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NZXT Phantom or Haf-x

post #1 of 25
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I am stuck between these two cases. The Phantom is $139 and the Haf is $200. I like both, but wanted to hear from people who own them and can comment. Thanks!
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post #2 of 25
Haf X hands down.
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post #3 of 25
Phantom its sexy
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post #4 of 25
HAF X All the way boyo! Wish I got myself one of them now to be honest! haha
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post #5 of 25
Phantom is one of the best cases in the market today personally.
If your into rugged looking cases go for the haf-x, but eww.
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post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draggin;11985515 
Phantom is one of the best cases in the market today personally.
If your into rugged looking cases go for the haf-x, but eww.

Phantom's are sexy yeah. If I had a choice between 2. I would go with the HAF X because of the better air-flow, compare to phantom's case sexyness and not enough good airflow thumb.gif
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post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
Haf has that much better airflow? My question is does it justify the $60 price difference...I like them both but trying for best bang for the buck smile.gif
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post #8 of 25
dont listen to the ignorant fanboys! NZXT phantom is GODS computer case!
It actually has great airflow especially with the 5 built in fan controllers! the haf x does have slightly better airflow, but its not going to make a noticable difference. Get the phantom.

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Edited by RiiiE - 1/12/11 at 11:53am
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post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
Does the Phantom have a filter for the optional front fan?
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rust1d?;11985662 
Does the Phantom have a filter for the optional front fan?

No, but you can buy one from amazon for a couple bucks smile.gif.
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