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Old January 17, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Default 600T vs. Phantom

I have came down to deciding between these two cases.

The only difference I can tell is that the 600T is not as strong in asthetics but its build quality is excellent. On the other hand, Phantom lacks build quality but looks amazing.

I am going with a Noctua D14...what do you think is a better case for air cooling and in overall?
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Old January 17, 2011, 10:43 AM
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From what I have read the phantom does have good build quality, and the highest thickness of ABS wherever there is plastic. So that shouldn't be a problem with either case choice.

That being said, originally I was going to opt and get myself a Phantom, however NZXT decided that once again it would make a propritery fan for its case. No other 200mm fans will fit except NZXT's....
They actually have a 192mm offset. Which means if you want to add a second top fan or fill the side 200mm Fan you will have to buy it from NZXT or someone that carries their fan specifically.

Much like why I didn't like the Panzer Box , NZXT disappointed me for this and this alone.

Otherwise, if you can get past that the Phantom does have the greater cooling potential IMO.

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Does the stock phantom come with any LED lighting inside? (not the turn on/off light, knobs) but the fans?
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Old January 17, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Does the stock phantom come with any LED lighting inside? (not the turn on/off light, knobs) but the fans?

The Top 200mm fan is the only one I believe that is LED lit.

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