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September 25, 2012 7:35:14 PM

So I still haven't brought myself to buying my comp yet, because I still feel I'm missing something, and still have lingering questions. So basically here's the build thus far. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iwiA
I will be adding a Gtx 670 with the purchase, but that's where questions arise. I will be adding a second Gtx 670 about a month after buying, and I am unsure of which model to use. The two choices are:

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

Or

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

I am unsure how these will work in my phantom case, when it comes to cooling and spacing. Also unsure as to adding fans. I will be adding at minimum, a front 140mm fan. I was opting for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but I am open to suggestions. I will be most likely mounting the psu with the fan facing downward, unless again someone has a better suggestion for a fan setup.



Thanks for looking!

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September 25, 2012 8:30:42 PM

I thought I read that the phantom would work with the h100, and I had my heart set on it really as lame as it sounds.
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September 25, 2012 10:29:33 PM

Do you think I will have problems with the phantom? You seem pretty set on making me get a different case!
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September 25, 2012 10:47:25 PM

No problems really. I wouldn't buy it for two or three reasons.

1. Cases with front doors often are left open, ruining the looks that where the main reason you bought the case. This is why there are so few of them around now. Back in the day (2005 or so) you had many cases with doors, like the Thermaltake Tsunami, and the Antec cases.

2. No USB 3.0 front ports. That's ALWAYS on my list for any build.

3. It's a cheap feeling case and as I recall the front door is plastic, and picks up fingerprints because of the gloss.

If you are sure none of those things will bother you, then it's probably an excellent choice... it does have a lot of features and should be easy to build in. I do understand about aesthetic choices... just don't want you to be disappointed.

Do you happen to have a Frye's around? The often carry all the cases mentioned so far and it can help to see them in person.

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September 25, 2012 11:43:05 PM

Well I can't say much for minding most of the things, and the models now apparently ship with USB 3.0 according to some reviews on newegg. I have no good stores around me (as far as I know), although Denver is sort of close, I just don't have a way there. I know Microcenter has some great deals..but it's too far for me atm really.
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