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Old June 10, 2008, 11:01 PM
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"El Monte, CA – June 10th, 2008 – NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the Khaos, a high-performance premium gaming chassis in the NZXT Classic Series. Khaos features breakthrough design in every category effectively satisfying the needs of the most power hungry PC Enthusiasts and Gamers."

  • Unparalleled Design – Following the success of the Lexa Chassis, NZXT took on the major feat of designing an ultra-premium chassis achieving “perfect symmetry” with matching curves and mirrored design.
  • Three channel cooling – Features two 120 mm fans for intake over 8 HDDs along with the first-ever three 120mm fan bracket is placed exactly before the video card and motherboards to ensure steady airflow.
  • Dual Power Supply Support – Designed for the power hungry PC enthusiast with future component upgrades in mind, the Khaos offers support for two power supplies. The user can split power usage between major components like the video cards and CPU with other components such as the hard drive, motherboard and floppy. NZXT even includes a specialized cable that will help start up the second PSU.
  • Thick Aluminum Build – Following the success of the NZXT Adamas, Khaos is built with high quality craftsmanship infused throughout the chassis and comprised completely of durable 2mm and 3mm thick aluminum.
  • Maximized Expandability – Khaos features 11 5.25” bays providing a large array of space for drives such as CD ROMS, Temperature Displays, and multi-format readers.
  • Convenience – Khaos comes standard with mounted rubber finished wheels for moving the chassis around the home. A handle is mounted at the back for comfort during movement. Khaos also features a flippable motherboard tray for easy access to components.
“With Khaos, we have achieved an optimal balance of elegant, symmetric design and an unparalleled set of features, effectively creating the ultimate powerhouse gaming chassis housed in a work of art” said Johnny Hou, Chief Designer at NZXT. “With features like three channel cooling, dual power supply support, and a thick aluminum build, PC Enthusiasts and Gamers have a lot to be excited about.”


The Khaos will be available in mid-June, and will retail for $399.


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Stupid design: Power supplies can only be mounted one way, and if you put in two they won't get any air since on chokes off the other and the second doesn't have a meshed side panel to breathe. Also, the 3x 120mm fans are a good idea for airflow to the main part of the system.... but then why did the put a mesh strip Right where airflow is the most important? The air can escape directly through that mesh without cooling down anything. Thumbs Down NZXT.
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Stupid design: Power supplies can only be mounted one way, and if you put in two they won't get any air since on chokes off the other and the second doesn't have a meshed side panel to breathe. Also, the 3x 120mm fans are a good idea for airflow to the main part of the system.... but then why did the put a mesh strip Right where airflow is the most important? The air can escape directly through that mesh without cooling down anything. Thumbs Down NZXT.
Look at antec1000w style of PSU and revise your post
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Link? Which PSU are you reffering to? AFAIK most power supply draw in air from the "Bottom" nowadays. And with this case design and two power supplies, for sure one if not both of those intakes will be blocked partially be either the other power supply or the solid, no-mesh, part of the side panel.
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There are still a number of PSU's that use the regular rear mounted 80mm design, such as the PC Power & Cooling Silencer series PSUs (which is currently in the Maximum PC dream machine).
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I look at this thing and I start humming The Imperial March.
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There are still a number of PSU's that use the regular rear mounted 80mm design, such as the PC Power & Cooling Silencer series PSUs (which is currently in the Maximum PC dream machine).
But the intakes are still from the "bottom" of the PSU. Therefore = Airflow choked due to lack of airflow when using 2 PSU's.
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you can turn the PSU upside down and the intake will be at the top
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you can turn the PSU upside down and the intake will be at the top
Look at the pictures.... they mount on their SIDES. So the "bottom" intake is facing the left or the right....
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Look at the pictures.... they mount on their SIDES. So the "bottom" intake is facing the left or the right....
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1078

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