NZXT Whisper Classic Series Case ReviewMakaveli - November 24, 2008
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The inside is roomy enough to accommodate nearly any setup. With hard drive prices decreasing so quickly and the need to store more and more digital data you may end up buying a few more drives than you originally thought. With the Whisper you can fit nine, which should be plenty for almost anyone and definitely more than your average case. There's also a couple small fans in the back to move hot air coming from the drives out.
The power supply fits right at the bottom and cables have to be routed through the same opening between two hard drive cages. It's relatively tight, but it works. The trays are pretty simple, you just have to drop a drive in and screw it into place and the rubber grommets should absorb most of the noise and vibrations coming from them.
NZXT's Whisper has space for up to six 5.25 inch drives, which is more than enough and pretty much standard across full tower cases. Installation is made easy thanks to the screwless design, simply push a drive in and lock it into place. As you can see, the sound insulation material is thick, 10 millimeter thick to be exact, and it's everywhere. The foam can be found on both side panels and even on top. Looks like there is a reason they called it the Whisper.
Let's take a quick look over the manufacturer's specifications before moving on to the testing phase.