NZXT Zero 2 ReviewRHKCommander959 - December 29, 2008
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Overall, this case looks great from the outside, and does well inside. The ability to house seven 120mm fans is a huge bonus, but fans of the original Zero will be let down by the fact that it only comes with three. The front looks trendy, the blue lines against the black and smokey gloss make it look space-themed. Also, the USB, eSATA, and front audio are easily accessed thanks to them being located on the top. The case is plenty roomy, and easy to work in, especially thanks to the tool free drive bay devices. There are plenty of spots to run cable and also a few to hide them, which is nice for airflow and for cases with windows.
The many various extra holes dotted along in the motherboard tray, combined with the fact that the tray says it can handle EATX motherboards (while being partly covered by drive bays) leaves some confusion. All of the good looks are focused on the front and some on the side; the other side is plain, but this is not terrible, it just means that the case should be angled properly. Inside, the random little holes drilled into the drive bays look bad along with the over-spray. On a side note, this case wouldn’t be very easy to water-cool internally without sacrificing looks. I liked working with this case, it was fairly easy to use. Fans of the original Zero may not like this edition as much since some of the features have been removed, but some new ones were put in place. One is the switch from aluminum to steel for the chassis. This case is great for anyone looking for a large case with good airflow with even more possible with the addition of more fans.
- Easy drive installation
- Room for many fans
- Looks great from the front/side
- Front panel located on top
- Room for cable management
- Only three out of a possible seven fans included
- Interior quality (random holes & overspray)