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Case Advice please

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January 18, 2012 7:52:19 PM


I am putting together a gaming rig and i am debtaing which case to use for it.
The choices are NZXT Phantom and Guardian. Is the Guardian going to allow for future upgrades?
Will the guardian house all below comfortably and also allow for say extra Graphics cards and more hhds without cramping the rest of the rig.
System below.

NZXT Phantom Full-Tower Gaming Case, Black - No PSU
ThermalTake 875W ToughPower XT
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R Motherboard
Core i5 2500 Quad Core
G Skill 16G(4X4G) DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800 CL9(12800CL9Q-16GBZL)
OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 Series Solid State Disk
Pioneer BDR-206BK 12X Blu-Ray Writer Drive SATA Black OEM
Gigabyte ATI 6970 OC 2G GDDR5 Dual Link DVI D-Sub HDMI DP PCI-E
D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N Wireless Adapter - 802.11b/g, Draft 802.11n - PCI-Ex1
Windows 7 Home Pro 64 bit
SteelSeries 64049 Merc Stealth Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Ed
Hitachi 2TB SATA 7200RPM 64M
Apacer USB2 Internal all in one Card Reader Black (Support SDHC)
Logitech Z523 2.1 Speakers

Samsung S23A700D 3D LED 120hz

Thanks for the help.

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January 18, 2012 7:56:25 PM

According to one of the reviews on newegg, its a tight fit for a 6870, so your 6970 might have trouble going into the guardian. I would stick with the phantom in your case.
January 18, 2012 8:08:12 PM

Go with the phantom. I purchased one a few months back and it is AMAZING. Very good cable management, very solid build, plenty of room for whatever your heart desires, and it is very well priced (I got mine for $140 I think)
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January 18, 2012 9:00:51 PM

the phantom looks good from what i have seen of it, just go with it if its gonna fit ur gpu :D 
January 19, 2012 12:24:56 AM

Great thanks ALL!....I wish the phantom had the LED display for the temperatures also but hey...cant have it all!
January 19, 2012 1:20:12 AM

Erm you can always get aftermarket bits and mod up that drivebay to have a temp display