Originally Posted by steelkevin
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Have people lost interest in this club since the Phantom 820 was released ? It just seems like a part from a couple of us talking about my loop there hasn't been much going on lately.
Judging by the scarcity of people in the 820 thread, I doubt that's the issue.
Maybe once they're out, readily available, and some folks start building in them, there will be an increase in that thread's traffic, and it will catch-on, but from the initial response there, it's barely luke warm.
It's hard to know for sure, but my gut instinct tells me that too many folks think the price is just too high for a case that has less rad support than the far less expensive switch, and doesn't have the longer than high profile of the original Phantom, which was a part of what made it so popular.
The side panels are probably not doing it any favors either.
I'd love to see NZXT start an in-house custom shop where you can order your P820 with mix n match base colors and plastics, and be able to specify Switch 810 style side panels as an option.
Actually, I have made that suggestion to them. I think it could boost sales significantly.
As for myself, my first Phantom, just about 2 years ago, was a red one which I still have my daily driver build in.
I have rather a special fondness for that styling, and as a personal tribute to it, my next major build is going to be a " Stretched Phantom 820 " made from grafting two 820's together to get that longer than high look, with the plan of getting a 560 in the top, and a 420 in front of the PSU, & painted candy apple red, of course.
Now all I have to do is find some place that has them, (2 white ones) and will ship here Priority Mail, for just the actual cost of shipping.