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NZXT Phanom or HAF 932

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I'm stuck between the Phantom and the 932. I'm not sure which one would be a better pick, I'm thinking of upgrading to water cooling in the future so i was leaning towards the 932 but I'm open to other thoughts. This was posted a couple weeks ago with the phantom winning, but I am interested in wc in the future. Also, maybe even willing to mod the case if i can find the time lol.
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post #2 of 18
Definitely the phantom, it looks much better than the HAF and cooling is good. If you are really interested in WC I would get a corsair 800d.
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I think the phantom looks a little better on the outside and may have slightly better internal temps with stock fans but overall i think you should go with the HAF 932. This for a variety of reasons (i own one myself) mainly being:
-It is very easy to mod. Im about to start a large case mod for mine both externally and after upgrading installing a full WCing system. Its only only 4 inches shorter in length but about 2 of those are on the front panel so i wouldnt worry.
-More specifically with WCing the HAF wins due to the fact that theres so much room internally for mounting everything including rads but if you need the case is SO MUCH easier to install external rads. Whether on the side panel, Top, rear or even the front if you remove the fan and do small modding.
As for the suggestion by Adversity about the 800D i really dont think its worth spending twice the money when you can be so creative with this case and have fun.
Just my 2c
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post #4 of 18
There are multiple internal options for the Phantom to mount rads. 240-360 up top, 240 on bottom, and whatever you desire on the back of the case mounted externally.
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post #5 of 18
could even have a 360 external, aswell as a 360 internal, hell, remove both hdd cages and another 240 aswell, if you don't mind doing a bit of case modding, i'd say Phantom, I'd say it anyway, I have it, and can vouch for it.
    
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by v1p3rrr View Post
I think the phantom looks a little better on the outside and may have slightly better internal temps with stock fans but overall i think you should go with the HAF 932. This for a variety of reasons (i own one myself) mainly being:
-It is very easy to mod. Im about to start a large case mod for mine both externally and after upgrading installing a full WCing system. Its only only 4 inches shorter in length but about 2 of those are on the front panel so i wouldnt worry.
-More specifically with WCing the HAF wins due to the fact that theres so much room internally for mounting everything including rads but if you need the case is SO MUCH easier to install external rads. Whether on the side panel, Top, rear or even the front if you remove the fan and do small modding.
As for the suggestion by Adversity about the 800D i really dont think its worth spending twice the money when you can be so creative with this case and have fun.
Just my 2c
Cheers
Thanks this seems like the best approach since I'm also interested in case modding, I have a dremmel sitting around, but never got to using it, I was also considering doing a custom paint job Also thanks to everyone else who put their feedback, after searching around for prices I'll see which one I get, but the HAF is cheaper right now so I'm leaning towards that

edit: actually they're around the same price XD, why do I have to be so indecisive... decisions decisions....
Edited by yamo - 2/12/11 at 11:15am
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post #7 of 18
Haf the Phantom looks nice on the inside. Outside looks like a cheap plastic toy.
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by yamo View Post
Thanks this seems like the best approach since I'm also interested in case modding, I have a dremmel sitting around, but never got to using it, I was also considering doing a custom paint job Also thanks to everyone else who put their feedback, after searching around for prices I'll see which one I get, but the HAF is cheaper right now so I'm leaning towards that

edit: actually they're around the same price XD, why do I have to be so indecisive... decisions decisions....
I've owned both. I like the Phantom better. It offers much more features for the price and I like the aesthetics more as well.

5 channel fan controller, dust filters, amazing cable management, good paint job.
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Phantom
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Phantom!
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