NZXT PHANTOM 530 Review

NZXT PHANTOM 530 Review

 

Up Close:  Floor, Rear and Roof

The images below afford a better view of the anterior floor area and in particular the space allocated for floor mouted fans or a 240mm Rad.  Although a 25mm thick fan will fit under the floor bracket, if you want to get a rad and fans in there, and as such keep the majority of your storage then the floor bracket will need to come out.  Have no fear if you have no Dremmel, NZXT have been thoughtful in securing this bracket with screws and not rivets.

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A football pitch of space has been given over to the PSU mounting area, with full length ventilation and even an addition set of rubber pad topped supports for the very longest of PSUs.  Sadly there’s no padding around the PSU aperture though, and as we mentioned earlier, the PSU cable out hole is “moin le grommet”

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Above the PSU area there are no less than 8 PCI slots.  The slotted brackets, finished in a matte black counterpoint the white of the interior nicely

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A 140mm white bladed NZXT fan is fitted on extract duty up in the back corner, although slotted mounting holes are provided allowing variable fitting of both 120mm and 140mm fans.  The picture below right showing the business end of the small LED that is switched via the front I/O allowing illumination of the rear I/O

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The spacious roof of the 530 is able to accept rads of up to 43mm thick (with the rad mounted in the roof space below the plastic top plate and the fans internally).  The screw holes here are also slotted allowing for variances in inter hole pitch sometimes seen in rads.  In broad terms what this means is that you have access to a wide range of 360 and 280 rads and although this sot of space does lend itself more towards the custom build it does also mean that you can fit pretty much any AIO you care to mention up here. 

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