We reviewed our first NZXT case back in June. At the time, we liked the Tempest EVO the folks at NZXT sent our way, and their Hades case also recieved high marks as a value case that really brought on the heat. However, with all those mid-range offerings, NZXT's high end lineup has rather stagnated. Aside from their ancient Zero full-tower case (the specs still claim 8800 compatibility), they have their also-aging Khaos ultra high-end full-tower case. However, that case costs a full $300. Apparently, NZXT also saw the gap in their lineup and moved to release a product to fill that space. That product is their highly anticipated Phantom full-tower case. As NZXT says it, "designed with sleek, pristine contours, the Phantom radiates personality and quality." So how does this shiny new case stack up to the hype NZXT has stirred up? Time to find out.
The NZXT Phantom is definitely a new creation from NZXT, not one of their EVO refresh models. It comes in one of three colors-- white, black, or red. Obviously enough, we have a black specimen with us today.
|Case Type||Full Tower Steel|
|Front Panel Material||Plastic/steel|
|Dimensions||222 x 540 X 623 mm|
|Cooling System||FRONT, 1 X 140mm|
REAR, 1 X 120mm (included)
SIDE, 2 x 120mm, 1 x 200/230 (2 x 120mm included)
TOP, 2 X 200mm (1 x LED 200mm included)
|Drive Bays||5 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS |
7 INTERNAL 3.5"/2.5" Slots
Screwless Rail Design
|Materials||Steel with black finish|
|Motherboard Support||E-ATX, ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT|