Excerpt: If you’re big on case lighting—you Cylon fan, you—you’re going to absolutely love NZXT ’s latest Phantom chassis. It’s rare to see such attention to detail paid to simple illumination, as with the three separate strands of lighting found on the exterior, interior, and rear of NZXT’s Phantom 820 .
Pros: Gorgeous chassis with eye-catching, customizable lighting across three separate zones.
Cons: Wiring and instructions a bit tricky to figure out; finicky fan controller.
Meet the new NZXT flagship case. Phantom 820 reviewed
4 February 2013
Conclusion: The NZXT Phantom 820 is a flagship in every sense of the word. It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s extraordinarily well built, and it’s bold. It screams “I’m a custom computer builder and I love my PC” when it’s all lit up and whirring away.
Excerpt: If you’re looking for a chassis that already comes with a built in fan controller, internal LEDs, excellent cooling potential, great cable management and even the possibility to run extreme gaming configurations, you should check out the NZXT Phantom 820. [review_ad]
Pros: Internal/External LED kit with On/Off capability, and Hue Adjustment, SD Card Reader built in, Fan Controller Built in for 4 different sets of fans (12 Fans Total), 0% to 100% fan settings., Great balance between looks, performance and eye candy., Cable Management, with proper rubber grommets , p...
Cons: Paint scratches easily., Hard to take off Top Cover, Top Fan Filters not easily Accessible, Fairly expensive for an average Joe, even though it comes with lots of features.
Conclusion: NZXT chassis seem to get better with each revision, but the company has a habit of leaving room for a couple of small improvements. The Phantom 820 is a continuation of that trend; it's arguably NZXT's most impressive full-tower solution to date, yet there are a few elements that could be enhanced.
Summary: The NZXT Phantom 820 Case is a true full tower case in that it is massive. It's also loaded with excellent features. The case looks stylish, comes stock with 3 200mm fans and a 140mm, but more can be installed.
Summary: If you are in the market for a full tower case, it would be hard to top the NZXT Phantom 820. NZXT really pulled out all the stops making this the most feature rich and well cooled case we have seen to date.
Summary: The all new Phantom 820 is a smack-down home run in terms of design and cooling. I truly adore this chassis as from A to Z this simply is a very well thought through chassis with all the features and space you'll need for a long time -- and that's next to all the new features and bling.
NZXT Phantom 820 Case Review: Everything, Everything
30 November 2012
Conclusion: I think before the NZXT Phantom 820 was sent to me, that if you had told me NZXT was going to send me a first class enthusiast case that easily ranked among the best in performance, I would've been skeptical.
Conclusion: Whew! This is one big case. And despite all the accommodations made for air coolers (top-down air intake, for example), one gets the impression this case was really designed for water coolers. However, you can certainly put fans and radiators together in the Phantom 820 with room to spare.
Pros: Plenty of room to build a system with a wide variety of motherboards, Plenty of room for radiators or fans or both – your choice, Filters for two 200 mm top intake fans, Easy to work in, A built-in lighting system, A window through which to view your lit-up components, Comes with three 200 mm fan...
Cons: Part of the bottom filter set must be pulled out from the back, which means you must move this heavy case to remove and clean that filter.