NZXT's Phantom Chassis Makes Way For 7 Fans

Wednesday NZXT revealed Phantom, a hot new chassis built for high performance cooling and easy installation. Deemed as NZXT's "most elegant and intelligent" chassis to date, the Phantom simply looks awesome, whether it's painted in robotic white, Sith-like black, or demon red.

Outside the obvious aesthetics, the Phantom's biggest selling point is likely in its cooling system. The chassis provides 7 fan cooling options: a slot for a 140-mm fan in the front, an included 120-mm fan mounted in the back, two 120-mm fans (also included) and a slot for an optional 200/230-mm mounted in the side, one LED 200-mm (included) and a slot for another optional 200-mm fan mounted on top.

If that's not enough to keep your hardware chilled, NZXT also inserted dual radiator support, quad water cooling cutouts, and an integrated fan controller with up to five 20W channels.

For the PC gamer looking to pack in loads of hardware, the new Phantom offers a vast amount of space, allowing for 7 HDDs with SSD support and up to five 5.25-inch bays. There's also support for larger heat sinks, graphics cards, and E-ATX motherboards. 5.25-inch "screwless" rails makes it easy to install and swap HDDs.

As for other features, the Phantom has 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.

Phantom will be available in early September and will retail for $139.99.

  • UmeNNis
    Wow, nice ad Tom's. How much they pay you?
    UmeNNisWow, nice ad Tom's. How much they pay you?WOW nice job being rude! This is Tomshardware and that is new hardware :)
  • ubernoobie
  • maloney
    UmeNNisWow, nice ad Tom's. How much they pay you?
    Welcome to an electronics enthusiast website. Notice all the other vendor 'plugs', like say, reviews on processors, or new SSDs?
  • mrecio
    Gotta pay the bills right? if you cant block the adds yourself then i have no sympathy.
    Not a horrible price, although I would like to see this case in action with temps and airflow tested. When was the last Chassis round-up? I believe the last one had three and they were sub $100. I would like to see a large round up with multiple price points. I am looking for a new case to tweak around with and build a new rig for the wife.
  • RazberyBandit
    Meh... My 2-year old CoolerMaster CM-690 also holds 7 fans (120-140mm).

    The recently revised CM-690 II holds 10 fans, accommodates 2 radiators, has removable/washable filters, and more, yet it's still cheaper ($80-$100) than this NZXT case. The $100 model adds even more features, such as an SLI/CrossFire video card support bracket (which can hold two 80mm fans) and an external "drop-in" SATA hard drive slot.

    When did something as simple as the fan count in a PC chassis become, well, newsworthy?
  • drwho1
    I just don't pay more than 70 dollars for a case, although my most recent I did paid 100 but with a 25 dollar rebate so I really paid 75.

    wait, I also got 40 back from my old case (build a PC for a friend with it) and my real cost went down to 35 dollars ... he he
  • NeeKo
    Looks REALLY nice, and probably really loud with all those fans around.
  • viometrix
    this is a nice case i must say, but i still have not seen a case yet that dollar for dollar out performs the antec nine hundred two. some may offer better cooling, but the price spread with that doesnt make it a good deal against the antec case. but dollars aside i like this case and i may pick one up.