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Stylish, but really good case

Scientist17

68 months ago

So I want to build a PC right now, but's I'm stuck on choosing a case. I want a case with: -good airflow and thermals -style (not a black monolith like the define r4) -good cable management and easy assembly -good price -preferably a mid tower

These are what I have in mind right now:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133210

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139022

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146101

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

No USB 3.0, and tbh I think that the 630 is better than the OG Phantom

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I just built my computer and there is one usb 3.0 port on the top near the front. I have it connected to my motherboard. Yes the 630 is nicer and has a few more options but I was trying to stay within a budget. I also wanted Red and it does not come in that color.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

i believe that's an e-SATA port. I just looked at the specs. 2x USB 2.0, 2x e-SATA port, audio/mic

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it has an eSATA port as well.

There is also a USB 3.0 port on top. It is blue and it has the connector for the motherboard.

I just took a picture of the top of my case:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CebFibn7Ujk/U0iEL2CVfRI/AAAAAAAAG4E/RESeJ3_YH9c/w1153-h865-no/IMG_20140411_200859.jpg

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/337389-28-nzxt-phantom-front-panel-connection

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

strange. maybe that's a special edition, or the websites have false information.

wouldn't it be better to get the phantom 530? They're about the same price IIRC and thermal performance seems the same.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I also flagged the incompatibility on the site. Hopefully they will fix it soon.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

The Carbide is amazing was not huge fan of cube design but it has won me over. Even a noob will look like a wiring expert in this thing lol. Plenty of room to grow in as well.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't have 4 usb ports. However, the benefits outweigh the cons. IMO that cube design is sexy

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with the 540, but i have more than enough room for it. It has a large footprint.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

space isn't really a concern for me. I have plenty

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

well my build is mainly for gaming. The important specs is an i5-4670K, gtx 770, asus maximus vi hero, g skill ripjaws x 8gb, samsung 840 evo 250gb ssd, and a seagate 1tb hdd.

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