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CM Storm Enforcer vs NZXT Phantom 410

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August 13, 2012 3:46:04 PM

I am choosing 2 cases that are both Tom's award winner for my new gaming PC The Phantom 410 & the CM Storm Enforcer

My system is:
Category Item Price
Processor Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz $229.99
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 $134.99
Memory G.Skill Ares F3-1600C8D-8GAB(2X4) 8G $54.99
Graphics EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW $407.99
Storage Samsung 830 256G $219.95
CPUFan COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
Already purchased
Optical Drive LG Black SATA 24X DVD Burner $14.39 (Purchased)
Power supply Seasonic X650 Gold $118.99 (Purchased)
$ 133.38

Reading this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-119-240^11-119-240-TS%2C11-146-087^11-146-087-TS

I don't see anything I will miss from the $99.99 Phantom 410 if I switch to the $79.99 Storm Enforcer, plus I am pushing up close to my budget limit after upgrading to 27" monitor so I would really appreciate the savings.
Edit: turns out Phantom 410 beats Storm Enforcer by a whooping 4.2 Degree Celsius(over ambient/room temperature) in GPU temperature(37.7 vs 41.9), the joke is on me as I didn't cross check data between both reviews.
Is there a good reason I should stay with the more expensive Phantom 410?Edit :4.2 degree cooler GPU, enough said, silly me.

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August 13, 2012 3:51:10 PM

monu_08 said:
i would suggest to buy this one at 99$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Could you point me to a good review/ state a reason why I should take the 400R(I already dislike losing the 2 usb 2.0 slots with Corsair) over both Enforcer and Phantom 410?

Also, if you had to chose between the two I first listed, which one?

p.s What I gain from 400R that I don't have with the 300R?

p.s.2 I heard the 500R don't come with speakers, does that apply to 400R/300R too?
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