someone who has a bit of watercooling gear, the changes to the top space are welcome, the added height for intake on fans is great too.

Well yest it my opinion. The opinion of a potential buyer. I never really like the original Phantom to begin with. The thing is that this new case has not made any changes that would want me to buy one for a future build. I think NZXT should ask people more for what they want. I love 810 but it has problem.

1) HDD mounting is very messy and next to impossible to get those rubber things right.
2) The case needs to be a bit stronger structurally. I have had a lot of cases but with this one with full gear its very wobbly If i press in the corner instead of the case lifting up in the side it flexes.
3) Minimized the use of cheap plastic or find a way to make it feel and look better.
4) Try not to include stuff the make a case look flashy. The top open/close mechanisms is not really needed (Does nothing for silence) , The front is filtered but the small grill is not kwing dust is more present in lower part of the case it gets full of dust.
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post #13260 of 15201
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

Your opinion. As someone who has a bit of watercooling gear, the changes to the top space are welcome, the added height for intake on fans is great too.

I'll give it a thumbs up. I like it. It has a few features built in that I had to mod in order to get them on my Phantom. thumb.gif nice job. The top fan/ radiator mounts look like a big upside to the case.
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