NZXT Phantom review -
Meet da Phantom ...
Meet da Phantom...
So then, with a touch of uniqueness NZXT launches the Phantom Full Tower. A PC chassis with space, good looks and great features.
This product goes by the name of Phantom, indicating something ghost like, that applies. The design is unusual, a little stealthy... something you'd not expect quickly from a chassis.
Over the next few pages we'll look closely at the product with the help of a photo-shoot, but obviously the chassis boasts five exposed 5.25-inch drive bays, for the installation of optical drive units... hey, it's a full tower.
Internally there will be plenty of space for a good number of hard disks and/or solid state drives. Everything can be installed tool-less-ly.
Another feature that will strike you as familiar is of course the motherboard tray with a cut-out, intended to allow coolers with back plates to be easily mounted. Once you see that on the photos you'll also notice how much cable space there is behind the actual motherboard tray for cable routing. Many grommet holes cover everything up. Yeah, you can make a dandy nice and clean looking PC with the chassis alright.
The chassis measures 222 x 541.3 x 623.8 mm and weights 11kg, considering it is made of solid steel that makes sense.
On top of the chassis you'll notice a 5-channel fan controller, and some fans are pre equipped for you including a huge 200mm fan at the top, as well as a 120mm fan at the back and then two side panel 120mm fans. Needless to say there's some bling going on with the help of little LED lights as well, not too much though.
Anyway, let's have a peek at some features courtesy of NZXT.
|CASE TYPE||Full Tower Steel|
|FRONT PANEL MATERIAL||Plastic/Steel|
|DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)||222 x 540 X 623 mm|
|VGA Clearance Maximum
|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|
|MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT||E-ATX, ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT|
High Performance Cooling Advantages Phantoms extensive cooling capabilities include 7 fan cooling options with dual 200mm, single side 230/200mm (NZXT only guarantees fitment with NZXT's FN-200), triple 120mm, and front 140mm fans. For enhanced control and expandability, NZXT includes dual radiator support, quad water-cooling 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 dampen 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 todays hottest components. Vast space within the enclosure allows for 7 hard drives with SDD support and up to five 5.25 bays.
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