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Fractal Design Define R6 TG vs Phanteks P600S TG

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I am revisiting this yet again... honestly I am leading towards the P600S now. I can't find the grey Define R6 (USB Blackout) anywhere under $169.99, but I can get the P600S from Phanteks (in grey) for $140 and they said they would customize it for me and get rid of the TG panel.

I can put 3 140m fans in the front of the Phanteks P600S...
I think the P600s may be the best case out there at its price range assuming you are comfortable with that price.
 
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I think the P600s may be the best case out there at its price range assuming you are comfortable with that price.
I am pretty comfortable with the price- it's actually $150, but I am still comfortable with it. I just wanted to make sure before I pulled the trigger. I actually think that I can get better temps in the P600S than the R6.
 
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I am pretty comfortable with the price- it's actually $150, but I am still comfortable with it. I just wanted to make sure before I pulled the trigger. I actually think that I can get better temps in the P600S than the R6.
Play around with fan placement and fan speed, sometimes less is more with temps. Both GN and Bit-Tech recommend to leave the front top fan area open with no fan (mesh cover is fine) allowing your air cooler to pull in outside air. Sometimes a high powered bottom front fan can prevent some GPUs from pulling in cooler air from vented PCI slot covers, if I recall GN found this on their Meshify C review.
 
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Play around with fan placement and fan speed, sometimes less is more with temps. Both GN and Bit-Tech recommend to leave the front top fan area open with no fan (mesh cover is fine) allowing your air cooler to pull in outside air. Sometimes a high powered bottom front fan can prevent some GPUs from pulling in cooler air from vented PCI slot covers, if I recall GN found this on their Meshify C review.
So does that mean for the price and for what you get, that the P600S is the better option when compared directly to the R6? I can't see to find any direct comparisons.
 
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So does that mean for the price and for what you get, that the P600S is the better option when compared directly to the R6? I can't see to find any direct comparisons.
I personally prefer the P600s and it gets very good reviews but so does the R6. Cases are very dependent on personal preference.
 
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I personally prefer the P600s and it gets very good reviews but so does the R6. Cases are very dependent on personal preference.
I think I actually like the minimalist aesthetics of the R6 better, but I feel like the space is better used in the P600S and the mesh that the P600S uses is superior. The P600S is also about $20 cheaper... I can't believe the USB c-type Define R6 (non TG edition) is still going for nearly $170... that price just seems high.
 
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