41 months ago
If there's anyone who has or had at some point either of these cases, please fill me in on how your experience was with it. I'm building a gaming pc that I want to upgrade as time goes on to eventually a full custom water loop, but for now, I'm just sticking with an air cooler. Both cases support this direction of cooling, along with all the components in the list provided below. The games I plan on playing are: AC Syndicate, GTA V, ARK Survival, COD advanced warfare, Farcry Primal, rise of the tomb raider, etc on 100hz IPS 5ms monitor.
My parts list to play these games are:
I put the NZXT case for each parts list to see if clearance would be an issue since it's smaller and it's not. Plus the corsair case has much more clearance availability. And if there's any parts revision you wish to add, please by all means.
NZXT s340 has a cheap, flimsy dust psu dust filter at the bottom, no radiator support on top so my case will be prone to negative pressure (which will be bad for keeping out dust), no push/pull config support in front, no rubber hard drive caddies to prevent audible vibrations, no dust filter on top, no sound dampening material, and easily scratchable side panel window.
Corsair 400c has no visible ssd caddy like in the s340 (which I like a lot) and located in the back which gets in the way for cable management, hardly any direct cutouts at the bottom of motherboard for front I/O connectors (bad cable managements, basically), expensive at retail price, limited cable management clearance in the back, and no sound dampening material.
Both however offer a front magnetic dust filter, radiator support, great outside aesthetic looks, power supply shroud/cover (which I love), mid tower ATX compact feel, side panel window, etc.
So as you guys can see, it would help me a lot for your guys' opinions on these two cases/parts list that I've constructed and hopefully I'll answer other people's questions too. Thanks in advance!