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NZXT Source 340 Elite or Corsair Carbide 400C?

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Vtec9k, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Vtec9k

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 15, 2005

    Posts: 1,911

    Location: Edinburgh

    Doing a refresh once the new Ryzens are out. Planning to downsize from a beastly HAF X to a more compact midi tower.

    Thoughts on these cases or alternatives?

    Essentials things are:
    Compact midi tower
    Full size window
    Don't need any external bays
    2x 2.5" and 1x 3.5" drives
    Kraken X62 280mm AIO
     
  2. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,750

    I'd go corsair. I own the NZXT and it looks amazing but the cooling is pants. It's all aesthetics over function.

    Lovely looking case though.
     
  3. Vtec9k

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 15, 2005

    Posts: 1,911

    Location: Edinburgh

    Yea the NZXT does look great but i thought the front panel seemed to lack vents.

    I plan to front mount the rad so extra front fan and vents on the corsair seem decent.
     
  4. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

    Posts: 1,004

    I prefer the NZXT over the Corsair - but you would be happy with either.

    Rad placements seem better on the Corsair though.
     
  5. bbbearrr

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 8, 2012

    Posts: 266

    Havent used the corsair but just finished a new build in my s340. Found it really simple to build with and keep things tidy
     
  6. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

    Posts: 1,004

    NZXT don't do aftermarket spare parts - Corsair do.

    For this reason, I've changed my recommendation.

    (I'm not bitter, honest)
     
  7. bbbearrr

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 8, 2012

    Posts: 266

    If it makes you feel any better I wish i'd known this before buying my s340 on friday :D
     
  8. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

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    Well it's also a nice case ;)

    Don't let my bitterness trouble you :D
     
  9. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 5, 2005

    Posts: 16,450

    Location: Brighton

    However their support has been excellent the one time I used it, two of the fans on my H440 failed, I let them know and had new ones within a few days.
     
  10. Ace Modder

    Antec Rep

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    Location: 150 yds from OcUK

  11. Ryan-3

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,356

    Location: Northumberland

    I recently did a build into the 400q, and that was very easy and straightforward to do. Easy to make a clean build and gives excellent airflow.
     
  12. Vtec9k

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 15, 2005

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Actually decided on the S340 Elite after all. Built it last night and very happy. Looks great, easy to get tidy cables and everything fitted smoothly.

    Figured the Ryzen's don't get too hot generally so not going to notice a few c here or there.