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9.4 out of 10

Nzxt Phantom 530

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Craig R., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: After purchasing this I started getting buyer's remorse. I starting thinking I should have purchased a smaller case. Once I received it and opened up the box that remorse evaporated. I've always had heat issues with my previous cases and my current set up has great airflow. It's a big case, but I always prefer having more room than a tight fit. It allows for easy installation and expansion.
  • Pros: Plenty of fan slots, lots of customization, sleek look
  • Cons: Size (full tower), removing top panel requires more force than I feel comfortable applying.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not quite enthusiastic

Richard G., Newegg
22 August 2014
  • Pros: Very nice case, solid build and lots of extra screws and parts to make a build east. Great instruction manual.
  • Cons: This case doesn't compare to the NZXT Enthusiast case which I also own. The buttons feel cheaper and the fan control is way too basic.for the same price. I have to remove 1 egg and recommend getting the Enthusiast instead.
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Overall 8
8.0

NZXT phantom 530

Joseph C., Newegg
10 August 2014
  • Summary: be careful as to what fans you use if you're using 200mm fans, most won't fit. They only really have a mounting pattern for their own fans, which is what i bought after buying this. And just be careful when you move this case around because it scratches easily, so i removed an egg for that.
  • Pros: - Full sized case with lots of room - Tons of cable management holes and routing options - A really nice fan controller that supports up to 30ws for a single channel - You can use big fans for a more silent operation while still getting really good airflow - The plastic and the metal uses a pretty nice glossy finish and matches really well - Door on the front is surprisingly solid for being made of plastic - Reset button is behind the front door! so you dont have a ch...
  • Cons: Plastic! Because of this it has a glossy black finish which i wouldn't have a problem with, but on plastic the glossy finish scratches easy and on metal the glossy finish comes off easily. Screwing in one screw removes all the paint where the head of the screw hits the metal Fan on the window sidepanel doesnt have a built in dust filter. I want to use this as an intake but i can't atm.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nzxt 530

Nicolas g., Newegg
25 July 2014
  • Summary: Would recommend but for originality, you might try to take something else everyone seems to buy that case haha but its a good buy!
  • Pros: Since its a mid tower its was really easy to build my new computer, no need to manage place what so ever, everything fit easily and case seems to get rid of the heat which is really good!
  • Cons: Non so far!
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good case for very little money

Eric V., Newegg
22 July 2014
  • Summary: Very happy with this case and I will definitely consider purchasing from NZXT in the future!
  • Pros: Looks nice, good fan control, simple to take out drive cages. has plenty of cable routing options and room. It comes included with almost too many extra screws and cable ties, haha. The I/O lighting is extremely useful as well.
  • Cons: It was a big pain to take the top off the case, one of the pins was refusing to release so I had to get out a monkey wrench and clamp it down. I've seen review for it and I seem to be the only one who had this problem, though. It could do with a few front USB 2.0 ports.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case but both the led on tha back should last longer

Jason S., Newegg
17 July 2014
  • Summary: This as a great case but I wish those leds would have lasted a lot longer.
  • Pros: This case is great! It has a lot of room for your graphics card, great airflow, a nice place to keep the cords out of the way, and a great look overall.
  • Cons: The both the Led on the back didn't last longer then 4 months. One is completely dead as the other one is almost gone.
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Overall 8
8.0

An overall good buy

Troy D., Newegg
9 July 2014
  • Summary: While the color difference was a bit disappointing when I unpacked the case, the ease of install and sheer amount of room and convenience features definitely made up for it. It's a sharp looking case and the clean build gets a lot of compliments. I would definitely recommend it.
  • Pros: This case has a lot of room and great cable management. There are plenty of expansion bays for hard drives and their side to side orientation leaves more space for air flow and keeps the cables hidden out of sight. Easily the cleanest build I've ever had. I also managed to get a Corsair H100i inside with very little trouble(getting the CPU power plugged in was tricky). The integrated fan controller is awesome and there are even LED lights on the back near all the I/O ...
  • Cons: Heavy, though it's a large case so it should be expected. The color of the plastic top and front panel is several shades darker than the metal sides and back. It's not noticeable from afar but it's very obvious up close.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good case overall

Matthew F., Newegg
11 June 2014
  • Summary: Not a case I would use for a LAN party machine it marks up way to easily other then that is your can be careful and delicate its a pretty good case just keep a cloth on hand to clean all the smudges off of it. I don't think i'd buy a glossy finish case again... I guess its not really a negative but what is with the hype over hardware controls for fan speed.
  • Pros: Tons of space - I mean really its pretty big! Removable hard drive cages- Great for additional room / airflow Open mesh top - Honestly this case has great ariflow top is open mesh which allows good airflow through it but also doesn't look bad Removable dust filters on the bottom are great for keeping your rig clean on the inside I/o light - quite useful in darker rooms Overall looks great and had great functionality
  • Cons: I'm not a fan of the glossy finish, it scratches and marks waaaaaaaay to easily also the window is the same
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Overall 8
8.0

NZXT Phantom 530 White Full Tower case

William N., Newegg
6 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this case because I wanted a case I could live with for a good long while and that had plenty of future expandability. I believe I have found it in this case. Looks awesome,plenty of room for anything you could want to put in it,great cable mgmt, air or water cooling options(and multiple spots to place radiators, not just top or rear mounts) 8 expansion slots so you can crossfire/sli to your hearts content.
  • Pros: Plenty of space for almost any components you could think of,Cable routing is very easy in this case,removable hdd cages gives you numerous possible configurations,led light on back panel makes it easy to see when connecting things(wish more cases had this feature) built in fan hub makes it easy to connect all your fans., ample space for water cooling options in future.
  • Cons: Top bezel on case is VERY tight almost makes you think you are going to break the case pegs when removing it could make the pegs a little better design. I have a NZXT M59 case which this is replacing(no probs just needed to upgrade) so im familiar with the front bezel being tight. Can be a bit disconcerting so go easy at first.
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Overall 8
8.0

NZXT Phantom 530 (Red)

Jonathan O., Newegg
9 February 2014
  • Summary: I should have probably gone with the white or black since those two colors are hard to get wrong.
  • Pros: First off I want to say that after doing a lot of research on computer towers I decided to narrow my search down to just full tower ATX cases (This one being one of my top choices). I wanted a case that would allow me to upgrade to pretty much anything if I wanted to in the future. This case was exactly what I was looking for in that regard. This case supports pretty much any combination of fan sizes and any combination of water cooling kits on the market today. Aesth...
  • Cons: The only con about this case that I wasn't to pleased about was that the sides of the case are a different shade of red then the top plastic pieces. i read this on another review on here but I was hoping that it was just a manufacturer defect. Had to knock off an egg for that but other that the color the case is as described.
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