Back in 2010 NZXT released a case that would become one of their most popular cases of all time, the Phantom. The Phantom was truly a unique case and now NZXT is presenting its direct successor in the Phantom 530. While one the outside the Phantom 530 looks much like the original Phantom inside you will find many of the latest features NZXT has been showcasing on their latest cases.
Just like the original the Phantom 530 is a full tower case. It supports ITX, micro-ATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards. A door on the front of the case covers up three external 5.25-inch drive bays. Inside there are three removable hard drive cages that support six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives. There is also room on the back of the motherboard tray for another 2.5-inch drive. VGA card clearance is 310mm with the hard drive cages installed and 444mm with the cages removed so you shouldn’t have any issues with longer video cards.
As far as cooling included with the case is a large 200mm intake fan and a rear 140mm fan. The case will support 2 140/120mm fans on the front, a 140/120mm on the rear, two 120mm fans on the bottom, two 200/140mm or three 120mm fans on the top, a single 140mm fan on the side panel and a single 120/140mm interior fan. For watercooling fans the Phantom 530 has support for 360mm radiators on the top, 240mm radiators on the top and bottom.
The case also has some of the special features we have seen on many of NZXT’s new cases like the rear I/O LEDs, 10 port fan hub and steel latches on the optical drive bays. NZXT also says this case offers 70% more cable management space over the original Phantom.
The Phantom 530 will be available soon in glossy white, black and red for $129.99.
Jan 27, 2015 0