NZXT Zero 2 ReviewRHKCommander959 - December 29, 2008
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The Zero 2 is a full tower case with five external 5.25” drive bays, supporting ATX, Micro-ATX and Baby AT. The case is made of steel, with plastic on the front panel. There is room for seven 120mm fans to be installed in this case, but it comes with only three, whereas the original Zero came fully installed with seven. When powered on, the case has a blue glow by the power switch and front fan area, as well as up at the power LED.
When powered on, the case has a blue glow by the power switch and front fan area, as well as up at the power LED. The back has room for two 120mm fans, which allows air to pass very close to the motherboard.
The front panel swings open to reveal the five 5.25” and two 3.5” drive bays, and is held shut by a couple of strong magnets.
The quad fan design is a nice feature, but in my opinion should be treated differently if it is going to be left empty. Unless consumers are going to purchase four fans, it looks rather funny. The case will be tested as-is, without installing four extra fans to see how capable it is of running without. The other side is plain, showing a glimpse of the thick hinges – they feel sturdy enough.
The top and bottom both feature room for 80mm fans, while the bottom is not listed as being used with a fan. The bottom hole also has a filter. The bottom of the case also has the handle for removing the front panel, and the feet are typical. The screws for the side panel are metal covered in plastic, and work nicely while also being soft.