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Hey guys
I'm going to buy a NZXT Phantom case, and I'm pondering additions.
1. Should I add both a front 140mm intake and a top 200mm, or is the front addition sufficient?
2. Is a sleeve LED cable worth it, and will you notice it if the case is closed?
3. If I want my cables to look great by using the Premium Cables, which ones should I buy (what parts have a cable that can be seen e.g PSU into Mobo)?

Site I can get products from: http://www.skycomp.com.au/search/?q=nzxt
All help appreciated guys
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Hey guys
I'm going to buy a NZXT Phantom case, and I'm pondering additions.
1. Should I add both a front 140mm intake and a top 200mm, or is the front addition sufficient?
2. Is a sleeve LED cable worth it, and will you notice it if the case is closed?
3. If I want my cables to look great by using the Premium Cables, which ones should I buy (what parts have a cable that can be seen e.g PSU into Mobo)?

Site I can get products from: http://www.skycomp.com.au/search/?q=nzxt
All help appreciated guys
I have the blue 1m LED kit in my phantom, and it gives it a nice subtle blue glow that is noticeable from all the grills and what not. Nice little effect.

I have the front 140mm fan in addition to the to 200mm top one. The cases standard cooling options work awesome, but you can never have too much airflow...they do help out quite a bit.

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Hey guys
I'm going to buy a NZXT Phantom case, and I'm pondering additions.
1. Should I add both a front 140mm intake and a top 200mm, or is the front addition sufficient?
2. Is a sleeve LED cable worth it, and will you notice it if the case is closed?
3. If I want my cables to look great by using the Premium Cables, which ones should I buy (what parts have a cable that can be seen e.g PSU into Mobo)?

Site I can get products from: http://www.skycomp.com.au/search/?q=nzxt
All help appreciated guys
1. Adding additional fans will almost always help cool your system; some configuration provides greater results. In larger cases, I prefer going with negative pressure, greater exhaust than intake, as there is more room for heat pockets. This'll help eliminate those pockets. I would go with adding both the 140mm front intake and 200mm top exhaust since it will provide cooling both ways, but still allow it to be a negative airflow.

2. The sleeve LED kits are a nice touch to the show off your case as you can see on the following image.
If you placed the side panel over, you will still be able to see the glow effect coming from the interior. I'm sorry; I don't have an image of it closed.

3. The image provided on the the second answer will help with what cables will be exposed. The main extensions you'll want is the 24pin and power to the video cards. If your 8pin, near the CPU socket, is exposed, you can go with adding that as well.

I hope this helped with your decision.
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Thanks a lot for both your info, very informative
Unfortunately the place I was going to buy the premium cables is out of white and red, so I'll have to find another place
Anyway guys, you were great help, thank you very much.
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