NZXT Phantom 240 Review
Up Close: Interior Overview and Drive Bays
After noting the large CPU cut-out and plentiful if un-grommeted cable management holes the next thing that springs to mind is just how much the interior of the 240 bears more than just a passing resemblance to the interior of the H230 and for that matter the Phantom 410. This isn't meant as a criticism, it's very common within the industry to re-style existing chassis to give them appeal to a different sector of the market, and it's one of the main ways that manufacturers keep costs down. Cost savings which are handed down to us as consumers.
NZXT have bestowed the 240 with three 5.25" bays all of which have rather attractive and very easy to use tool-less mechanisms.
Further down there are two banks of 3.5"/2.5" drive caddies, each of which is able to hold three drives. The upper of these bays is removable by means of two thumb bolts accessed once the right side panel has been removed.
Removing the upper bay extends the max GPU length from 290mm to 400mm. The lower bay is not removable which is a shame especially as the black rivets indicate that it was put together after painting. We do of course accept that making this removable via screws would have increased the cost a little but it would have added that extra layer of versatility. While we're on the subject, had NZXT opted for only two 5.25" bays and made the lower 3.5" rack removable it would have been feasible to get a thick 240mm rad in the front. As it is though, this isn't happening, not without a significant visit from Mr Dremel.