CES 2013: NZXT Phantom 630 Case
Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling, Shows and Expos | January 8, 2013 - 04:45 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: nzxt, ces 2013, CES
Am I the only one who thinks the slanting between the metal and the grating on the front of that case looks like a play on The Phantom of the Opera?
NZXT wants the Phantom 630 to be the case for the desires of every enthusiast. While you can never satisfy the type to cram an i7 into a toaster, the 630 does seem to have a nice feature checklist and a lot of nooks and crannies to hide your components. To illustrate their design in a single bullet point: you can fit not one, but two SSDs behind the motherboard tray to keep them out of the way. The rest of the drives are installed in bays which can be rearranged in different configurations.
The case is also designed with water cooling in mind. NZXT claims support for both 3x120 and 2x120 radiators. Unfortunately, liquid cooled machines are a foreign concept to me so I am not sure how difficult those radiators are to fit in conventional cases. I mean, I figure that a 3x120 radiator is over a foot long because I understand the metric system, but I have never experienced the struggle of trying to stick it somewhere. That said, I assume if you are in to sort of thing you could decide for yourself immediately. Also included is a 30Watt single-channel fan controller integrated into the case.
The Phantom 630 will be expecting to retail for $179.99 when it comes to market in Matte-Black, Gunmetal, and White options.
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8th January, 2013 – Allow us to introduce you to the future. NZXT presents the Phantom 630 – a
revolutionary chassis taking bold innovation to the next level.
In 2010, the original Phantom shook the industry with its daring, timeless design. The following year, NZXT brought the well-received Phantom design to a Mid-sized tower with the Phantom 410. In 2012, the Phantom 820, again, raised the bar for an entire industry, with its integrated HUE lighting system and limitless cooling potential.
Now, NZXT does it again with the completely reimagined interior of the Phantom 630. Engineered to satisfy any enthusiast’s desires, the Phantom 630 features fully modular internal drive bays that can be reorganized to your heart’s content.
If you choose to remove all drive bays to accommodate extra radiators or a large reservoir, the Phantom 630 comes with two SSD mounts located behind the motherboard tray for a minimalistic setup with maximum cooling capability.
With all hard drive bays in place, the Phantom 630 is still able to achieve high performance liquid cooling with 3x120 radiator and 2x120 radiator support. By rearranging your drive bay setup to fit with your specific needs, the Phantom 630 is able to support a countless number of creative, custom cooling configurations out of the box.
Along with an integrated 30-watt single channel fan controller, the Phantom 630 also features a dual-level motherboard tray, offering unrivaled cable management and airflow capabilities. Further minimizing cable clutter, the Phantom 630 is equipped with a rear-mounted multi-port fan hub for a simple and clean fan controller setup.
Representing its forward thinking philosophy at every turn in the design process, NZXT once again breaks away from convention to move the industry forward with its revolutionary Phantom 630.
Offered in Matte-Black, Gunmetal, and White colors, the Phantom 630 will be available for $179.99.