Conclusion: The original Phantom full tower surprised everybody with its unique design, plenty of interior space, wealth of features and impressive airflow even out of the box especially since it was designed and manufactured by a relatively new player called NZXT. Well the Phantom 630 is basically an improved Phantom full tower and offers more interior space, better overall build quality, more features and many times over the cooling potential of its predecessor due to the many...
Conclusion: The NZXT Phantom 630 has some great features that we hope to see in more future cases. The variety and modularity of its drive bays, coupled with the fan controller and super-handy fan hub, are what really won us over here. If a heavy-hitting build with multiple drives and graphics cards is in your immediate future, the NZXT Phantom 630 belongs high on your consideration list, if you like the look. Just one bit of advice, NZXT: Please lose the aspirins.
Pros: Very solid build quality, given plastic-and-steel design, All-in-one fan controller, Hidden bays for SSDs, Rear port/slot illumination built into case
Summary: NZXT has done a remarkable job of stepping up their game over the course of the last year, and somehow the Phantom 630 feels like a pinnacle piece for this direction. Yes, it is technically below the Phantom 820 in the current line up, but is obviously a newer, fresher and far more versatile design.
NZXT Phantom 630 High Performance Modular Ultra Tower
23 April 2013
Conclusion: The NZXT Phantom 630 High Performance Modular Ultra Tower is one of the best cases on the current market. The features that it possesses are outstanding to say the least. I enjoyed checking this case out, and look forward to possibly modding it. The NZXT Phantom 630 without a doubt is a large case, it will fill up your desk space in a hurry. With that said, just about everything else about it is well worth the loss of desk space.
Pros: Modular built chassis, 2x LED lights on rear of case for I/O and expansion slots, Sturdy built huge chassis, will need a large desk, SD card reader built in, 30 watt fan controller, for up to 10 fans, Will accommodate very large graphics cards, Room for massive water cooling combinations, 2x 2.5″ hdd/ssd mounts behind the m/board tray, Supports ITX, ATX, Micro-ATX, XL-ATX, Mostly tool-less design, Excellent amount of ventilation, Support for up to 10x fans, Excellent ...
Cons: Kind of flimsy hdd/ssd trays, No dust filters on optical bay covers, No thumb screws on expansion slots, No 3.5″ external drive bay or conversion bracket
Summary: The NZXT Phantom 630 Case is a full tower case that's loaded with style and features. It comes with many fans, removable dust filters, lots of drive bays, cable management, fan controller, I/O LED & USB3 ports. This is a perfect case for the enthusiast or anyone that need a spacious case. Also, it has unbeatable water cooling potential. One of the best in it's class!
Summary: The fan controller was really easy to use, and had lights indicating what level you were running at. 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 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 trays, Integrated fan controller, Modular design, Many tool-less connections, Bold look
Summary: Final Thoughts
As I said earlier I was a bit surprised to see NZXT release another Phantom case at CES. This release came only months after the
release. If you just look at the numbering at price you may think that the Phantom 630 is just a stipped down and cheaper version of the Phantom 820, but NZXT made some great improvements to the case that really makes it a case of its own.
Pros: – Sleek design, – Room for up to 8 hard drives, – Lots of room inside & behind the motherboard tray, – Supports XLATX motherboards, – Easy installation, – 4 included fans, – Hard drive cages can be removed and reconfigured
Cons: – Still using the cheap hard drive cages, – Top routing holes are small for the CPU power cable
Summary: It seems that the Phantom 630 is a trimmed down version of the Phantom 820 really, quite similar looks but then they started shaving off a thing or two to bring down the price. One big thing missing is that awesome RGB LED lighting system the 820 has, I seriously like it and it was cut away for the 630. Realistically though, NZXT needed this kick-ass chassis to stick under 200 EUR, and it does exactly that with a good margin.