One of my most common questions I get when one of my friends is building a new computer is, “What case should I get?”. Your case is a very important part of your system. It is what you are going to see each time you sit down at your desk, the first thing someone is going to see at a LAN party and the case you are going to have to deal with when you decide to upgrade your system. This past year we have reviewed a lot of great cases, but a few really stick out from the rest. Our list of the best cases of 2012 are drawn from only the cases we have reviewed this year. So if you think an awesome case is off the list that may be why. Read on to check out what we consider the best cases of 2012!
NZXT’s Phantom case really brought NZXT into the spotlight. The case was just awesome, a unique design, built in fan controller and much more. The case became so popular we saw many custom PC makers using it and component companies using it to demo their products. Since its release it is now available in red and even pink and NZXT released a value version of the case (Phanton 410). The big surprise from NZXT this year was the Switch 810. Another full tower case that again became a leader in the case market. Now just in time for the holidays we have what would happen if you took the best features from the Switch 810 and Phantom and put them into one case. The case is the Phantom 820 and it features 4 included cooling fans, integrated HUE lighting system, 4 channel digital fan controller, removable hard drive cages, USB 3.0 support and much more. Read on as we take a look at this case!
NZXT’s long awaited new Phantom case is here! The Phantom 820 is a full tower case that measures 210mm x 473mm x 490mm (W x H x D) and is designed for XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mATX, and uITX motherboards. It expands on the original design of the Phantom and brings it up to date with room for long video cards, watercooling equiptment, Integrated HUE lighting, 4 channel digital fan controller a much more! Read on to learn more about the new case and to check out our gallery!
A tip was sent into us that on Micro Center’s Facebook they had announced a contest with the new NXZT Phantom Gaming Case pictured. As soon as we took a look at the post it was taken down, but we did manage to get a screenshot. The new case from NZXT will be called the Phantom 820. It will be black, although I would suspect them to offer it in white as well. The case does look very similar to the original Phantom with a different sort of “V” shape for the side panel window. Very interesting as this comes 10 days before the official launch of the product.