NZXT Phantom 240 Review
The Phantom 240 will take CPU heat-sinks up to 158mm in height, but as we all know that's not where the action's at these days. What we all want to know is does it have native water support? Well, although NZXT are a bit coy about confirming the support offered we can confirm that there's a 30mm gap between the case roof and the motherboard tray edge.
As we know there can be a bit of leeway in the "roof to motherboard gap". To a greater extent this depends upon the layout of your motherboard and how tall the RAM is that you are using. In the example below we can see that we are in fact able to get a 35mm thick XSPC RS240 radiator into the roof space without it fouling the motherboard components. If we were you though, we'd stick to those 30mm and under just to be safe.
Fortunately there are many 240mm AIO units on the market that will fit into this 30mm space, although sadly none made by NZXT themselves. Rather coincidentally though both the Kraken X40 and the Kraken X60 come in at just 25mm thick so should fit up here no problem. Ding dong, a case with native 280mm AIO cooling in the roof.
With everything in place we think the Phantom 240 looks rather well proportioned. The removable HDD bay ensuring that should you wish to, long GPUs can be accommodated. It's regrettable that the front of the case isn't easily adapted to offer native water support as it would have been nice to have been able to fit an AIO in the roof and another in the front offering support for NZXTs new Kraken G10 GPU bracket. Still, for £50 we can't have everything can we?