Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: NZXT
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES (From NZXT)
NZXT's Phantom is a big, heavy chassis that will accept virtually any motherboard an enthusiast is likely to want to install, and will also accept multi-GPU solutions up to 13.75-inches in length. Five external ODD bays and seven hard drive bays, with tool-free installation features, insure plenty of storage options, but I was a little surprised to see only seven expansion bays. While this is sufficient for the majority of users, most high-end enthusiast full-towers feature eight bays these days. NZXT ships the Phantom with four fans (including a 200mm top exhaust unit,) and room for a few more.
High Performance Cooling Advantages – Phantom's 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 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.
They also include a unique five-channel fan speed controller and a switch to toggle the LED lighting on and off. Liquid cooling enthusiasts also get the nod with radiator mounting tabs and four tubing access holes. The sleek profile of the Phantom and white finish inside and out combine with the black mesh accents for a truly unique look. So far, I'm likin' what I'm seein'. Let's take a closer look.