Originally Posted by colossul
Do you guys think I would encounter any space issues if I went SLI with 2 gtx 760's and some liquid cooling? I'm torn between this model and the NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT which is the full-tower. I'm just worried that I might want a larger case in the future incase I add stuff.
You need to sit down and really think about what you really want in a build for the long run.
The phantom has a really unique look, that either mesmerizingly draws you to it, or makes you run and hide.
It was designed back when AIO's with thin rads and one or two 120 sized fans were the emerging way to go . . . .
It accommodates them well.
It was never designed for full on water cooling, although some very talented modders were able to pull it off with great aesthetics as well.
If it's the look that does it for you, and you don't mind comparatively poor, by today's standards, water cooling options, go with the phantom.
If on the other hand, you envision a killer build with multiple GPU's with everything under water and expect to be able to have enough cooling for generous overclocks, then look at the Switch 810 or maybe the Phantom 820.
The 810 is hands down the best bang for the buck, water cooling friendly, case around. When it's on sale, it's barely a few $ more than the original phantom.
The 820 has some nice extras that run up its price, but it's really, really, nice if the extra cost isn't a deal breaker.
The new phantom 630 is the new generation of the original phantom at a similar price point that's re-designed to be much more water cooling friendly.
It also has a lot of build aspects where they "cheaped out", making it much lower on the build quality scale than the original phantom.
It also lost its "longer than high" look that set the original phantom apart from the crowd.
Being as it's in about the same price bracket as the 810, if you have serious WC aspirations, go with the 810.
The 630, from my experience building a pair of them, is that it's too "econo-box" . . . much like the 410 was, compared to the phantom when it came out, but maybe a bit more-so.
Think about where you want to go with your build and plan accordingly.