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May 10, 2012 6:36:26 PM

I'm in the process of deciding on a number of component for a new build. Right now I'm having trouble deciding between the following two cases:

The NZXT Phantom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and the Corsair Graphite Series 600T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know the phantom is cheaper, but which is better? I'd like a quiet and cool case for a new Ivy bridge system that'll have a 670 in it as the major heat/noise source (no overclocking). A case with some sort of cleanable filter would also be good. Looks are not a factor. I'll be putting a CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX650 supply in this case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 10, 2012 6:41:45 PM

The Corsair 600T is a dream to run, and has phenomenal cable management. The airflow/cooling is great, and you can mod it out with noise dampening foam.
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May 10, 2012 8:26:52 PM

600T all day long.
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May 10, 2012 10:32:25 PM

600T, but then i dislike Doors on the front of my PC
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a c 104 ) Power supply
May 10, 2012 10:36:25 PM

I'll buck the apparent trend here by saying the Phantom :) 
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May 10, 2012 11:16:40 PM

the 600t is a beaut, i'm very happy with it. there is a few problems, it's a tab loader then i expected, and my gpu temps are higher then i would like them to be. but i have the SE with the window and im sure that causes a small heat increase though.i'm still very happy with the card and plan to mod the airflow a bet later on
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May 10, 2012 11:21:52 PM

I know OP doesn't care about looks, but I have to say the 600T is one ugly... That being said, corsair gets nothing but raving reviews.

If you're worried about the 670's noise or heat, I would recommend the 550D. It has noise dampening foam, although it doesn't look very thick. It comes with 3 120mm fans andalso has 6 mounting points for 120mm/140mm fans and 4 mounting points for 120mm fans. It's what I would go with
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May 11, 2012 1:19:03 AM

600T, opalarrow (imo) has no taste, its a greta looking case, has great cable managemt, expandabilty, and cooling, and as alderonn said, (and i added toa lot lol), plastic doors on the front of a case? meh, they are often flimsey and you have to have them open when you are using usb or audio ports on the front, and the inside of the doors arent usually very attractive, and they get in the way, both are great caes though.
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May 11, 2012 1:29:19 AM

I would get a Corsair 650D it looks classier.
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May 11, 2012 3:16:35 AM

^ it does but 1. not as interesting, and 2. kind of "bland" .... (if im thinking of the right one, might not be, to tired right now to go look for it lol)
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a b ) Power supply
May 11, 2012 7:33:58 AM

i am big fan of phantom as it provides great features for a less price.600t is good but $150 isn't a good price.assuming that your budget is $150,i would suggest these cases-
antec DF-85-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
define xl-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
dragon rider white limited edition-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
550D-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
raven rv03b-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
storm trooper-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 11, 2012 1:25:54 PM

Then, +1 Raven RV03 look cool.
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May 11, 2012 1:56:13 PM

Best answer selected by bladeturner.
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May 11, 2012 1:57:46 PM

mildgamer001 said:
600T, opalarrow (imo) has no taste, its a greta looking case, has great cable managemt, expandabilty, and cooling, and as alderonn said, (and i added toa lot lol), plastic doors on the front of a case? meh, they are often flimsey and you have to have them open when you are using usb or audio ports on the front, and the inside of the doors arent usually very attractive, and they get in the way, both are great caes though.




I just got back from a trip to Boston, where I had a chance to look at the 600T and the phantom in person. I have to say, the 600T impressed me. Much better looking in person than online. It's def what I'm after. Thanks.
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a c 104 ) Power supply
May 11, 2012 5:44:04 PM

Glad you got sorted man, enjoy the build :) 
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May 12, 2012 4:11:40 AM

^ same, good luck, and have fun bragging biut ur badass new computer case lol, oh and you should get the white 600T, i dotn even like white cases and i think its awsome lol
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