NZXT S340 Elite Review

Up Close: Interior

NZXT S340 Elite Review

Up Close:  Interior

Like the exterior, the interior of the S340 Elite is also Matte Black.  That aside the first thing we notice is that NZXT have opted for the cover panel approach to hiding their cable management holes.  This is something we're starting to see more and more often, but if we remember correctly it was NZXT that started it two years ago with the original S340.  We assume along with offering a different aesthetic to the case interior it may well help the company reduce production costs.

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Angling the camera enables us to get a better view of the cable management cover and also of the front intake.  Although no fans are fitted, the Elite will take 2x120mm or 2x140mm fans.  As you might have guessed, there's also room here for rads with either a 240mm or 280mm being on the cards.

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NZXT have placed a quick release 2.5" drive mount on the side of the false floor, in what is quite a nice "show off" position.

NZXT S340 Elite Review  

In addition to the side show off mount there are two further mounts on top of the false floor/PSU cover.

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The rear of the case has 120mm fan with additional venting by virtue of the perforated PCI slot covers.  It's worth noting that unlike the original S340, the Elite has screw in PCI covers, not the cheaper press out tab variety.

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Turning our gaze upwards we can see that NZXT have also fitted a 120mm fan in the roof of the case.  As you can see it's also possible to fit a 140mm unit in this position should you feel the need.

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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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