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#1 Andre S.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:16

Hey good folks of Neowin,

 

For my work I need to build a custom PC. Basically it's going to be a Haswell on Z87 with an SSD, optical, etc., but the special part is we're going to put 3 discrete video cards on there. So we've already got a mighty PSU, only thing I'm wondering about is the case. Now, since all our PCs are dull black square Dells, I was thinking of sprucing things up a little with something like the NZXT Phantom:

 

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I found this just by sorting full tower cases by rating on newegg, this came out as the most loved one.

 

The case should mainly be easy to work with and provide good airflow for an array of powerful video cards, but looking nice is a plus. Do you think that's a good choice, or what else would you recommend?




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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:19

Sexy



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:21

I like dull black squares :(

Nothing says, "Don't steal this" like a very old beige PC case. Think of how cool it'd be to have this GPU powerhouse in a case that appears to be from 1997. In fact I like this idea so much, it's exactly what I'm going to do come March when I finally purchase my new machine.



#4 trag3dy

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:28

I'm a big fan of the Coolermaster HAF series of cases. Though I guess these might be considered dull black squares. Although they are one of the few cases out there that don't have blue leds in them which I especially like.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:48

I'm small form factor for life now, with my digital storm bolt with custom innards, but I'm looking for a reason to build a second full size PC and I'll p robably go with this case in black: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147202

 

I like the minimalist look and slot loading BDXL/DVDRW's are about 65. Top and bottom fans for airlfow.

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#6 OP Andre S.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:50

So, NZXT it is. This is going to be an amazing rig, too bad it's not mine. :p



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:00

Not sure if it was the right NZXT but it looks like it, one of my friends from work said that it's all plastic and badly made.



#8 Snake89

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:19

To bad you couldn't wait for "NZXT H440" case to come out next month. here's 2 newegg links. one is white an the other is black.

White: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146148

Black: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146149

 

An here's a nice overview on it:



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:41

I got a mid tower NZXT case for my latest secondary computer build and it is definitely the best case I've had. Excellent features and really good cable management options. Mine definitely wasn't plasticy or poorly built. It's all metal and the edges are all rounded and smoothed. It was the first time I built a computer and didn't notice I cut myself on something half way through the build.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:36

Hello,

The next time you need a large case, you might want to consider California PC Products Super Server Chassis.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 19:27

To bad you couldn't wait for "NZXT H440" case to come out next month. here's 2 newegg links. one is white an the other is black.

White: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146148

Black: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146149

 

An here's a nice overview on it:

I'm not sure that could fit 3 double-slot video cards. The bottom compartement looks like it would either touch or obstruct space for the 3rd card (or perhaps I'm seeing it wrong?). I'm going with a full tower for this very reason.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 20:07

If you need a ton of space and money is no objection, you can't go wrong with a Corsair 900D.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 21:08

I never really liked any NZXT case, due to the magnificent and revolutionary amount of plastic they use.

I would go for a Lian-Li or a Corsair.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:40

If you need a ton of space and money is no objection, you can't go wrong with a Corsair 900D.

Except it's too big :p I'm not even sure a full tower is warranted, I'm just erring on the side of caution.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:12

Hello,

 

Well, if you don't need a full tower, what about one of the Fractal Design cases, similar to your personal build?

 

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Aryeh Goretsky