Monday, October 15th 2012

NZXT Announces the Crafted Series Phantom 820 ATX Full-Tower Case

NZXT announced the next-generation of its Crafted Series Phantom line of premium gaming PC cases. The first model in the lineup is the Phantom 820. This ATX full-tower features a stylish new design that builds on the "edgy" design scheme of the original series. Measuring 210mm x 473mm x 490mm (W x H x D), the ATX full-tower case is designed for XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mATX, and uITX motherboards. The case is designed with enough room for multiple 35 cm-long graphics cards, and water-cooling equipment, for which additional room can be made by removing portions of the drive cages.

The case includes room for four 5.25-inch drive bays, and six 3.5-inch (convertible to 2.5-inch) drive trays spread across two detachable cages. There are a total of nine expansion slots. The motherboard tray is surrounded by rubberized ducts that help with cable and coolant tubing management. Ventilation includes 200 mm front-intake, 200 mm side intake (below an acrylic window), 140 mm rear and top exhausts. Ample front-panel connectivity is included, with a number of USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, in addition to audio. Made primarily of SECC, the Phantom 820 uses high-grade gunmetal ABS exteriors. Backed by a 2-year warranty, the Phantom 820 is priced around US $250. Find reviews at the sources.

Sources: High Tech Legion, Hardware Canucks
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20 Comments on NZXT Announces the Crafted Series Phantom 820 ATX Full-Tower Case

#1
Maban
Cut out all the fancy aesthetic crap, make it an equally functional, yet boring looking box, sell it for less than $150. Then I would be interested.
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#2
SIGSEGV
xigmatex ellysium super tower with acrylic side panel window is less than 200US$.

review this new nzxt 820 full tower case please..
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#3
Animalpak
by: SIGSEGV
xigmatex ellysium super tower with acrylic side panel window is less than 200US$.

review this new nzxt 820 full tower case please..
I really like that xigmatex case looks industrial but is rock solid and clean looking.

The price of this case deserves more quality and attention to details, buttons and leds looks so cheap.

I would prefer Cosmos 2 instead of this NZXT for 250 dollars
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#4
Fourstaff
Part of the appeal of the original Phantom was its decent price. At $250, the aluminium Lian-Li's becomes a viable (and better imo) choice.
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#5
Chaitanya
nice features. although for 250$ its too much plastic for my taste.
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#6
micropage7
just looks like phantom V2 and i dont like full plastic front panel
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#8
lZKoce
Awsome case. Follows the footsteps of its predecessor. I tip a hat to all the teams involved in the design to assembly work. I wouldn't buy it, only because I am not going back to regular size motherboard- mATX and miniITX cover all my possible needs.
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#9
Capitan Harlock
i have see the video review on youtube and for me the price is too much higher when internal is like the nzxt 810 and put some lights controlls.
remain a good case but the hard disc brackets are very flimsy.
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#10
20mmrain
look they took the switch 810 and put new plastic on it...... this case is exactly the same.

See...

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#11
lZKoce
by: 20mmrain
look they took the switch 810 and put new plastic on it...... this case is exactly the same.
Now that you put it that way....I realized it really is the same chassis, but with a side fan and some other goodies and new plastic. Still a good case though. More like a Switch 810 ver. 1.5 :)
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#12
Ed_1
Just doing a visual comparison , I don't think those posted dimensions are right .
18.6 height ? , judging from space on bottom (case is elevated compared to many and clearance above the MB tray , that got to be 20-21 high . posted size is mid tower specs .
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#13
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
My only complaint about this case is the front door. Every case I have EVER owned with a front door has broken. I now tend to stay away from cases with front drive bay doors.
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#14
20mmrain
The Only difference I can see in the size specs is the Phantom seems larger because of the huge plastic feet on the bottom.... otherwise I think it's almost the exact same case as the Switch 810.

Noticed differences....
Plastic Shell
Larger Top Hard Drive Cage
Smaller Bottom hard Drive Cage
Plastic feet giving the appearance that the case is much taller then the Switch 810
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#15
nickbaldwin86
That is a lot of plastic and steel for $250.... PASS! > Next

I didn't like the other NZXT and don't care for this one either.
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#17
Delta6326
It's just a switch 810 with a phantom on the outside...
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#18
Vancha
I think I'd rather see NZXT's attempt at a new mATX/mini ITX case than yet another Phantom. It looks more boring than the original, if not worse and it's too expensive...I'd be surprised if this succeeds.
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#19
silapakorn
473mm high for a full tower case? Seems impossible.
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#20
t77snapshot
I was a bit disappointed myself that Nzxt hyped up this case just to find out it was a Switch 810 with fancy plastics and Led's.:ohwell: If the Ph820 was the same price tag of the Switch, then it would be an awesome tower for Nzxt fans. Enthusiast's are still gonna buy/ mod this beast I'm sure. I will never be interested in a 820 of my own, however I will still enjoy the epic builds to come...:rockout:

Here is a NZXT Phantom 820 Video Review by: HardwareCanucks
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