Which case for gaming? 500R or NZXT 410?

Ok, so I am building my first ever gaming rig, and I am having trouble choosing the right case for the build. I have come across 2 cases that I like, but wondering which one would be better for my money.

Specs (I will be buying these parts in the next couple of weeks.)

CPU: i5 3570K
GPU: EVGA 670 FTW
MOBO Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
PSU: CM TX750M
RAM: RipjawsX 8GB
HDD: WD 1TB Blue
COOLER: Hyper 212 EVO
(I will be hopefully getting another 670 to SLI later on down the road.)

So, with these components, which case should I go for?

NZXT Phantom 410 - http://amzn.to/XcgCE7

or

Corsair Carbide 500R - http://amzn.to/17c3Rxx


Thanks!
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  1. I'd go cheaper if you like both equally. I liked building in the 500r and it cools well. Will say it's at the top end mid-tower, size wise.
  2. Both are very well built cases, but just to confuse you a little more... ;)

    I'd go with a bitfenix ghost. It's EXTREMELY well built and well designed, and is totally silent. As in totally.
  3. DarkSable said:
    Both are very well built cases, but just to confuse you a little more... ;)

    I'd go with a bitfenix ghost. It's EXTREMELY well built and well designed, and is totally silent. As in totally.



    Hmmm, looks interesting. We seem to have extremely similar builds (or at least until I actually buy the parts) How does it run?
  4. timmmmeh said:
    Hmmm, looks interesting. We seem to have extremely similar builds (or at least until I actually buy the parts) How does it run?


    I used to have two water-cooled 670s in a full-tower monstrosity. Then portability became an issue, so I have a single water cooled 670 in a small monstrosity. ;)

    I've got a 1080p, 120Hz monitor, and there are very very few games that I can't max out at 120 frames a second. I can't say enough good things about its performance - I've got some software that emulates a second user, and with that, I can still max most games running two instances on two separate 1080p monitors, one at 120fps and one at 60.
  5. DarkSable said:
    timmmmeh said:
    Hmmm, looks interesting. We seem to have extremely similar builds (or at least until I actually buy the parts) How does it run?


    I used to have two water-cooled 670s in a full-tower monstrosity. Then portability became an issue, so I have a single water cooled 670 in a small monstrosity. ;)

    I've got a 1080p, 120Hz monitor, and there are very very few games that I can't max out at 120 frames a second. I can't say enough good things about its performance - I've got some software that emulates a second user, and with that, I can still max most games running two instances on two separate 1080p monitors, one at 120fps and one at 60.



    haha geeze thats beast. Well then im uber excited :P, what games do you have trouble with? Im personally building this rig for many games but mostly for Arma 2 (including DayZ) and Arma 3
  6. timmmmeh said:
    haha geeze thats beast. Well then im uber excited :P, what games do you have trouble with? Im personally building this rig for many games but mostly for Arma 2 (including DayZ) and Arma 3


    Arma 3, of course, as it's still in alpha, isn't even close to having driver support, so I struggle with that. Other than that, Crysis 3 is really the only game that I can't max at 60 frames a second.
  7. DarkSable said:
    timmmmeh said:
    haha geeze thats beast. Well then im uber excited :P, what games do you have trouble with? Im personally building this rig for many games but mostly for Arma 2 (including DayZ) and Arma 3


    Arma 3, of course, as it's still in alpha, isn't even close to having driver support, so I struggle with that. Other than that, Crysis 3 is really the only game that I can't max at 60 frames a second.




    Yeah I expected Arma 3, but everyone is having issues.. and Crysis im not even interested it. Have you played DayZ on that rig before? If so it runs well?
  8. timmmmeh said:
    Yeah I expected Arma 3, but everyone is having issues.. and Crysis im not even interested it. Have you played DayZ on that rig before? If so it runs well?


    I have not, but I can pretty much guarantee you that it would - it maxxes comparable games without even breaking a sweat.
  9. DarkSable said:
    timmmmeh said:
    Yeah I expected Arma 3, but everyone is having issues.. and Crysis im not even interested it. Have you played DayZ on that rig before? If so it runs well?


    I have not, but I can pretty much guarantee you that it would - it maxxes comparable games without even breaking a sweat.



    Ah okay, thanks for the info! Ill definitely look into the case that you mentioned :D
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