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Cooler Master Storm Enforcer vs NZXT Phantom 410

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Cooler Master Storm Enforcer vs NZXT Phantom 410

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April 16, 2013 12:13:54 AM

Hey,

Which one of these cases is better. I rather not use another case (due to store supply and budget reasons) and I have narrowed it down to these two. Does anyone own any of the two cases and if you do, are the cases noisy, are there dust filters on every fan and is there any other problem I should be aware of?

Thanks

Btw, if anyone wants to know my build its -
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570k
CPU cooler - Enermax ETS-T40
Motherboard - ASUS p8z77-v
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB
SSD - OCZ Vector 128GB
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4GB x 2)
PSU - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 720 Watts
GPU - Gigabyte 7970 OC
Case - Not Decided
April 16, 2013 10:15:08 AM

a much better build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R4nV

note if you are going to CF 7970s, you will need 850w. and also to note that CF 7970s tend to have major runt framing problems (incomplete frames) so as of now, i wouldnt recommend using them

as for the case, the fractal arc midi r2 for 70 bucks is your best bet. its built better than both of the cases listed above and is well filtered and layed out
April 16, 2013 10:46:51 AM

I don't know anything about that cooler - I'd stick with a known and proved brand like Noctua or Cooler Master.

This is a build I would suggest that's slightly different from Troll's build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($161.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1437.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-16 13:43 EDT-0400)

- Noctua cooler
- Seasonic power supply
- Gigabyte Windforce 3X - best GPU cooler available
- 128GB is plenty if all you're putting on the SSD is OS and a couple of programs.
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April 16, 2013 11:15:07 AM

the enermax cooler is pretty decent.
April 17, 2013 4:23:06 PM

TheBigTroll said:
a much better build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R4nV

note if you are going to CF 7970s, you will need 850w. and also to note that CF 7970s tend to have major runt framing problems (incomplete frames) so as of now, i wouldnt recommend using them

as for the case, the fractal arc midi r2 for 70 bucks is your best bet. its built better than both of the cases listed above and is well filtered and layed out


Thanks TheBigTroll! At this stage I am not planning to Crossfire 7970s. I am choosing the AMD 7970 over the gtx 670 purely because of the Never Settle Reloaded bundle deal. As for the Fractal Arc Midi, its a good case but it is apparently quite loud. Thanks for the build though, I am planning to make a few change to mine
April 17, 2013 4:26:21 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I don't know anything about that cooler - I'd stick with a known and proved brand like Noctua or Cooler Master.

This is a build I would suggest that's slightly different from Troll's build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($161.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1437.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-16 13:43 EDT-0400)

- Noctua cooler
- Seasonic power supply
- Gigabyte Windforce 3X - best GPU cooler available
- 128GB is plenty if all you're putting on the SSD is OS and a couple of programs.


Thanks g-unit1111! So far I am still choosing between CPU coolers. The seasonic power supplies are slightly above my budget though. For the GPU, I am using the Gigabyte 7970 OC due to the Never Settle Reloaded bundle. The SSD i'm using is 128 GB too. Thanks for linked build. That site is very good.



April 17, 2013 4:27:18 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the enermax cooler is pretty decent.


Do you know anyone who has/had issues with the Enermax cooler?
Thanks.
April 22, 2013 2:14:31 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the arc midi r2 isnt loud. nothing is loud about the case unless you jam a high speed fan inside.

heres the revised build again
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rngs


Sorry for the late reply. I have looked into this case and I am finally liking it. Thank you for recommending this excellent case to me.:) 
!