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post #13261 of 15204
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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.

That is the only upside I see in it KG.

Here is what I just posted on the reddit AMA
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I am pretty disappointed. All it looks like they did was use the Switch 810 frame, added 200mm to the front instead of the 120/140mm options in the switch(which takes away from adding another radiator in the front). Added the Hue lighting, with crap soldered connections that come apart, that I've seen in a couple video reviews(Quality control?), and changed the HDD mounting slides(Which are also crap, and easily broken, seen in the video reviews, again Quality control?). All for $100 over the original Phantoms price point, and close to $100 over the Switch's price point, and get a small side panel window, and some more ugly mesh. The 360 rad support at the top is nice, but that doesn't justify the ridiculous price point. Especially since the only new tooling that they needed to make for production was for the plastic panels, and the front panel on the frame. Using the Switch for the base, and changing a few things, adding the HUE lighting, and a cheap 4 channel fan controller, justifies a $249 price? Explain that. Not to mention, the lack of color choices as compared to the original Phantom. That is probably one of the reasons for such a huge following for the original, was the color choices. Gunmetal, and matte black are too similar looking

I do like the radiator support up top, and down below, but that is about it. I can just buy the Switch 810, for less money, and a better side panel window, and the same exact interior. The only difference would be the front fan options, but the Switch beats the Phantom in that respect too, because the stock fans in the case are almost useless. Especially the 200mm fans, that cost 2 times as much, and move air at a slower rate than a 120 or 140mm fan can do..

and the reply I am going to submit as soon as it lets me.
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I would also agree with Mr. TTL, you guys really need to change your focus group. I love NZXT, your support is awesome, but I want to see something new. Not a revamped Switch 810, with new plastic panels to look similar to the Phantom 410's look. I love the original Phantom, this new Phantom shouldn't even be qualified to use the same name.
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post #13262 of 15204
New Phantom is... different, for lack of a better term. It's not a bad case, but I certainly wouldn't be buying one even if it was priced the same as the original phantom.

It just doesn't fit my tastes. I'm certain that there are people who will like it and will love owning and modding it, but I am not one of those people. I'll stick with my Black and Green Phantom after my next few mods. My Phantom looks nice and classy with no LED's(although I'm going to add some white LED's to illuminate the components) and it still manages to stand out due to the nice green accents and unique shape of the case.

There are two ways you can stand out, you can have the exact opposite of what people expect(IE. wearing jeans and a hot pink T-shirt at an executive meeting) or you can tastefully accent what is expected(IE. wearing a colored tie to an executive meeting), the original Phantom, I feel, does the latter especially well in black due to its unique silhouette, while the new phantom does the former with the new stand and aggressively shaped window design.

The new Phantom 820 is certainly not a bad design, but it isn't something I would buy for myself.

Also, I too prefer a case that is longer than it is tall.
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post #13263 of 15204
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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.

Your concerns are noted , though, your the only person I've seen complain about the structural problems. The s810 HDD rubber doohickies are a pain theathe ass.
post #13264 of 15204
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Your concerns are noted , though, your the only person I've seen complain about the structural problems. The s810 HDD rubber doohickies are a pain theathe ass.

Could just be my case. My friend has one and i will see if he has the problem. If anything i will make a video or something.
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post #13265 of 15204
Hi

I am finally back from my winter sleep :X

I just heard about the new Phantom and somehow I think I am the only one that really loves it. I love the design of the new sidepanel, but I don't like the mesh. I will if I get it mod the mesh to a window.
I always loved the Phantom, so as the new one xD.

If NZXT hocked me one up (I doubt it) I would really love to do some mods to it like my assassin's creed mods.


So what have I missed from the Phantom community?
    
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post #13266 of 15204
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Your concerns are noted , though, your the only person I've seen complain about the structural problems. The s810 HDD rubber doohickies are a pain theathe ass.

How hard is it to make a decent tool less HDD drive tray? I've been using CoolerMaster cases for quite a while now and their drive trays have always been easy to use and quite sturdy.

Do you guys use screws on you hdd trays? I'm thinking of not buying an NZXT case anymore. I don't hate the new Phantom, but I'm not willing to pay the price you are asking for. I think it's overpriced for what you get.

I've still got the Switch 810 on my list though and will have another think about it before going with a different brand case.
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So where can I buy one in Canada and when?
post #13268 of 15204
I feel that an acceptable price point for this case would be somewhere between 150-180. I might get one then.

..and then completely tear it down... biggrin.gif
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post #13269 of 15204
I love the new design but I feel the 820 will put a black cloud up as long as the price is that high, Value is no longer there.

I have always been the kinda person where I want the top case with the best bang for the buck. To me the original phantom was that case.

There needs to be a balance in price, cosmetics, form and function. I feel price weights the 820 down and would make me not want to buy it. I would pay $150 for this case and nothing more.
     
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post #13270 of 15204
Alrighty,

I have a question,
I have recently bought a BitFenix Spectre 230mm Green LED fan intending to put it in my lovely NZXT Phantom Case.
Here is the link to the exact one that I had Purchased: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835345016

It seemed to be the only 230mm fan that exists on the earth.

#1. Well, it does not seem to line up with the holes that are there. That doesn't stop me from making holes for it.

#2. The screws I have, are not long enough to go through the fan and into the side panel.

My question, has anyone ever put this fan on the side of their case? (no, I am really not interested in looking through all 1300 pages in the owners club)
If they have, please let me know what you have done, and how NZXT could say that there is support for this, while the only one that seems to exist wont fit. :/

If there are more 230mm fans out there that are confirmed to work, I am definitely open to those...

Thanks,

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