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June 30, 2014 6:02:15 PM

Hi, I'm looking for advice on which mid tower case I should buy. I will be air cooling the case. I have trouble choosing because of the space restrictions my graphics card(308mm) creates. My three main choices are the NZXT Phantom 410, the Corsair Carbide Series 500R(arctic white version), and the NZXT H440. I would appreciate any input but I do have a few specific questions about each.
Questions:
1. On Pcpartpicker it says that the 410 phantom can only fit GPUs up to 305mm. I'm wondering if I could remove drive cages to make more room or if the 305mm is already counting the extra space from removing the bays.
2.I love the NZXT H440 case but I'm not sure If it is good for air cooling. Does anyone have experience with air cooling this case?
3The Corsair case looks decent but I prefer the look of the H440. Would this case be better for air cooling or would the H440 be comparable in terms of airflow and cooling?

Thanks for reading, any advice is appreciated. Here is a link to a build that shows my graphics card and the 500R case.http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hHmXYJ

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June 30, 2014 11:39:49 PM

I have the Corsair 500R case right now, and it fit my Gigabyte R9 270X just fine. Also its great for cooling. 2 fron fans, optional fan on bottom, 200mm side panel fan (or you can remove and add 120/140mm fans), a rear exhaust fan, and two top fans (Where I put my corsair h100 cooler).

If u have questions about it just ask.
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July 1, 2014 9:00:22 AM

Bojangle12 said:
I have the Corsair 500R case right now, and it fit my Gigabyte R9 270X just fine. Also its great for cooling. 2 fron fans, optional fan on bottom, 200mm side panel fan (or you can remove and add 120/140mm fans), a rear exhaust fan, and two top fans (Where I put my corsair h100 cooler).

If u have questions about it just ask.


Thanks for the response! Do you think the corsair 500R would be a better air cooling case than the NZXT H440? Both cases are really attractive but I like the H440's clean look a bit better. Do you know anything about the H440? I've heard almost nothing about air cooling the H440, but I have heard that it comes with 4 fans.
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July 1, 2014 7:40:27 PM

wally55 said:
Bojangle12 said:
I have the Corsair 500R case right now, and it fit my Gigabyte R9 270X just fine. Also its great for cooling. 2 fron fans, optional fan on bottom, 200mm side panel fan (or you can remove and add 120/140mm fans), a rear exhaust fan, and two top fans (Where I put my corsair h100 cooler).

If u have questions about it just ask.


Thanks for the response! Do you think the corsair 500R would be a better air cooling case than the NZXT H440? Both cases are really attractive but I like the H440's clean look a bit better. Do you know anything about the H440? I've heard almost nothing about air cooling the H440, but I have heard that it comes with 4 fans.


The NZXT H440 looks like a great case, But I am inclined to recommend the 500R over it. It doesn't seem to have room for optical drives at the top of the front of the case.

Still a really good case though. I believe the 500R can be found as low as $80 after rebate, now. How much is the NZXT H440?
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July 2, 2014 12:54:07 PM

Bojangle12 said:
wally55 said:
Bojangle12 said:
I have the Corsair 500R case right now, and it fit my Gigabyte R9 270X just fine. Also its great for cooling. 2 fron fans, optional fan on bottom, 200mm side panel fan (or you can remove and add 120/140mm fans), a rear exhaust fan, and two top fans (Where I put my corsair h100 cooler).

If u have questions about it just ask.


Thanks for the response! Do you think the corsair 500R would be a better air cooling case than the NZXT H440? Both cases are really attractive but I like the H440's clean look a bit better. Do you know anything about the H440? I've heard almost nothing about air cooling the H440, but I have heard that it comes with 4 fans.


The NZXT H440 looks like a great case, But I am inclined to recommend the 500R over it. It doesn't seem to have room for optical drives at the top of the front of the case.

Still a really good case though. I believe the 500R can be found as low as $80 after rebate, now. How much is the NZXT H440?


I think it runs around $110... I actually ended up buying the Phantom 410 and a cheaper Graphics card. I got the case for around $60, so I couldn't refuse the deal. I almost went with the 500R but the phantom was cheaper and has pretty good looks. Anyways, I wanted so say thank you for your input and help.
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