NZXT Whisper acoustically dampened E-ATX case

Vincent Nguyen - Aug 26, 2008

NZXT have taken the wraps off of their latest E-ATX PC case, which pretty much sets its stall out by its name: Whisper.  Claiming it “sets a new standard for silent computing performance”, NZXT have outfitted the Whisper with nine HDD bays and a variety of padding and rubberized mounts to reduce escaping noise.

10mm of noise-dampening foam padding has been fixed to the inside of the side and top panels, and there’s a padded PSU cage to minimize noise from that fan too.  The drive cages are fixed in with rubber grommets, and the whole case features screwless installation.

Four fans are included – two 120mm and two 80mm – as well as pre-drilled wire management channels.  The NZXT Whisper case will be available in September, priced at around $139.99.

Press Release:

NZXT Whisper Sets a New Standard for Silent Computing Performance

E-ATX Full Tower Gaming Chassis Features Advanced Noise Dampening Technology, 9 HDD Bays, Screwless Installation, and Aluminum Front Panel

El Monte, CA – August 26th, 2008 – NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the Whisper, a gaming chassis designed for the enthusiast who isn’t willing to sacrifice silence for performance. The Whisper features the following cutting-edge features…

  • Silent Performance – 10mm noise dampening foam pads both side panels and the top panel, rubber grommets reduce vibration noise on the Hard Drives, and a padded PSU holder dramatically reduce acoustic levels within the chassis
  • Maximum Expandability – Space for 9 hard drives and a total of six 5.25” bays with ample room for large expansion cards
  • Simple Installation – Pre-drilled wire management system makes it easy to route your cables and the screwless installation means you won’t be constantly reaching for your tools
  • Advanced Cooling – Whisper includes 4 fans( 1 x 120mm Blue LED Intake, 1 x 120mm Black Rear Exhaust, and 2 x 80mm Rear Exhaust). Bottom mounted PSU separates the heat given off by the PSU and motherboard

“Whisper is a really exciting option for the gamer who wants to maximize both computing performance and silent operation” said Johnny Hou, Chief Designer at NZXT. “NZXT’s advanced noise dampening technology combined with the many expansion options make Whisper a superior building block for any PC gaming rig.”

Retailing for $139.99, the new Whisper case will be available in September.

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