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NZXT S340 VS Phanteks Eclipse P400(part list included)

UncleWang

40 months ago

I am a total newbie for pc build. I'm trying to select the case for my first build. Below is my part list: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $43.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $57.72 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.97 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $429.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $38.72 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC G2460PG 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $340.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard AZIO L70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $21.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1675.66
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1655.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-18 11:18 EDT-0400

For the case, I'm thinking about NZXT S340 or Phanteks Eclipse P400. They're both $59.99 on newegg. The P400 seems to support more fans and is better than NZXT S340 in many people's opinion. But I don't know why the reviews for S340 is much better than P400 both on Amazon and Newegg. And also there are some people mentioning that P400 has a airflow problem. Is that true? I think I won't go for water-cooling in a few years, so I don't care too much about how big radiator the case can support by now. Can anyone help me with this? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The S340 has a more restricted intake in the front but its not that bad it does come with 2 fans pre-installed like the P400.

The P400 adds RGB case lighting and a bit more space for the front intake. Also, it has a magnetic dust filter for the top and more space for case fans in general.

To be honest, another good pick are the new V2 version of the Deepcool Dukase cases which are cheaper and have a ton of features as well.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

From your comment it seems P400 is better than S340? Anyway, I finally purchased a white P400. Thanks for your comment.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

They are similar but for me it's the shape and aesthetics. Solid monolithic rectangle vs Trapezoid with a extra lines to add some dimension to the front. So being similar in other aspects plus the RGB light control it takes it for me. Also the S340 puts a fan outlet in a location that I would not typically use unless I was only using onboard CPU gfx. I prefer a filtered fan opening in front of the CPU on top when air cooling.

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