Thursday, July 29th 2010

NZXT Unveils Crafted Series Phantom Full Tower Case

NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce Phantom, the company's most elegant and intelligent chassis design to date. Phantom exudes sophistication with pristine contours and a robust menu of high performance features that will satisfy the demands of even the most discerning PC enthusiast.

Phantom's extensive cooling capabilities include 7 fan cooling options with dual 200mm, single 230/200mm, triple 120mm, and front 140mm fans. For enhanced control and expandability, NZXT includes dual radiator support, quad watercooling cutouts, and an integrated fan controller with up to five 20W channels.

Extensive Compatibility and Expandability - Features support for larger heat sinks, graphics cards, and E-ATX motherboards enabling enthusiasts to include any of today's hottest components. Vast space within the enclosure allows for 7 hard drives with SDD support and up to five 5.25" bays.

Simple Installation - Phantom celebrates an array of innovative features designed to enhance every stage of the build. Meticulous wire management is easily attainable with large spacing behind the motherboard. The innovative all-new 5.25" screwless rails make installing and swapping HDDs an effortless process.

Additional Advanced Features - Further distinct features include an LED on/off button to control case lighting, rubber PSU and case feet to reduce vibration, easily removable front and top panels, and top mounted USB, Audio/Mic, and E-SATA ports.

"This is the most intelligent and elegantly designed chassis we've ever conceived" said Johnny Hou, Founder and Chief Designer at NZXT. "The profoundly unique contours combined with a highly functional, robust feature set solidifies Phantom as one of the most innovative case designs on the market."

NZXT reached out to the enthusiast community and enlisted the design input from the renowned modder of the L.O.S.I.A.S., Rogue, and OSIDIAS Projects, Craig Brugger, to aid in the creation of Phantom. "NZXT has shown that there are still companies willing to listen to the community, and that collaboration can lead to innovation and a product with few compromises," remarked Brugger.

Phantom will be available in early September in White, Red, and Black for the MSRP of $139.99. For more information, visit this page.
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45 Comments on NZXT Unveils Crafted Series Phantom Full Tower Case

#1
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: craigbru
The case was designed with efficient air cooling mind. Lots of air with minimal sound. We wanted to keep everything as cool as possible for those not focusing on watercooling. Maybe we'll focus on water in the future, but that's still a small market comparatively speaking.
You work for NZXT?
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#2
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
I like it.If it wasn't a full tower it could be mu next case.but I won't use any bigger then a mid. No point in it when I fit everything in a midtower just fine.
But on Topic nzxt made a nice case that seems like it would be good in airflow and wm.
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#3
Kantastic
For $140 I'm definitely picking up this case, whether from sneekypeet or some retailer. I normally prefer micro builds... but this really just tops the charts. I like everything about this case... okay maybe I'm not a fan of the 2 secluded 3.5'' bays since it might get in the way of uber long power supplies, but overall NZXT has sold me on this one.

$##!#! Where's the USB 3.0 on the front panel?!??!
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#4
craigbru
by: sneekypeet
You work for NZXT?
No, I just happened to help them with this case. I focused on the interior layout and design. :D
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#5
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: craigbru
No, I just happened to help them with this case. I focused on the interior layout and design. :D
Very cool. I saw a lot of "we" in that comment, just making sure it wasnt the frog in your pocket you were refering to:roll:

Nice work, I'm about to open the box in like an hour and take a look at your handy work:D
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#6
craigbru
by: sneekypeet
Very cool. I saw a lot of "we" in that comment, just making sure it wasnt the frog in your pocket you were refering to:roll:

Nice work, I'm about to open the box in like an hour and take a look at your handy work:D
Lol, not a problem man. I hope you like what you see. There were a few features I wanted that didn't make the cut from a price point perspective, but overall it's pretty true to what we wanted to accomplish.
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#7
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: craigbru
Lol, not a problem man. I hope you like what you see. There were a few features I wanted that didn't make the cut from a price point perspective, but overall it's pretty true to what we wanted to accomplish.
Absolutely stunning for the price, I did like what I saw. Is a bit of a fingerprint magnet though;)
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#8
Soylent Joe
This looks like a really nice case, I love the style and colors. I'm so glad to see NZXT putting in some real effort into designing their cases instead of taking the low road like how some other "budget" manufacturers have done *coughthermaltakecough*

Edit: I'm watching the 3DGAMEMAN video review and man, this thing kicks ass. Do want badly.

http://www.3dgameman.com/reviews/1168/nzxt-phantom-case
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#9
t77snapshot
by: Soylent Joe
This looks like a really nice case, I love the style and colors. I'm so glad to see NZXT putting in some real effort into designing their cases instead of taking the low road like how some other "budget" manufacturers have done *coughthermaltakecough*

Edit: I'm watching the 3DGAMEMAN video review and man, this thing kicks ass. Do want badly.

http://www.3dgameman.com/reviews/1168/nzxt-phantom-case
Wow! this case looks a lot bigger in the video:toast:
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#10
ERazer
hold up, is that h50 dual rad?

sorry ot
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#11
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
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by: ERazer
hold up, is that h50 dual rad?

sorry ot
Looks like it. I know CoolIt was working on it, so I'd assume Corsair would make the same move.
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#13
adj408
At first I didn't like the white but it is growing on me, does resemble alienware in the design but that's not a bad thing. I want one of these..
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#14
Kovoet
Damn should have waited just bought a Coolermaster HAF X
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#15
Soylent Joe
by: Kovoet
Damn should have waited just bought a Coolermaster HAF X
You won't be disappointed with the HAF X. They're both really good cases.
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#16
Kovoet
by: Soylent Joe
You won't be disappointed with the HAF X. They're both really good cases.
It arrives tomorrow and cannot wait. Not sure what to do though as I first want to braid all the cables but also want to put everything in the case and start it up. Going to have to control myself
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#17
t77snapshot
by: Kovoet
Damn should have waited just bought a Coolermaster HAF X
by: Soylent Joe
You won't be disappointed with the HAF X. They're both really good cases.
Omg! I just looked at the HAF.X and I think I changed my mind:twitch: I really dont like the external look of the X, but the features completely make up for it! I wish I could have the internals of the HAF X and outer design of the Phantom;)
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#19
LAN_deRf_HA
Did no one look at reviews before getting all excited about this thing? The cooling is somewhat awful unless you spend $40 in 200mm fans.
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#20
gottistar
by: 1Kurgan1
Looks very sexy, but not enough room for internal rads sadly.
yes there is plenty of room in the top housing..theres enough room to fit a 120mm x3 , easy..
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