|07-30-2010, 01:41 PM||#1|
Join Date Nov 2004
NZXT Phantom Case Review
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Title: NZXT Phantom Case Review
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"NZXT has just announced the Phantom, a full-tower case with tons of exciting features that will reach the market in September with a suggested price of USD 140 in the USA. Let's see whether you should..."
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|08-02-2010, 03:56 AM||#2|
Join Date Oct 2008
I get mixed feelings about this case...
- I really like the general exterior look. Not a straight box, but angled surfaces and diagonal lines. The downside is that for all practical purposes the placement options for the case are limited to "low, with direct access to the top panel". The case can't double as sideboard (table).
- It's not crystal clear that it's a full tower. The size is comparable to Antec P193, while it can't handle extended ATX motherboards or more HDDs than P193.
- The front door, while not mentioned in the text, looks to be pretty efficient in dampening noise from the optical drives. I can't understand why they bay covers are meshed though, since there's no visible opening for outside air enter/exit that area when the door is closed.
- All the un-fanned openings, especially the one in the right side plate, must make air flow management a pain, while also have any generated noise leaking out.
Not providing a complete set of fans is a good thing, letting you pick fans of your own choice.