Remember how NZXT said they weren't going out of business? Looks like they were telling the truth, because the company has just announced a brand new full tower chassis for all you power PC gamers out there. It's definitely one of the more interesting looking chassis we've seen in awhile, and it comes in a few color choices, too. NZXT's saying that this is their most elegant and intelligent chassis designed ever constructed, and considering their plethora of previous models released over the years, that's a pretty bold statement.
It rocks some pretty nice contours, that's for sure. Defining lines go out of their way to, well, define it. But, let's get right into the details, shall we? First and foremost, NZXT went out of their way to make sure that this system stays cool. It features 7 fan cooling options with dual 200mm, single 230/200mm, triple 120mm, and front 140mm fans. There's even the option for dual radiator support, quad watercooling cutouts, and an integrated fan controller with up to five 20W channels.
Other features include a distinctive LED on/off button, rubber PSU and case feet to reduce vibration, easily removable front and top panels for easy access, and top-mounted USB, Audio/Mic, and E-SATA ports. But, NZXT has a confession to make: they didn't do all of this on their own. They reached out to the community, and they found themselves renowned modder, Craig Bugger. He designed the L.O.S.I.A.S., Rogue, and OSIDAS Projects. Which means that you're looking at getting some of the best designed equipment, right here.
Unfortunately, it's not available right now. NZXT plans to have the Phantom ready to go by September, and it will come in black, red, and white. As for the price, the company wants to have it at an MSRP of $139.99. Check out the full press release below.
Flagship enclosure offers exhilarating design with unrivaled combination of high performance cooling advantages, extensive expandability, and innovative screwless installation
El Monte, CA – July 28, 2010 – NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce Phantom, the company’s most elegant and intelligent chassis design to date. Phantom exudes sophistication with pristine contours and a robust menu of high performance features that will satisfy the demands of even the most discerning PC enthusiast.
High Performance Cooling Advantages – Phantom’s extensive cooling capabilities include 7 fan cooling options with dual 200mm, single 230/200mm, triple 120mm, and front 140mm fans. For enhanced control and expandability, NZXT includes dual radiator support, quad watercooling cutouts, and an integrated fan controller with up to five 20W channels.
Extensive Compatibility and Expandability – Features support for larger heat sinks, graphics cards, and E-ATX motherboards enabling enthusiasts to include any of today’s hottest components. Vast space within the enclosure allows for 7 hard drives with SDD support and up to five 5.25” bays.
Simple Installation – Phantom celebrates an array of innovative features designed to enhance every stage of the build. Meticulous wire management is easily attainable with large spacing behind the motherboard. The innovative all-new 5.25” screwless rails make installing and swapping HDDs an effortless process.
Additional Advanced Features – Further distinct features include an LED on/off button to control case lighting, rubber PSU and case feet to reduce vibration, easily removable front and top panels, and top mounted USB, Audio/Mic, and E-SATA ports.
“This is the most intelligent and elegantly designed chassis we’ve ever conceived” said Johnny Hou, Founder and Chief Designer at NZXT. “The profoundly unique contours combined with a highly functional, robust feature set solidifies Phantom as one of the most innovative case designs on the market.”
NZXT reached out to the enthusiast community and enlisted the design input from the renowned modder of the L.O.S.I.A.S., Rogue, and OSIDIAS Projects, Craig Brugger, to aid in the creation of Phantom. “NZXT has shown that there are still companies willing to listen to the community, and that collaboration can lead to innovation and a product with few compromises,” remarked Brugger.
Phantom will be available in early September in White, Red, and Black for the MSRP of $139.99. For more information, visit http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/phantom.
NZXT is a global brand established in 2004 as a PC hardware company built on the dreams of gamers. Their unique lineup of award-winning gaming hardware is completely inspired by gaming culture with product designs driven by the worldwide community of PC Enthusiasts and gamers. Combining unique design and unparalleled performance, gamers can find quality hardware representing their own style and personality in NZXT. www.nzxt.com