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Old November 10, 2011, 05:08 AM
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Hi all :). So im going to be upgrading my GPU-Mobo and CPU cooler so i thought i would buy myself a nice new case and i was going to go with the NZXT Phantom because i like the look and it has a lot of cooling options and it also rather big for good cable management but i watched a video on NCIX about cable management (which i really want a case that has good cable management) and i was really impressed on how well Linus did it and it got me thinking about getting the 600T. But after looking at the fan options i was a bit discouraged to buy it since this will be a Air cooled system. Now i watched reviews of the NZXT phantom and the 600T and they seem to both have real good cable management but the Phantom does have more fan option so i would be getting better cooling with the amount of fans and i do really like the inside of the case but alot of people recommend the 600T over the Phantom and im pretty confused on what to get. How much better is the 600T compared to the Phantom. What do you guys think. The 600T is more expensive but is it worth it?
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Old November 10, 2011, 08:43 AM
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600T. Despite having less fan mounting options, The 600T will still provide good air movement through the case. Also, I think the cable management in the 600T would be better than the phantom. I've seen some very tidy builds in that case. Usually you keep a case for a while, so Its best not to cheap out on it. Im sure a few extra dollars on the 600T would be more than worth it. Have you considered the 650D. Its a bit more money too, but IMO looks so dang nice.
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Old November 10, 2011, 09:13 AM
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Love the cable management in the 600, and the roominess of it. Also, there are 2 drive cages below the cage for opticals, that are moveable or removable. There's a mounting point closer to the PSU, I did that and took out the middle cage - now the 200mm fan blows on both my HDs and straight to vid card. You do have to remove the front fascia to get at the screws for the bottom cage, which are on the bottom of the case. Fan wise, I'm no expert but I did replace the 200mm up top with 2x 120mm for exhaust.

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^^ Can't get any cleaner of a build than that.
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600T it is then :D. TBH 600T does feel better to buy than the Phantom now aswell and if i really wanted to i could mod a 200MM fan on the side like ive seen a couple of people do although i don't know how :D.
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If you buy the white special edition, it comes with a fan in the door. If you buy the black, there's no side fan but you can special order a panel with a fan from Corsair. It's not *that bad* to cut a hole in a side panel, though you do need some proper tools and be reasonably careful not to put any warps in the panel...it's slightly curved, so could be tricky. All in all, probably cheaper to just get the one from Corsair.
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Old November 11, 2011, 10:15 AM
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If you buy the white special edition, it comes with a fan in the door. If you buy the black, there's no side fan but you can special order a panel with a fan from Corsair. It's not *that bad* to cut a hole in a side panel, though you do need some proper tools and be reasonably careful not to put any warps in the panel...it's slightly curved, so could be tricky. All in all, probably cheaper to just get the one from Corsair.
Is this what you mean? Corsair Graphite Black 600T Window Panel - CC600T-SIDEWM - Scan.co.uk

I don't see any places to put a fan on this unless it comes with a mesh part with places to fit a fan
Corsair 600T White Graphite Series Mid Tower Case - CC600TWM-WHT - Scan.co.uk
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My mistake, I thought there was a fan in the side but it's just a window.
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My mistake, I thought there was a fan in the side but it's just a window.
Nah your right i checked on the Corsair website and the "special edition" has room for 4 120mm fans and the one on Scan.co.uk has the same picture unless they just used the same picture from Corsairs website
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