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NZXT Phantom Case Review

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proxess 4th August 2010, 10:04 Quote
Other than the retro speaker grills, I find this case quite good looking.
Blarte 4th August 2010, 10:22 Quote
this is where the cases live get you one.. paint it all pretty colours to boot ....
I think I like this design.
memeroot 4th August 2010, 10:25 Quote
a decent case from NZXT ... tomorrow flying pigs?

regarding the scores - I cant wait to see whats next up as that was one of the most positive case reviews yet
faugusztin 4th August 2010, 10:29 Quote
I hate gamer cases overall, but i sort of like this white version. The only thing i dislike is that thing on bottom of front panel, it would be even better without that thing :D.
r3loaded 4th August 2010, 10:34 Quote
I like how they've given it an angular design without hitting it with the ugly stick as Antec have been doing for the past couple of years..
stonedsurd 4th August 2010, 10:36 Quote
Love it. Mega props to Craig and NZXT for nailing it with the Phantom :D

Hmm, might do my budget "I miss modding" build in this...
The boy 4rm oz 4th August 2010, 10:37 Quote
I have always loved NZXT design, I am a fan of most of their cases, this one is no exception. It does remind me a lot of their older cases (mostly the Nemesis Elite). Looks like this case has a lot of potential.
Combatus 4th August 2010, 10:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by stonedsurd
Love it. Mega props to Craig and NZXT for nailing it with the Phantom :D

Yep, I think a lot of other manufacturers out there could benefit from talking to modders and enthusiasts in general. Kudos to NZXT for making the effort.
Senilex 4th August 2010, 10:56 Quote
Inconsistent reviewing from BitTech. Amateurs.
Ross1 4th August 2010, 11:01 Quote
So we have had 3 recent big tower cases reviewed, and your conclusion is still 'to wait for the next one?'

Seriously, what is this case you have lined up? fractal R3? a long awaited update for the TJ07 from silverstone? what?
Jipa 4th August 2010, 11:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Senilex
Inconsistent reviewing from BitTech. Amateurs.

FAIL. Constructive criticism is usually warmly welcomed by the reviewers, but this is just BS. Three comments and all you've done is bash the reviews without any further explanations? Seriously please just hit yourself in the face.


And back to the topic: it's a nice looking case, and the idea behind it (manufacturer + modder) is something I've really been looking forward to! So many annoying glitches could be avoided if manufacturers actually listened to the community.
Sifter3000 4th August 2010, 11:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Senilex
Inconsistent reviewing from BitTech. Amateurs.

We're happy to listen to feedback, but seriously, you need to be more constructive.
Lizard 4th August 2010, 11:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Senilex
Inconsistent reviewing from BitTech. Amateurs.

Umm, on what planet do you live?

All cases are tested in exactly the same way, with the same temperature sensors, same software, same components, same room and are all compared each other.
Tanacel 4th August 2010, 11:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Senilex
Inconsistent reviewing from BitTech. Amateurs.

Inconsistent forum post by Senilex. Muppet

The question is, is it finally time to replace my grand old Antec p180? This review would suggest a yes. Haven't been able to find a photo of the black one though - do you chaps have any preview images?
Combatus 4th August 2010, 11:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tanacel
Inconsistent forum post by Senilex. Muppet

The question is, is it finally time to replace my grand old Antec p180? This review would suggest a yes. Haven't been able to find a photo of the black one though - do you chaps have any preview images?

CLICKY Gallery has images of the red and black versions;)
Bumfluff101 4th August 2010, 11:40 Quote
Really like the look of this, best one yet (compared to the HAF / Antec) - looking forward to seeing whats next
Hustler 4th August 2010, 11:40 Quote
Like the amount of space and cable management.....should be future proof for years, as regards gfx card lengths....

But the colour.....hmm, it looks like it's come straight off the set of the new Star Trek Enterprise bridge..
mkb 4th August 2010, 11:44 Quote
Looks very impressive and great cooling too. With some extra fans in there it could be a beast. Making my R2 look a little less impressive.
Kenny_McCormick 4th August 2010, 11:55 Quote
I like it!

But I miss a photo of the MB side to appreciate the free space for cable routing.
Redsnake77 4th August 2010, 11:55 Quote
Been waiting for BT to review this since the first reviews showed up just over a week ago. First mention of a modder being involved in the design (Kudos). Definately considering this to replace my NZXT Zero. Would love to build a couple of new pcs actually, bloodrage mb, with patriot viper 2 or Giel ram, and an xmas edition fenrir in the red case mmmmmmmm.
roblikesbeer 4th August 2010, 12:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler

But the colour.....hmm, it looks like it's come straight off the set of the new Star Trek Enterprise bridge..

Pfft, yes - but it would look more like this though:

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=403&pictureid=12582
Sifter3000 4th August 2010, 12:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler

But the colour.....hmm, it looks like it's come straight off the set of the new Star Trek Enterprise bridge..

Pfft, yes - but it would look more like this though:

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=403&pictureid=12582

+ rep for that :p
[PUNK] crompers 4th August 2010, 12:26 Quote
haha correct sir!

The design is one of those thats interesting to look at, nice idea etc etc, but i wouldnt want to own one at all. Its going to dominate any room you put it in, and that grille at the front does ruin it slightly.

having said that i can definately see the attraction, and i'd rather have one of these than a dark fleet any day of the week.
Tanacel 4th August 2010, 13:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanacel
Inconsistent forum post by Senilex. Muppet

The question is, is it finally time to replace my grand old Antec p180? This review would suggest a yes. Haven't been able to find a photo of the black one though - do you chaps have any preview images?

CLICKY Gallery has images of the red and black versions;)

Cheers Combatus!

I hoped it would be black with the grills in red... sob....

Stormtrooper white is definately better than Vampire red
TAG 4th August 2010, 14:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kenny_McCormick
I like it!

But I miss a photo of the MB side to appreciate the free space for cable routing.

Bill Owen reviewed it and measured that gap at a whooping 1 inch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZxhvfSVLpM&feature=player_embedded
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