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.
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: Unfortunately, many PC enthusiasts tend to skimp on the chassis when building a new system. After all, you can get a decent case with adequate cooling for next to nothing these days, making a splurge on a $200-plus, premium case seem unnecessary.
Conclusion: It's rare for a case to stand out these days, as the case market is littered with average performers, but the Phantom 820 stood out in many ways. The case has almost every feature you could ask of it, and more importantly they're implemented in sensible ways rather than just thrown in to bulk out...
Excerpt: NZXT ne change pas vraiment les codes de sa gamme Phantom et reprend ce qui a fait le succès du Phantom 410. Mais attention, ce Phantom 820 est bien le double du premier pour prendre en charge les cartes XL-ATX. Attention, le fantôme Fatso débarque !
Pros: Finition, Emplacement Watercooling, LED à l'arrière, Ventilateurs fournis