NZXT S340 Elite Review

Up Close: Exterior

NZXT S340 Elite Review

Up Close:  Exterior

The S340 Elite measures 474x203x432mm (HxWxD) and is predominantly made from Steel, with the only real exceptions to this being the full size tempered glass side panel and a few of the internal fixings such as the cable management clips at the rear of the motherboard area.

NZXT S340 Elite Review  

Viewed from the other side, the full effect of the Matter Black finish is felt.  The perfectly smooth front and side panels cause the case to take on the appearance of a solid monolith of Steel.  We have to say it's rarely that we're attracted so much towards what is usually thought of as the boring side of a PC case.

NZXT S340 Elite Review 

Along with the usual power, HD Audio and USB sockets, the Elite also has a HDMI socket enabling it to offer what NZXT refer to as a streamlined VR experience.  The large rectangular aperture anterior to the I/O is actually the main air intake route for the front fans, and although it might seem a bit of a gaping hole to some, we actually think the aesthetic works really well.

NZXT S340 Elite Review  

The only part of the aesthetic that's not sitting well with us is the rather ugly and out of place top fan and vent.  If NZXT feel it necessary to include it as it is essential to interior case temps then perhaps it would have been nice if they could have included a mesh or solid cover option allowing the user to decide on the end look.

NZXT S340 Elite Review  

The rear of the Elite is the standard ATX affair, with 7 vented PCI slots and an additional vented panel to the right of them combined with a sliding cover plate.  Although the roof vent supports both 120 and 140mm fans, the rear mount only accepts 120mm units, with one already fitted by NZXT.

NZXT S340 Elite Review  

 The underside of the case has a large vented area with an easily removable mesh filter situated at the rear and is intended to service the PSU cooling.

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Most Recent Comments

19-10-2016, 10:56:08

Wraith
Nice write up Gary, interesting direction NZXT are going though I'm slowly loosing my fondness for tempered glass panels now.. it was great when it was just InWin doing it, it was there "thing" but seeing 4 thumb screws on the side panel of every new case is getting rather boring.Quote

19-10-2016, 12:19:36

Midz
Hmmmm.. Had my eye on this case for a few weeks now, i like the styling, i like the cable management shroud and the front SSD mount really is a nice touch.. im finding myself torn between this and the Corsair Crystal 460X. But im edging towards the S340 more and more as time goes by, my only off put is the one fan mount on the top which hasn't a filter

If the price drops to around £65 i buy one Quote

23-10-2016, 14:34:43

TekoMine
The NZXT S340 Elite officially supports up to standard ATX boards 12 x 9.6 Inches, I wanted to know if it would be possible to unofficially fit the Asus X99 E-WS 10G, CEB motherboard which from what I've read have the same mounting holes as an ATX board but measures at 12 x 10.5 Inches.

Could anyone with experience with the case look into, and tell me if i could fit the CEB board and would problems I may face, Thanks. (:Quote

23-10-2016, 23:24:40

NeverBackDown
I don't see how this is worth $20 more than the regular version. I've also noticed that over time, the original S340 has actually gotten more expensive, to the point it's more expensive than a FD Define S, which imo is a better case. Which doesn't bode well for this one, being that much more expensive. Interior is neat and all, but not enough to warrant the price over other great cases.Quote

24-10-2016, 10:42:27

RickPlaysWarr
Like the case, but not the price. Also I am not really liking the two newer trends that seem to be HOT this year. Tempered glass, and RGB everything.

--Rick--Quote
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