NZXT S340 Elite Review
Published: 19th October 2016 | Source: | Price: 94.99 |
Building into the Elite is as easy as with most other Mid towers, with the added exception that you don't have to carefully work the cables through rubber grommeted holes while trying not to dislodge the rubber. No sir, the S340 Elite has a nice cover plate which makes the job so much easier and we have to say, we think, smarter looking.
If you look straight on at the cable blind you might think it would be hard to feed the cables though, however if you angle your head 45 degrees or so you can see that in fact there's plenty of wiggle room.
Round the back, things remain neat and ordered with the Elite having a good slack handful of fixed position cable clips. The clips are able to take many thick cables and are well positioned in the places you will naturally want to run cables when you build. Added to this NZXT have also provided a good smattering of good old fashioned cable tie points so you can really get the reverse neat and tidy.
With all the main cables attached we think you'll agree that it's actually quite hard to see them. We've also lobbed in our trusty Havik 120 for you to get an idea of scale. Don't worry if your cooler is a little taller than this though as the S340 Elite will take coolers up to 161mm in height.
With regards to water cooling, things are perhaps a bit more limited than we had hoped for. In simple terms, there's no realistic way you're going to be putting a rad in the roof, as there's there's neither the room not the facility up there. Yes there's a mount for a 120mm or 140mm fan, but that's about it we're afraid. The front of the case though does afford rad mounting opportunities with anything up to a 240 or 280mm rad being an option
The only real limiting factor on rad thicknes at the front of the case is the presence of the cable blind which intrudes onto the path of the rad. In total there's 70mm of room to be had, so with a pair of 25mm fans that leaves you with rads up to 45mm thick, which although not exactly massive, should be enough for most peoples needs.