NZXT Phantom 240 Review

Cooling Options

NZXT Phantom 240 Review

Cooling Options

The Phantom 240 will take CPU heat-sinks up to 158mm in height, but as we all know that's not where the action's at these days.  What we all want to know is does it have native water support?  Well, although NZXT are a bit coy about confirming the support offered we can confirm that there's a 30mm gap between the case roof and the motherboard tray edge. 

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As we know there can be a bit of leeway in the "roof to motherboard gap".  To a greater extent this depends upon the layout of your motherboard and how tall the RAM is that you are using.  In the example below we can see that we are in fact able to get a 35mm thick XSPC RS240 radiator into the roof space without it fouling the motherboard components.  If we were you though, we'd stick to those 30mm and under just to be safe.

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Fortunately there are many 240mm AIO units on the market that will fit into this 30mm space, although sadly none made by NZXT themselves.  Rather coincidentally though both the Kraken X40 and the Kraken X60 come in at just 25mm thick so should fit up here no problem.  Ding dong, a case with native 280mm AIO cooling in the roof.

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With everything in place we think the Phantom 240 looks rather well proportioned.  The removable HDD bay ensuring that should you wish to, long GPUs can be accommodated.  It's regrettable that the front of the case isn't easily adapted to offer native water support as it would have been nice to have been able to fit an AIO in the roof and another in the front offering support for NZXTs new Kraken G10 GPU bracket.  Still, for £50 we can't have everything can we?

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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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