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NZXT Phantom 410 OR CM 690 II ADV

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June 16, 2012 9:47:30 AM

Which one of these two cases should I buy?

NZXT Phantom 410 - 100€
-has a fan controller

OR

Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Nvidia Edition - 110€


Would almost rather go with the Phantom 410 but just want to know if I should buy the 690 instead :) 
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June 16, 2012 1:21:59 PM

If you like the Phantom better get it. I on the other hand have a favorite case which is the CM 690 II advanced but I am not buying.
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June 16, 2012 2:00:47 PM

I have a CM690II and totally love it. Great cable management, air flow, and plenty of options for different types of builds including water. Get the version with the side panel window too. You wont regret it.
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June 16, 2012 2:27:22 PM

phantom 410>690II IMHO.
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June 16, 2012 2:52:05 PM

nzxt phantom-
clean cable management and looks:

sweet appearance:

enough space for rads and watercooling:


here are two very detailed reviews-
http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cases/18798-nzxt-ph...
wins a Gold award.
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Pros:

Outstanding Exterior Finish
Top LED Fan Provides Great In Case Glow
Clearance for multiple video cards longer than an HD6990
Tool-less PCI-E and 5.25” drive mounting
Three fans pre-installed with built-in 3-step fan controller
240/280mm radiator mounting support at the top
Five more additional fan mounting options
19-pin USB 3.0 header
Clearly labeled accessories
Large CPU heatsink backplate cutout
Bottom mounted power supply with removable dust filter
High-airflow design
Excellent cable management options
Tall case feet for sufficient bottom intake, even on carpeted surfaces
Two optional grommetted water cooling holes
Removable drive cage to fit longer video cards
Angle adjustable internal fan mounting option
Reusable high-airflow PCI slot covers
Excellent cooling performance
Excellent build quality
Color variety
Acrylic side window


Cons:

No dust filters for the front intake and side panels
Rubber grommets for cable routing come off easily
Drive caddy design obstructs 90 degree power and SATA cables when a 2.5" drive is installed
Fan Controller Leaves Behind A Glut of Wires If You Are Not Using It


and:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/Phantom_410/6.h...
scores a striking 9.2
my recommendation is phantom but ultimately it's your choice :) 
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June 17, 2012 10:55:13 PM

Going for the Phantom :) 
Thanks for the replies!
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June 17, 2012 10:55:54 PM

Best answer selected by Bofink.
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