NZXT Phantom Black Orange Special Edition reviews

42 customer reviews

This computer case is a good all rounder.

£80 – £116 at 3 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 42 reviews.
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Frankie, Leicester Eat, Sleep, Compute, Repeat

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I needed a case that had 3 main features:

- Large radiator support (this one can support up to 240mm)
- Cable management with rubber grommets. (This one has a 25mm clearance meaning it can tidy away even the largest non-modular power supplies)
- 4 front USBs with at least two 3.0

This case ticked all the boxes and even came with some useful extras. These are:

- Enough clearance to accommodate any size graphics card available today. (305mm)
- Support for up to 8 fans (comes with 3)
- A built in fan controller (3 settings)

This case has all the features you'd expect from a premium case and it looks great. The case is made of steel so it feels incredibly solid - and the plastic shell is comparable to the kind of plastic you get from a large, well built TV - nice and sturdy.

The sides come off with ease and almost everything is held down with thumbs screws, making it a breeze to work with. They also conveniently included a large bag of thumbscrews which were quite useful.

When it comes to installing the motherboard, they've marked out where to put in the standoffs for whatever size board you are using and the cable management holes are just the right size, not too big and not too small.

This case is definitely worth the price being asked, definitely recommend.
Bad points:
These are not really that bad, but I found them a little annoying.

- I'm not too sure about the 2 dust filters that it comes with, they just look like a thin wire mesh. Only time will tell.

- The rubber grommets on the cable management holes come off quite easily and I was really tempted to either remove them or superglue them in place. I ended up just threading the wires through them then forced them in place after the build was finished.

- It would have been nice if they included an external 3.5 drive bay for things like card readers and fan controllers, or even an adaptor. I ended up buying an adapter for less than a fiver.

- Get your own zip ties, the ones included are too small so I had to double them.

Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Mar 2014

Samuel, Roche

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
-Plenty of room for cable management.
-Can handle up to 7 fans.
-Good airflow.
-Looks nice.
Bad points:
-The door on the front seems a little flimsy.
-The power and activity leds are white, would have been nice to have them red or orange..
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2013

Yusaf, Wakefield New gaming pc builder

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Amazing design quality, nicely contrasted colours, fan controller is great, ample room at the back for cabling and plenty of holes for cable routing. Just great value for money, I highly recommend it
Bad points:
Just a teeny tiny miniscule bad point, the optical drive cage is a little unusual and hard to figure out how to get the optical drive in there without breaking the locking mechanism. However all I had to do was whip out youtube and I found out how to do it properly, but an impatient person may accidentally break it. That's the only thing I can think of thats wrong with this case, and a tiny mistake at that
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Sep 2013

Rob, Colchester

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Nice looking box, plenty of cable access
Bad points:
'Wobbly' fan, really bad front cover that's probably going to break within 6 months, terrible installation instructions
Overall rating 4.0
Design 4.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 May 2013

Richard, Whitchurch English

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excellent cable management space and easy dis-assembly/re-assembly
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jun 2013

Declan,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
nice design lot of room
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jul 2013

Jamie, Bristol

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Looks amazing
Super quiet fans
It's huge inside, which means that there isn't this huge mess of wires
Bad points:
Quite expensive, but for the quality and 4 fans I would say that its nearly acceptable
Took me a little while to install my motherboard as not all the holes lind up properly with my motherboard
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Apr 2013

Also known as: NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition

 

Manufacturer's Description

• High Performance Cooling Advantages – Phantom’s extensive cooling capabilities include 7 fan cooling options with dual 200mm, single side 230/200mm (NZXT only guarantees fitment with NZXT’s FN-200), 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.

• 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. Rubber grommets dampens vibration during operation.
• Additional Advanced Features – Further distinct features include an LED on/off button to control fan 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.
• 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.


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