Summary: The NZXT Duet is a special looking case that would suit just about any kind of environment, whether that is in the office or living room. Appearance aside, the cases functionality is impressive and can easily fulfill the role of a Power PC. This is due to the large amount of expandable PCI/AGP devices that can be installed into the Duet. NZXT has steered clear of a low-profile design as the devices that suit this specification are few and far between.
Summary: Rather than taking a minimalist approach and installing a micro-atx board with onboard video, stock CPU heatsink and fan, etc. I wanted to see if it was possible to stuff a full-size midrange system in the Duet as NZXT claims. Once all the hardware is installed things are a bit cramped. I didn't have any fitment issues,however the main area to watch out for is power supply depth vs. video card length.
Conclusion: As a media case, this enclosure nearly ticks every box. With the ability to have four hard discs and two optical drives, there is enough space for large volumes of music and videos. Noise lowering features, such as silicon grommets and foam covered sides are cheap to implement and it’s a shame that they aren’t used in this case; same goes for dust filters. This case does look the part, and it doesn’t look like a standard PC when in use.
Pros: Doesn’t look like a PC, Can fit ATX motherboards, Easy to use manual
Cons: Drive bay door, No dust filters, Poor cooling