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post #1 of 191 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 03:10 PM - Thread Starter
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Complimentary NZXT Phantom 630's build log



Hey gang,

Welcome to my latest project;

I'll be building a pair of the new NZXT Phantom 630's, kind of alternating efforts between them and the stretched 820 build.

The idea in this project is to mix and match parts of a white 630 and a gunmetal 630, to produce two complimentary builds, each unique from anything you could buy off the shelf.

The idea here is that 2 friends could buddy-up so that each would have a unique custom at the cost of a single case.

While I'm usually more of a "go big or go home" modder, who likes to push existing limits, these builds are going to be a 180 flip from my usual.

The intention here is to create a pair of nice, custom looking, gaming capable rigs, that are within the reach of most enthusiast's modding abilities, and all without breaking the bank.

Though everyone has their own opinion, I see the 630 as a case best suited as either an upgrade to gain good WC capabilities for a slightly older Sandy Bridge system that's on air of AIO, or as an equally good choice for a new gaming level SB /IB build with WC in the plan.

I would suggest going to the larger 810 or 820 if you plan more than 2 GPU's.

The 630 is not that big inside, and starts to look cramped more quickly than its larger cousins.


I'll save the review and critical appraisal of the P630 for later on in the build log, but here's a little preview of the "Mix 'N Match" buddy builds:


Hope you enjoy the adventure,

Darlene



Here's a few shots with the side panels removed:









Here's a few shots with the side panels in place, both with sides matching the chassis, and with the sides matching the plastics:

I think the contrasting USB module looks good either way.

I prefer the side panels matching the plastics, with the top edge of the chassis and the lower edge / feet as accents.






But here's the sides matching the chassis for comparison:



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Welcome aboard guys, thanks for the vote of confidence.

As much as I love the 820's, and I'm starting to like the 630's, nothing seems to beckon me like the original Phantom did.

Since these builds are planned as upgrades to a pair of my AIO cooled phantom builds so that I can have well executed custom loops and better performance, I'm truly going to miss the look of the original cases.


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Damn IT you're such a tease ! Always such awesome builds, look forward to your progress on this sweet pair. drool.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

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