NZXT Phantom 630 Review
Up Close: Front, Rear and Base
As with other models in the Phantom range the external 5.25" bay area is shielded from view by a flush fitting door. In the case of the 630 the 4 bays hide behind a door hinged on the right hand side, and unlike the 40 the door is not click and release but rather secured by a pair of magnets. a wise choice given the propensity for greasy fingerprints to be deposited on the sleek matte black finish as a result of pressing to open the door.
The mesh panels blanking the 5.25" bays are easily removed by means of a sliding lock on the left hand side, giving access to the bays behind.
Sliding down the sleek front we find ourselves at the intake area for the front cooling array. A single white bladed NZXT fan lurks behind a meshed and filtered triangular panel. At the very base of the case, and almost concealed from view we find the pull out tab for the front section of the base air filter panel.
The chassis of the 630 rests on 4 long narrow feet, blending nicely into the lines of the case, with each of the feet being outfitted with a rubber isolation pad.
Pretty much the entire underside of the 630 is covered by mesh air filters. Providing clean air to both the PSU area and, more interiorly any fans or Radiators you mount in the base. Both filters are easily removed with the need for any disassembly.
Finally on our trip around the exterior we come to the rear. Uppermost we find a bulged Hex mesh panel covering the yet another white bladed fan, this time a 140mm model. although the slotted location holes it is entirely feasible to fit a 120mm fan should you so desire. To the left of this fan as we would expect we find the rear I/O cut out, beneath which lie no less than 9 vented PCI slots, a hint that this case is able to accept the XL ATX format of motherboards. The very base of the case is home to the PSU cut out. You might of course be thinking that it's strange NZXT have not included any tubing cut outs. If you are go back and have a read of the Technical specification. With the ability to house a prodigious number of radiators internally, do we really think we need cut outs to mount further rads externally?