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What NZXT or Phanteks case would like good?

StrikerX11

54 months ago

I am building a red and black themed build and I have been stuck between a few cases from these two case manufacturers (who I personally think are the best). A few cases to name are the NZXT H440 or Noctis 450 , and the Phanteks Enthoo Pro or Enthoo Luxe. The budget I'm putting on the case is $140 for which I know these are listed in that range of price. I'm looking for oppinions on what case will provide the most reasonable space, great looks, user friendliness, and what looks the most badass for the end result!

Note I have preplanned the parts to match the black/red theme.

Here is the permalink to the parts list also:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HGp9dC

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  • 54 months ago
  • 4 points

I'd say noctis 450 with this build. it lends itself better to the red LED fans (which will be unseen in the front of the H440, mostly unseen in the front of the Luxe and Phanteks cases come with better fans stock). in general, I think your build needs some reconsiderations. firstly the psu. higher wattge isn't a bad idea as the cpu is more power hungry than the intel socket 1150 ones and the 980ti is a power hungry gpu same as an R9 290 or Titan X. if you want room for adding a second 980ti get at least an 850 watt. I'd get the NZXT Kraken X61, 1866mhz cas 9 ram (which is faster than 2133mhz cas 11) and samsung 850 evo or 850 pro drives. the intel 730's price/performance is poor and even the 850 evo is much faster. wouldn't waste the time with corsair's fans. the LED SP are "quiet edition" only, performance isn't good (and they aren't even quiet) and the AF are some of the biggest ripoff fans out. it's their stock case fan with sleeve bearing and either a colored riing or an LED. I'd go with these: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kNGXzy and the noctis 450: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-can450wm1

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