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Nzxt phantom white or???

TheRiddl3r76

67 months ago

As the title says currently in my build I am going with the nzxt I would like to have the best airflow possible amd want to stay in the range my build is already at. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheRiddl3r76/saved/LXxH99

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you need a full tower's space, go with a mid tower. If you like the looks of the Phantom line, the Phantom 410 is a great choice

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

If what you're looking for is the best airflow in a white case, LINK. Undisputed king of airflow today :P

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

would that case be able to fit everything i have in my build? Should i add extra fans? I don't know how to water cool so i wont be doing that.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It will fit everything and then some. You can take a look at my first completed build which uses that case. I had 2 GPUs in it, 4 hard drives, an SSD, and an h100i along with a midplate mod with no problem.

As for fans, the ones it comes with are OK. You could stick with the stock ones and see how you like them. If you don't, you could always come back and ask and someone will help you find something better.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok how big is the thing it looks nice. With being in college i dont want something to big and it looks portable how much would you guess everything weighs? So your system stays cool no problems at all?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It's shorter height and length wise than just about every midtower out there, but as a result it's about 5 or 6 inches wider.

i couldn't really give you an estimate of the weight as I no longer use that build anymore, but no heavier than any other midtower case with a steel setup and plastic panels i'd imagine.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

One other thing. I would definitely change the GPU. Here's two possibilities.

If you want equivalent performance for about 100 bucks less:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $228.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $133.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $359.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $16.47 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan $10.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1207.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 22:29 EDT-0400

If you want even better performance for the same price:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $228.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $133.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $479.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $16.47 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan $10.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1327.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 22:30 EDT-0400

If you want better performance that runs cooler and quieter for 20 bucks more:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $228.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $133.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290X 4GB PCS+ Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $16.47 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan $10.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1347.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 22:31 EDT-0400
  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I want the most bang for the buck and being able to keep it cool is one of my main concerns. Would that corsair case work for that build?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That case was the coolest air cooled build I've ever had.

The beauty of it is that there are NO hard drive bays or 5.25 bays in the front of the system. As a result, the system as a whole is not as long, and the fans at the front are close to the GPUs and have absolutely nothing in between them to get through.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

that sounds ideal especially if AMD runs "hotter" is that true?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheRiddl3r76/saved/LXxH99 I have no idea how to make the list show up like you showed so how does this look i just changed the case to the corsair and the black version just to save costs. Um how would i go about led lighting if i wanted to lol. Also i would like to try and overclock the cpu but i dont know how. Would that affect heat?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

You could specifically buy red leds (there's plenty out there, you could check out xoxide.com for instance).

For overclocking you can read up online there's a bunch of guides out there.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks man

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

hey do you think i should keep the i5 or try an amd processor to make it cheaper?http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheRiddl3r76/saved/krTYcf this is an all amd build i was able to add an ssd in there also and it is close to price as the other builds.

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