NZXT Phantom Full Tower ATX Case Review
Features, Packaging, Included Accessories
NZXT Phantom Full ATX Case Features
- Maximum Compatibility: Large heatsinks, graphics and E-ATX support
- Excellent Wire Management: Large spacing behind the motherboard provides ample space for wire routing
- Large Expandability: Space for seven ahrd drives and five 5.25" bays
- 7 Fan Cooling Options: Dual 200mm, single 230/200mm, triple 120mm, and front 140mm
- Innovative all-new 5.25" screwless system
- 3.5"/5.25" SDD support on all seven drives
- dual radiator support and quad watercooling tube cutouts on backplate
- Rubber PSU and case feed to reduce vibration
- Extra large mesh holes for increased airflow
- Five 20W per channel fan controller totaling 100W
- Top mounted USB, audio/mic, and eSATA
- Fan LED on/off function
The NZXT Phantom arrived in a gorgeous retail package with an abstract studio photo of the case as well as a white line drawing to accent the background of the front panel. They didn't include any additional information about the case other than its name. Let's see if the back panel contains the specs and features info we are looking for.
Ah, much better. The back panel contains all the technical specifications about the case as well as some of the fun facts about it like the fact that it comes in white, red, and black and that the entire design is tool-less. The overall back panel design is a bit cramped for my taste, especially when they had so much unused real estate on the front panel.
When I opened the box, I could see two large molded foam pieces that secured the Phantom during shipping. They also wrapped the case in a clear plastic bag to avoid any incidental scratches or dents throughout the production and delivery processes.
The case was also wrapped in sticky plastic to ensure the glossy panels weren't scratched. I've seen this before with other cases, but I always want to give vendors props for not skimping on the retail packaging.
The accessories were pretty scarce, but NZXT did include the proper screws for all our hardware components, including the motherboard, power supply, fans, and optical drives. They included two brackets to mount a radiator for a watercooling setup to the top panel of the case too. Lastly, they also threw in some zip ties and a speaker jumper.
The final item we found in our accessories box was a detailed instruction manual that included directions in multiple languages. I found it very helpful during the installation process that we discuss later in this review.