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December 31, 2012 3:16:16 AM

Hey guys, i'm pretty set on the NZXT phantom series, i really like the asthetics and i know its a solid performer, i'm just unsure about the size.


NZXT Phantom 410 is the mid
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and The NZXT Phantom is the Full Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm in college, so i could see how the room would be benefitial, and also being a little smaller to be able to bring it home more easily, but i'm not worried about that because i'm a pretty good guy. the features like ease of installation are better on a full tower? and it gives you better opportunity to upgrade? and what about the possibility of not long enough cables on your psu? i'm getting a modular one, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/v11t , but i have also heard that you can get an extension cable if needed.

Thanks.

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December 31, 2012 3:26:49 AM

There is plenty of room in a mid tower case if it has good cable management
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December 31, 2012 3:36:25 AM

I'm most likely going to be heading down to pick up my cpu and my motherboard tomorrow at micro center, is there any way i could take a look at them and get a feel for which i think is better suited for me? its really hard to imagine how big and bulky something is going to feel. (while on the other hand, i know exactly what 50 pounds feels like).
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December 31, 2012 3:50:39 AM

here's my computer... I did a bit better cable management since when i first built it...
but there's plenty of space left in mine.

HAF 922 Mid tower



It would be a lot cleaner if I got a modular PSU...
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December 31, 2012 4:59:17 AM

i also feel like the bigger one would cool better because of more fans and more room for air to route around the graphics card. is this false?
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December 31, 2012 5:22:13 AM

omin_of_deat said:
i also feel like the bigger one would cool better because of more fans and more room for air to route around the graphics card. is this false?


Well, the increased volume means you need more fans to move it at the same speed as a smaller case... so no. a bigger one would not automatically cool better.
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December 31, 2012 10:18:19 PM

Best answer selected by omin_of_deat.
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