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NZXT Announces Phantom 630 Windowed Edition Case

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Side panel features extra large window.

NZXT has launched the follow on to its Phantom 630 case, which was released earlier this year. The Phantom 630 Windowed Edition, this new version of the Phantom 630 boasts a full-sized window on its side panel that is more than twice the size of the window on the original version. Available in Matte Black, Gunmetal and White, the Phantom 630 Windows Edition is priced at $179.99, the same price as the original Phantom 630 when it launched.

Other than the larger window panel, the Phantom 630 Windowed Edition is the same as the case NZXT released earlier this year. Nearly identical to NZXT's Phantom 820, the Phantom 630 features smooth edges and Phantom's distinct front panel design. Up top there's 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 and audio jacks, while the interior boasts fully modular drive bays and support for graphics cards up to 19 inches in length. There's also a split-level mobo tray (for better cable management), support for top and bottom mounted radiators, XL-ATX motherboards, and a 30-watt three-speed controller with four fans.

a split-level motherboard tray improves cable management and also supports XL-ATX motherboards. The case also supports top and bottom mounted radiators concurrently. If water-cooling isn't your cup of tea, the case is equipped with a 30-watt 3-speed controller along with four fans; as well as support for multiple optional fans.

If you bought the Phantom 630 earlier this year and are kicking yourself reading about this new Windowed Edition, you'll be pleased to hear NZXT is selling a standalone window upgrade panel that is compatible with the Phantom 630 as well as the H630 chassis.

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    ubercake , August 22, 2013 7:28 AM
    The Phantom 630 is an awesome case. I transferred the guts of my gaming machine into it. Removable 3.5" drive bays with 3-bay, 2-bay, 1-bay drive trays with any combo of configurations (up to 6 3.5s in these bays!). I was able to remove the 3-bay and 1-bay and just hook the 2-bay under the 5.25" bays for maximum uninhibited airflow from the front panel 200mm intake fan. Also, two SSD mounts on the other side of the motherboard tray hold my Intels. SSDs don't need to take up a 3.5" drive bay. They've included dust screens for the fans. There's a 120/140 fan mount on the 3-bay.

    Also, put my H80 push-pull in the front-top fan mount without having to remove the top 200mm fan.

    You can't help but manage your cables with this case.

    Only the PCIe brackets and mounting the SSDs to their mounting trays require a screwdriver. The rest is tool free.

    This is the easiest case I've ever put parts into. Well thought out. Dust screens for the fans. Well-built. As you can tell, I could go on and on about it. It's made me an NZXT fan.

    The only thing I'd miss with the windowed edition is the extra mount for the 200mm fan on the side over the graphics cards, but the fuller window looks pretty cool.
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    deftonian , August 22, 2013 7:34 AM
    NZXT makes some pretty damn good cases.. and at reasonable price points. I've had the original Phantom (white) for 3 years and it's been through two builds. I still can't find a case that I'd rather have so I just keep using it. However, this one with a nice window is starting to lure me in. Beautiful case.