NZXT Phantom 240 Review

Up Close: Overview and Roof

NZXT Phantom 240 Review

Up Close:  Overview and Roof

It's fair to say we're more than a little taken by the sleek sculpted lines of the Phantom 240.  Finished in high gloss White, the top and front fascias form an uninterrupted curve forwards and downwards from the roof.  The gloss White is subtly counterpointed by matte Black accents from the roof and front vents, connected as they are aesthetically by thin Black pinstripes along the shoulders.

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With the right side of the case left as blank as a blizzard, the left side sports a large trapezoid window running from the roof to very near the base of the case.  We moaned long and hard about the lack of good sized windows on NZXT cases, so it's nice to see this rectified and long may it continue.  If we were to be picky however (and when aren't we) we would perhaps have like to see the window miss showing the back edge of the drive racks and maybe being a little more rounded at the edges, but still a nice window none the less.

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Roof ventilation comes in the form of a large fine mesh black grill.  The mesh is not filtered, but this is not an issue as roof vents should ideally be used as extracts.

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Almost hidden in the black edge pinstripes we find the front I/O.  NZXT have kept it simple with just a pair of USB3.0, power and reset button and a set of audio connections.  Just anterior to these we find an LED strip that lights up to show power and HDD status.  Conspicuous by its absence is the sliding fan speed controller usually seen on Phantom cases.

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Most Recent Comments

04-06-2014, 08:23:14

iBeInspire
If this was in black, consider me sold.Quote

04-06-2014, 09:46:47

SieB
It's weird seeing a case that has curves instead of angles.
It looks strange, but in a good way. Not a case I would buy, but a good case non the less.Quote

04-06-2014, 10:11:11

Feronix
Awesome little budget case.

As SieB said, not something that I would use for a personal build, but definitely one to go on the list of cases to recommend to other people who are looking to do budget builds.

Awesome to see that we're getting a lot more case for the money compared to 3 years ago too!Quote

04-06-2014, 10:16:04

Wraith
Wow! I've been waiting for this review.. I can't stop drooling.Quote
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