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9.5 out of 10

Nzxt Phantom 530

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NZXT Phantom 530 Full-Tower Chassis

24 January 2014
  • Summary: Once I had everything in its place and ready to go I fired this beast up. The fan controller was really easy to use. Having one control for all the fans made it easy to set and forget, since that’s what most of us do I think. As I stated before, I think the rear I/O LED is great! It is a must have now-a-days for any build. This makes it really easy when you need to connect or disconnect anything without having to fuss around for a flashlight.
  • Pros: Plenty of room, Easy routing and cable management, Rear Mounted SSD tray, Integrated fan controller, Modular design, Many tool-less connections, Bold look
  • Cons: Absence of an ATX 8-Pin extension cable, Would like to see additional fans included
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Overall 7

NZXT Phantom 530

PC Magazine
19 January 2014
  • Conclusion: The NZXT Phantom 530 PC case offers high-end enthusiast performance without a premium price tag.
  • Pros: Offers almost all the features its more expensive brethren, for about $30 less. Excellent cooling performance. Supports both internal and external water cooling.
  • Cons: Ships with just two fans. Lacks the integrated card reader of the higher-end model.
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NZXT Phantom 530 Case Review

Hardware Secrets
8 January 2014
  • Summary: If you are looking for a case with eight expansion slots, aggressive look, ample internal space, and sturdy construction, the NZXT Phantom 530 is a terrific choice. With a price tag of USD 130, we think this case provides an outstanding cost/benefit ratio for what it has to offer.
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Overall 9

NZXT Phantom 530

9 October 2013
  • Summary: To some, it may seem like NZXT has been milking the whole Phantom design for far too long, but why change a design that works? Their move to offer the Phantom 410, a smaller version of the original Phantom, has ultimately shown that the demand for such a chassis exists. Now, with the new Phantom 530, NZXT is taking the plunge and updating their mid-tower case with the new design we have come to know and love through the Phantom 630 and 820.
  • Pros: Modernized looks with Phantom genes, Excellent liquid-cooling support, Excellent ODD installation method, Three separate hard drive cages, PCB to connect up to 10 fans, Single 2.5" try on motherboard tray, Loads of space for long GPUs, PSU, and CPU cooler, One 200 mm and a single 140 mm fan right out of the box, Plenty of screws and zip ties included, Extremely good paint job, Each color variant with matching interior paint job, Dust filter for PSU and the front of th...
  • Cons: Flimsy hard drive trays, Fan PCB for 10 fans means you have to watch the overall power draw for high-end applications, No dust filter on the side panel, No 3.5" drive bay, Only two 5.25" bays, Basic I/O, Taking out a hard drive requires removing the side panel behind the motherboard tray
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Overall 8

NZXT Phantom 530 Case Video Review

29 August 2013
  • Summary: The NZXT Phantom 530 Case is a full tower so it has lots of space, looks great, plenty of drive bays, cable management, fits long video cards/PSUs, 30W fan controller, I/O LEDs, USB3 and more. They've done a fantastic job of improving on the original Phantom Case.
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Overall 10

Expert Review

Tweak Town
27 July 2013
  • Excerpt: NZXT has been in the chassis game for some time already, and while not all of their older designs were all on point, at least not as much as I would have liked, along the way they have come up with some great ideas. NZXT is also a company that realizes what else is out on the market, and has had a recent track record of being able to out play and out design most of their competition.
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NZXT Phantom 530 Case Review

18 July 2013
  • Conclusion: However I feel about NZXT's too frequent recycling of the Phantom aesthetic and design, it's still very hard to argue with results. I'm reluctant to fawn over the Phantom 530 because it feels extremely iterative instead of progressive. When the Phantom 630 was released, it was almost directly superior to the Phantom 820; NZXT created a great case in the 820, and then boldly obsoleted it not long after.
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Overall 10

NZXT Phantom 530 Full Tower Chassis

11 December 2013
  • Summary: Phantom 530 is not only functional in every way, but it also has many features you will not find in a far more expensive full tower case. It's an amazing value for the money!
  • Pros: Three colors to choose from, Modular HDD cages of different sizes, Tool free HDD and ODD drive mounting is very easy and very secure, On board single 30 watt three speed fan controller, Ten fan 30 watt fan hub, 2.5-inch SSD tray positioned behind mother board tray, Water cooling support for large or small radiators (up to 360 mm), Large CPU back plate cutout, Support for up to 9 fans Excellent airflow throughout, Excellent cable routing, Large angled side window cover...
  • Cons: None
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NZXT Phantom 530 review: vorm boven functie

1 March 2014
Overall 10

NZXT Phantom 530

28 December 2013
  • Summary: La serie Phantom è stata da sempre apprezzata da molti per il suo design particolare, in grado di colpire l'immaginazione di un'utenza gaming e non solo. La qualità offerta dal nuovo Phantom 530 risulta davvero eccellente e alcune delle soluzioni utilizzate per ospitare al meglio un sistema di fascia alta sono difficilmente riscontrabili sui prodotti direttamente concorrenti.
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