NZXT Phantom 240 Review

Up Close: Interior Overview and Drive Bays

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.

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NZXT have bestowed the 240 with three 5.25" bays all of which have rather attractive and very easy to use tool-less mechanisms.

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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. 

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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.

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Most Recent Comments

04-06-2014, 08:23:14

If this was in black, consider me sold.Quote

04-06-2014, 09:46:47

It's weird seeing a case that has curves instead of angles.
It looks strange, but in a good way. Not a case I would buy, but a good case non the less.Quote

04-06-2014, 10:11:11

Awesome little budget case.

As SieB said, not something that I would use for a personal build, but definitely one to go on the list of cases to recommend to other people who are looking to do budget builds.

Awesome to see that we're getting a lot more case for the money compared to 3 years ago too!Quote

04-06-2014, 10:16:04

Wow! I've been waiting for this review.. I can't stop drooling.Quote

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