NZXT Whisper Classic Series Case ReviewMakaveli - November 24, 2008
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Wow! The NZXT Whisper is very sleek looking with a nice solid black look all the way around the case. There aren’t any decals or words on the case which is a huge plus for someone like me who isn’t a fan of decals or words that I didn’t personalize. The case is quite heavy weighing in at 27.1 pounds being constructed of predominately steel and some aluminum. The front of the case opens up to reveal the seven drive bays and the 120mm fan. The drive bay covers are solid plastic so there is no air exiting or entering the case through the front except the 120mm intake fan below the drive bays.
When you remove the front panel, you’ll be able to pull these plastic drive bay covers from the panel to allow you to install your optical drives. There is an intake 120mm NZXT fan that sits in a plastic casing that you can pull out and pop back in. On the top of the case, you’ll see a little latch and when you open it you’ll be presented with a panel that houses two USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, a microphone, and a headphone port. There are four rubber feet on the bottom of the case to keep it from sliding on any surface.
After removing each side panel, you’ll notice they both have sound-proof material covering almost the entire panel. Could this affect the temperature inside of the case? I’m very excited to see how quiet this case really is once everything is all fired up.
Overall, it looks like a really solid case – let’s open it up and see what’s going on inside.