Dubbed the Phantom 630, NZXT’s latest case is looking to build upon the successes of previous Phantoms with a new modular design.
NZXT is known for innovations in case design, and it’s no stranger to redesigning its own incredible products. That tradition has not changed, as demonstrated by NZXT launching the new Phantom 630, a modular full-size tower geared toward the enthusiast crowd.
The original Phantom stood out back in 2010 with its daring design, and soon afterwards, NZXT released a mid-size tower version. Now, after yet another redesign of the Phantom just last year dubbed the Phantom 820 which included integrated HUE lighting and seemingly limitless cooling potential, NZXT has taken it towards modularity. Like a lot of recent cases, the defining feature here is the removable drive bays which can be reorganized or rearranged to suit space needs or placement preferences. It even includes two SSD mounts behind the motherboard tray, allowing for system storage even if all of the drive bays are removed.
Even with all of the bays in place, the Phantom can accomodate high performance cooling needs, with 3x 120 and 2x 120 radiator support simultaneously. By utilizing the modular HDD cages, a virtually endless number of possible water cooling configurations is available, no matter what the enthusiast needs.
As far as clearance and cooling goes, there’s 325mm VGA card clearance (507mm without HDD cage), and 170mm clearance for the CPU cooler (200mm without side panel fan). Room for up to ten fans has been included as well while the case already comes with a 200mm side fan, a 140mm rear fan, and a 200mm fan on both the top and front. The rear, bottom, and HDD bays can all accomodate 140mm or 120mm fans. Meanwhile, the front panel will fit either one 200mm, two 140mm or two 120mm fans.
If that isn’t enough cooling options for you, the Phantom 630 also includes an integrated high-power 30 watt single-channel fan controller and a rear-mounted fan hub for simple fan control installation. A split level ATX form factor motherboard tray ensures that no matter what setup you go for, there’s ample cable management space.
Some of the other features included are removable dust filters for easy care and maintenance, external peripheral support – multiple USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, and an integrated SD card reader. Just in case anyone has difficulty plugging things into their PC in the dark, NZXT has also included rear I/O port and internal component illumination on the Phantom 630, enabled by simply flicking a switch.
The Phantom 630 should all-around fantastic full-size case that would please any enthusiast, is covered by a 2-year warranty will be available in matte black, white, and gunmetal colours, and retails for $179.99.
More details available at NZXT’s Phantom 630 product page.