NZXT Phantom Case ReviewBluePanda - December 29, 2011
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Out of the box and there it stands Pepto-Bismol pink in color. Looking front to back it is slathered in pink – even on the inside. The black mesh on the front helps break it up a little and it is indeed a good looking case. The front has a swinging magnetic door to hide your hideous optical drive (that’s actually a reason I don’t run one anymore – this door would let me!) The back has the typical I/O panel, PSU and PCIe slots. There are even four grommet holes for possible water tubing or whatever you need to run out the back from the inside. From the back of the case you can also see the somewhat “pointed” shape of the case. It is tallest here at the back and slopes down to the front. There is definitely no spot to hold your crantini. Nonetheless it’s looking good.
Taking a look at the side of the case, the top profile is further accentuated. You can almost get a peek at the fan controller as well – but we’ll leave that for a later time. The side panels have trapezoidal cutouts for extra airflow and are filled with black mesh. The back side behind the motherboard tray has only the cutout at the bottom to avoid all your cable blunders from being seen. The front side panel has room for several fans with holes for either a 200mm or 220mm fan and actually comes with two 120mm fans in the lower mesh opening which can be plugged into the fan controller.
From the outside the case looks pretty nice. It really looks just the same as the other NZXT Phantom previously reviewed…just in another color. Let’s open it up and take a look at what it has to offer on the inside.