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Need help choosing a case. Antec vs Corsair vs NZXT

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January 31, 2012 5:07:16 AM

Which case would you guys choose and why?

I'm debating between these cases:

Corsair 600T White Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec DF-85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and either one of the NZXT Phantom cases.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Please help me decide. Thanks!
a c 110 ) Power supply
January 31, 2012 5:16:27 AM

600t, because I have always wanted one. Has a fan controller on the top too!
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January 31, 2012 5:23:24 AM

I love the feature set on the DF 85. It would be my choice not only of those cases but pretty much of any cases. It takes all the good things from the Antec 1200 I have and improves on them.
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January 31, 2012 5:50:15 AM

I am using Antec 900 cases, bought back when they were some of the few genuine gaming cases. Today I would buy Corsair cases - probably the 650T.
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January 31, 2012 5:53:29 AM

jsc said:
I am using Antec 900 cases, bought back when they were some of the few genuine gaming cases. Today I would buy Corsair cases - probably the 650T.

650D* :) 
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January 31, 2012 5:56:55 AM

I personally don't like the way the Phantom looks, in any color. Its specs aren't bad, it's just fugly.

Which would narrow it down to the DF-85 and 600T White.

Personally I prefer the 600T it looks like something out of Portal and has lots of great features, the Fan controller, the side panels connecting at top and bottom instead of sliding on, make cable management easier since you don't have to fight the wires to get it closed. It's a very large Mid-ATX, its more accurately described as a cross between a Full ATX and Mid because its so big.

The DF-85 has some nice features and some annoying ones, the good ones include front access to HDDs, fan space. The bad ones include, covers over the ODD bays its taller than it is long, people report there is not alot of room behind the Mobo tray making cable management a PITA
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January 31, 2012 6:21:58 AM

I have an ANTEC 1200 and Iam in freaking love with the thing! Lol. I would go with the Df 85 only because I am a full tower kind of guy.
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January 31, 2012 7:17:40 AM

I prefer the phantom looks but the case is so odd it doesnt fit my Phanteks cooler in it.

I have just had a fire issue with a broken power supply which left my DF-85 un-usable.

I have just ordered a 600t white which will arive today.

Either way, the cooling from the 600t isnt amazing but the looks of it and ability to add additional fans makes up for it, 2 120mm fans ontop and 4 120mm fans on the side.

The DF-85 is, imo, a very nice case but cable management isnt great and many people find them ugly.
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