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post #1 of 24
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I'll get straight to the point... Corsair 600T or NZXT Phantom, or even Tempest Evo?

Plan on doing a 2600K build with moderate OC, Crossfire 6950, Air Cooled.

Heard iffy thing about the airflow in the 600T, never heard anything bad about the Phantom except some people aren't a fan of the looks of it.

Opinions, Suggestions, Thanks.
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post #2 of 24
nzxt
I love Corsair
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post #3 of 24
Tempest Evo for value. 6 included fans for huge stock airflow, long gpu support, cable management, 8 HDD capacity but in rail cages instead of side facing sleds.

Lots of people go with the CM 690IIA in that price range or Fractal R3, arguably better build quality on both, but less stock airflow than the Tempest.
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post #4 of 24
phantom, hands down.
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post #5 of 24
I thought the Corsair was ugly, I like the design of the Phantom better.
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post #6 of 24
I love Corsair products, but their cases are so boring... Phantom all the way!
post #7 of 24
I think its strange to compare those two cases. They aren't really in the same space. I like them both but would go with the Phantom. More expansion, pretty cool to get the white one I think, better cooling.
post #8 of 24
I have both:

http://www.c4real.eu/daan/corsair_1.jpg
http://www.c4real.eu/daan/phantom_2.jpg
http://www.c4real.eu/daan/phantom_12.jpg

And I must say both have it's plus points, the only weakness I could find in the phantom is that the space behind the motherboard for cable management is a bit smaller than the corsairs, other than that it is Phantom all the way because the corsair is harder to get quiet and cool.

If you outfit it with Nexus 120mm realsilent fans and a 200mm coolermaster fan in the side panel you can get it dead quiet, super cool and looking very nice!
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3x NZXT Phantom 
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Nexus Edge 
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post #9 of 24
I say the Phantom great options and looks great
    
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post #10 of 24
tempest cos of value.
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