I recently ordered a NZXT Phantom red and am wondering what everyone else thinks about it or my decision.
Should I have grabbed black or white over red? Should I have gotten a whole different case all together?
I just want your thoughts on the case, today I learnt it's made of plastic and that slightly altered my decision.
I currently have an Antec 1200 but I want a more intelligently designed case that also looks nice.
I've got a lot hard drives so I need plenty of expansion room. For my gaming rig I'm using an Antec 300. Oldy but goldy. Cheaper quality than my P180B, but I like the mid tower case size.
edit: linked wrong case!
One of my friends owns the fractal R3, It's appearance is simple but very attractive and just screams the words "professional" into my mind.
It looks good, feels sturdy and is an all-round good case.
The 600T in my opinion isn't a good looking case, looking at it from the front makes me think "Is that a computer case within a protective case of it's own?" but it definitely has quality on it's side.
extremely easy to install with, though like most cases, the back-plate to put behind the board is a little tad hard to put on because the metal only gives you so little room to work with. You wouldn't have a problem with it if you had intel, which i can see, you do.
As for the plastic worry, its not crappy plastic, it's ABS Plastic, extremely durable.
If your front or top ends up breaking off because it fell or something extremely hard hit it, they sell one on their site for about $20.
Cable Management extreme smart, easy to install cd drives and all that. Hard drive easy to put in, and it gets good cooling from the two fans case fans on the side blowing it.
I can't get my cables into the back, there isn't enough width there to place them, it bulges the panel out so much!
My system gets more than enough cooling, I make sure of that with the sidepanel fan, the cables are only blocking the lower fan since I moved them out of the middle and top fan's path (much better than blocking all 3).
Your system on the other hand has awesome management, I can't wait now!
yeah, it was kind of difficult to get it to stay in too with all of them bulging out, what i did though was line them all on the bottom and stick some underneath the Hard drive slot to the left, and the ones over in the right that way there's enough room for all the cords.
Just make sure you take time to manage it well, use lots of those metal wires to wrap the cords in the back so they won't drag down.
bad thing is, you need to buy an extra 200mm side fan, 200mm upper, and 140mm front.
i bought all three, then bought the silver arrow and it's too large that it poked at the side fan so i had to take that off. :[
Everything else is good though. Only bad thing i can think of is sometimes you touch the ABS Plastic, it makes some crackling noises and its heavy as a *$@&% to carry.
Aww you need to buy some of the damn fans separately?
I really need those fans, I want cooling performance similar to that of my Antec 1200, I don't mind if it's just a little worse.
Maybe I can re-use my Antec's top 240mm fan?
Oh well, I'll order them too if they don't come with my case and trust me, I'll pour hours of time into cable management to get it looking perfect, but this Antec case is pure hell to do any management with it, I did a little bit for the fan controllers.