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As the title states im debating between the HAF X and the NZXT Phantom

Opinions on both? I really like the level of cooling in the HAF X but I think the Phantom looks a bit nicer...

I'm putting a P67 Sabertooth/i7-2600k/GTX460 SLI rig in it, mostly air cooling (Though im using a Corsair H70 for CPU cooling) and there will possibly be several hard drives and an SSD in it...

Also want expandability for the future and etc... I care about noise as well, i want a fairly quiet system given its run 24/7/365 and i have to sleep a few feet from it...lol...

Also want to make sure that intakes and such are easy to clean as i have a dog, Who sheds a lot, Even though the pc is not on the floor its still a concern i suppose
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if your planning on going water cooling, i'd go with the haf-x. if not, the phantom is a nice case
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post #3 of 32
between those two i would definitely pick the HAF x... im a proud owner and i have no complaints about it... the cooling is much better than the phantom and i personally like the looks... however, if you were going water cooling (witch you stated you were not), i would go with the 800D (on account that there is more room for components)

Over all i pick the HAF X hands down
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H70 is bad.
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Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
H70 is bad.
It's not bad. It's overpriced. There's a difference.
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Originally Posted by The_Cyb0rg View Post
It's not bad. It's overpriced. There's a difference.
its bad in price/performance ratio?
post #7 of 32
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Originally Posted by Vuashke View Post
its bad in price/performance ratio?
yes. Cause both the NH-D14 and silver arrow perform better than it while still being cheaper. If you throw in a little extra you could just buy a Rasa kit rather than a H70
    
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post #8 of 32
HAFX is exceptionally good in the function aspect, whilst the phantom just looks awesome.
For me, performance over appearance so I would go for the HAFX. But that's just me, you may have a different view.
post #9 of 32
As for the OP's original question.

Both cases are exceptional. But I would rather go for the NZXT Phantom because it has a free fan controller and it looks good. The HAF X is also an awesome case, very very roomy and has more room for watercooling than the other
    
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post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
yes. Cause both the NH-D14 and silver arrow perform better than it while still being cheaper. If you throw in a little extra you could just buy a Rasa kit rather than a H70
With two Ultra Kaze 3000s strapped to my H70 I actually get ~ 1-2 degrees better than both those coolers above. Not to mention, the H70 isn't nearly as big or heavy.

However, now that I know what I know, I would have chosen differently had I known about the RASA kits at the time i purchased the H70. My next build will have one.

As for the cases -- I really like the white Phantom and the blue lighting. But for overall space I like the HAF X better. (And, I like the rugged look of it more too.)
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