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So I'm going to get a new NZXT Phantom but..

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March 16, 2012 6:36:16 AM

I can't decide which color to get. They only sell white, black, red and pink here at my place. I'm thinking of getting a white one with red LED fan, or perhaps green LED fan. Which one is better? Please state your opinions/ideas on this including the color of LED fan and fan setup. I'm interested in all of your creativity. Oh and I don't use liquid cooling, at least not yet. I'm going to use Corsair H100 first. Thanks. Mind you that this is NZXT Phantom, not Phantom 410.

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March 16, 2012 8:11:48 AM

If I were you, I would go for Black with Blue / Red LED just to match your keyboard, monitor and ect. But, from the other hand, White is also very nice, BUT, you can end-up seeing scratches (if your eyes are good).

Secondly, regarding water-cooling, please be aware that it will not protect other hardware if there is a leak. So, please use Air-Cooling solution...

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March 16, 2012 10:45:03 AM

it's your choice!
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March 17, 2012 8:12:49 AM

laircouk said:
If I were you, I would go for Black with Blue / Red LED just to match your keyboard, monitor and ect. But, from the other hand, White is also very nice, BUT, you can end-up seeing scratches (if your eyes are good).

Secondly, regarding water-cooling, please be aware that it will not protect other hardware if there is a leak. So, please use Air-Cooling solution...


True, majority of PC Chasis is black and the same with my monitor and keyboard. I've heard that Black NZXT Phantom leaves fingerprint traces easily. I already have 6 blue LED fan which I'm using currently so to save money I might just use them with Phantom. I'll ask the seller if he has a trimmed Black Phantom with green line:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If they have it, I'll get this one and get 6 new greed LED fans. If not I'll take the white one.
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March 17, 2012 3:54:09 PM

Yeah, notice that it has black - glossy - finished. It may also attract dust... *Shrug*

Good Luck! :) 
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March 18, 2012 4:10:05 AM

laircouk said:
Yeah, notice that it has black - glossy - finished. It may also attract dust... *Shrug*

Good Luck! :) 


Lol either I get the black one and clean it everyday or just get the white one and make sure not to accidentally scratch it and so on. Tough choice.
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March 18, 2012 11:42:59 AM

KaiZo said:
Lol either I get the black one and clean it everyday or just get the white one and make sure not to accidentally scratch it and so on. Tough choice.


That is simple...

Once you are finish with them, just put a cover (non-linen type) over it to stop dust.
I do that everytime with my laptop / desktop (I use to have a desktop)...

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March 18, 2012 3:55:40 PM

laircouk said:
That is simple...

Once you are finish with them, just put a cover (non-linen type) over it to stop dust.
I do that everytime with my laptop / desktop (I use to have a desktop)...


Won't that get in the way of top fan's air flow? What kind of cover is that? Could you show a picture of it so that I can get a rough idea
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March 18, 2012 4:27:50 PM

KaiZo said:
Won't that get in the way of top fan's air flow? What kind of cover is that? Could you show a picture of it so that I can get a rough idea


If you switch it off when you are done, then you can use a non-linen towel to cover it. However, I am sorry that I can't take a picture of my towel over a desktop (temporary desktop) for you. It's in Scotland, I am in Thailand atm... :( 

Also, don't worry if the towel (non - linen) is covering the top exhaust. It will also stop dust from going inside your hardware (from the top).
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March 18, 2012 4:40:44 PM

IMHO my fav is the white with red lines.
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November 16, 2013 8:28:13 AM

laircouk said:
If I were you, I would go for Black with Blue / Red LED just to match your keyboard, monitor and ect. But, from the other hand, White is also very nice, BUT, you can end-up seeing scratches (if your eyes are good).

Secondly, regarding water-cooling, please be aware that it will not protect other hardware if there is a leak. So, please use Air-Cooling solution...


obviously you don't know about watercooling,
1-He's getting an AIO, these are appealing to the mainstream market because the have a little chance of leaking, if it does leak, you can RMA it.
2-if he goes custom loop, then that's what leak testing is for, he shouldn't jump into custom loop, he should do a lot of research, and gather enough knowledge to be able to confidently watercool. Air cooling is a good option, just not for the reason you said
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November 16, 2013 8:29:47 AM

KaiZo said:
laircouk said:
If I were you, I would go for Black with Blue / Red LED just to match your keyboard, monitor and ect. But, from the other hand, White is also very nice, BUT, you can end-up seeing scratches (if your eyes are good).

Secondly, regarding water-cooling, please be aware that it will not protect other hardware if there is a leak. So, please use Air-Cooling solution...


True, majority of PC Chasis is black and the same with my monitor and keyboard. I've heard that Black NZXT Phantom leaves fingerprint traces easily. I already have 6 blue LED fan which I'm using currently so to save money I might just use them with Phantom. I'll ask the seller if he has a trimmed Black Phantom with green line:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If they have it, I'll get this one and get 6 new greed LED fans. If not I'll take the white one.

This may be a late reply, but you have to use NZXT fans in NZXT cases, it's really stupid but true, they have a weird shape or something, so you can't use any other brand fan, only the NZXT one.
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