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500R vs Phantom 410 vs CM 690 II

I'm having a tough time making a decision on my case. I've narrowed it down to 3 models: Corsair 500r, Cooler Master 690 II, and the NZXT Phantom 410. Honestly, the Phantom 410 is my favorite case of the bunch. I love the look of the case, but the case (in red) costs much more than the other two. The cooler master and corsair cases both have rebates. Will I actually receive those or is it a lost cause? They are actually pretty large amounts of cash, so I want to know whether I will actually get that money back. Here are the cases and prices.


500R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= $70 (w/ $30 MIR)

690 II: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= $50 (w/ $25 MIR)

Phantom 410: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-146-086&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo $110

EDIT: I'm going to include a link to the rest of the parts in the build in case that makes a difference. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pE2x
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  1. I've gotten all corsair rebates I applied for. Love the 500R.
  2. J_E_D_70 said:
    I've gotten all corsair rebates I applied for. Love the 500R.


    Thanks for replying. Do you think the 500R is worth $20 more than the 690 II?
  3. Can't say since haven't used the 690 II. I'd go with whichever you like the looks of more if that's a big thing. Have fun either way!
  4. Best answer
    Well its more bettwen 500R and Cm 690 II.

    Personally i would go with the 690 II . I like it more.

    If it was 600T i woulg go for that within secs :D

    Both have great cabl manag /proper airflow (Cm 690 II can have more fans)
    The rest is up to you. The one u like the most from the outside.


    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-CM-690-II-Advanced-Case-Review/898/7

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/Carbide_500R/6.html


    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2012/02/20/corsair-graphite-500r-review/3

    Actually the 690 II is even cooler than 500R :)

    Good luck
  5. Thanks!
  6. Best answer selected by TheShepherd.
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