Author: Greg Baden
The Phantom, NZXTs most elegant case to date, was unveiled not that long ago on July 28, 2010. It offers a unique and powerful design for enthusiasts. A complete black (also available in red and white) finish, both inside and out, is complemented by a piano black finish found on the top and front bezel. The case offers plenty of cooling options, support for the latest and greatest hardware, an easy installation, and many other advanced features.
- High Performance Cooling Advantages – Phantom’s extensive cooling capabilities include 7 fan cooling options with dual 200mm, single 230/200mm, triple 120mm, and front 140mm fans. For enhanced control and expandability, NZXT includes dual radiator support, quad watercooling cutouts, and an integrated fan controller with up to five 20W channels.
- Simple Installation – Phantom celebrates an array of innovative features designed to enhance every stage of the build. Meticulous wire management is easily attainable with large spacing behind the motherboard. The innovative all-new 5.25” screwless rails make installing and swapping HDDs an effortless process. Rubber grommets dampens vibration during operation.
- Additional Advanced Features – Further distinct features include an LED on/off button to control fan lighting, rubber PSU and case feet to reduce vibration, easily removable front and top panels, and top mounted USB, Audio/Mic, and E-SATA ports.
- Extensive Compatibility and Expandability – Features support for larger heat sinks, graphics cards, and E-ATX motherboards enabling enthusiasts to include any of today’s hottest components. Vast space within the enclosure allows for 7 hard drives with SDD support and up to five 5.25” bays.
|CASE TYPE||Full Tower Steel|
|FRONT PANEL MATERIAL||Plastic/Steel|
|DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)||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
|MATERIAL(S)||Steel with black finish|
|POWER SUPPLY||500 WATT PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 ( OPTIONAL )|
|WEIGHT||11 KGS (W/O Power)|
|MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT||MOTHERBOARDS: E-ATX, ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT|
The NZXT Phantom comes in an elegant black box. The front of the box shows the white version of the Phantom on the black background. The rear of the case goes over the features in many different languages and gives you an inside look of the case.
The sides of the case cover the specifications and what color the case is; the one for this review is black. A plastic bag protects the case from scratches and dust and two pieces of soft foam secure the case inside the box.
The piano black finish on the front bezel and top of the case are protected from fingerprints by a plastic cover on both sections.