Summary: For the price I expected something not made in China. Seeing "MADE IN CHINA" engraved on the back was a bit of a bummer. This more than anything was the biggest disappointment given its $100 price. I'm willing to try NZXT again in the future if it's made in America, but this one certainly did notlive up to my expectations.
Pros: Case looks very nice aesthetically, case fans are quiet and white LEDs aren't obnoxiously bright, drive bay removes easily, includes plenty of case screws and the switch to control fan speed/brightness is a nice novelty.
Cons: I had my eye on the different NZXT cases for over a year since I really liked the way they looked and the reviews seemed mostly positive. However I was very disappointed with the design of this case. It's almost like when they were designing it they didnt try to see how actual motherboards, hard drives, PSUs would fit. ----First problem was the rear case fan wire runs across the opening for the rear motherboard inputs, not a big deal since I removed fan and managed to...
Summary: Function-wise, I believe you can find better case at the exact same price tag. This case looks gaming, if you don't like the style of it. This case is probably a really bad one to you. On the other hand. I myself like the style which turns out to be a good option to me. Overall, it's really just a mediocre case which I won't recommend. But like I said, worth or not really depends on how much you credit the look of it.
Pros: As the second less expensive Phantom series . It does a great job on its quality. The color looks very good and outstanding. It obviously doesn't look as shining like the picture on the website. Front drive bay door is very good looking that you barely will notice it.
Cons: Bay door seems to be a bit hard to close. The spring works really well when you open it. I guess that's the reason why it 's a bit hard to close it. NZXT. really should make all the HDD cage being able to be removed not just that particular middle one.
Summary: its ok pretty much sums it up. I wish there would be more and more attention to functionality than case manufacturers are giving. like IDK maybe PCI-e card guides so the ports on the motherboard and the graphics cards don't warp and break? The case is pretty its built well the plastic jacks on the top are a bit weak and will push the housing in when you insert a headphone. overall its a good case for the money, the best... I'm not so sure.
I received this case on time and was pleased with it until I found that the screws to ...
13 July 2014
Summary: I received this case on time and was pleased with it until I found that the screws to place the mother board in place were missing. Other than than its a decent tower if you're looking for sleek design. Cable management was slightly difficult to manage since there is only about an inch of space to work with.
Summary: This case is for the die hard game player who has a huge video card or multiple video cards and water coolers for CPU and Video card. This is too big of a case for an average or standard PC build.
Summary: While the interior construction, drive bay layout, etc. are all solid, the build quality of the exterior plastic shell is disappointing. Let's face it, I got this case because of the NZXT name and because its RED! But the exterior plastic is a soft, low-impact plastic that I don't expect to last.
Summary: The thumbscrews were amazingly awful. I thought I might have to cut some of them out. As is, some of them were thrown out as they could never be used again by time I did get them out. I had to use pliers and a screwdriver to even remove the pci slot covers to get my video card in. I only have one screw holding it in because trying to remove the screws only violates all the thread on them, and I might want to possibly upgrade my vid card at some point.
Pros: Spacious, If they weren't in the same room I might think my NZXT Full Tower Phantom was the same size. Cable management possiblities. Quiet, regardless of having to use mostly 120mm fans in it. Installation went fairly easily, even with a 240mm radiator on top, aside from the cons.
Cons: The WORST thumbscrews I have ever used in my life. Flimsy drive bays. Large (thats a pro too, just surprising and potentially detrimental for someone looking for a mid-size for space purposes)
Summary: My Dragonlord K62's front grill had some issues and broke, and it's power button kept sinking down into the case resulting in the button not doing anything until I opened up the case and pushed it back up. I shopped around to find the perfect replacement case that met my needs: -Plenty of room for dual 7950's -Plenty of fans with 140mm compatibility -Tool-less features and other conveniences -Room for cables behind mobo tray -Sturdy and simple It meets these criteria,...
Pros: -Great visual and aesthetic design. -Sturdy for a plastic/aluminum case (more durable than my Dragonlord K62!). -Plenty of room for long vga cards, cables behind mobo tray, and HDD's. -Buttons are sturdy and don't feel like they'll break or get pressed accidentally (my K62's power button broke, and cat used to always turn it on when he jumped on it). -VERY quiet with fans on normal and quiet mode, and absolutely NO audible vibration or buzzing. -Included some zip ties...
Cons: -*Expletive* 5.25 tool-less clasps won't hold my disc drive in place, and the front of the frame on the chassis actually broke my first drive, resulting in me ordering a replacement. -The PCI slot screws are extremely difficult to turn, and despite being thumb screws are impossible to turn with your thumbs. -The bottom HDD cage only holds 2 instead of 3. -My case fans (connected to the built-in fan controller) won't spin when I power on my PC if the speed switch is se...
Summary: this is not a high quality case of course but it is nice enough to house my 3930K, one thing I don't like is the what seems like a very cheaply made door snap. meaning the hole where the door hinge goes into to lock it from opening.