NZXT Phantom 630 Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

 NZXT Phantom 630 Review  



Imagine what it would be like to come into the world and find yourself suddenly placed between a highly capable younger brother and a very successful older brother. you'd have to be pretty damn good to make a name for yourself. The Phantom 630, being a bit bigger than the 410, and smaller than the 820 is in exactly that position, placed, as you might imagine, directly in between its smaller and bigger brothers.

Although the 630 is also available in Gunmetal or white, the sample we have for review today is the Matte Black version. And boy is it black, or as Ford Prefect might put it "It's so....Black you can hardly make out its shape...Light just seems to fall into it" So a paint job worthy of Hotblack Desiato's stunt ship, but what else does it have going for it. Well aside from seemingly infinitely configurable hard drive bay assemblies the 630 is also capable of offering support for a considerable number of radiators and fans. We're not just talking little 120s in the back here, oh no, the 630 can take some of the big boys. 120.3s and 140.2s in the roof 140.2s in the front and 120.2s or 140.2s in the base. In short enough native watercooling support to make even the most hardened air enthusiast want to get wet. Don't go thinking that's all the 630 has to offer though, for the full fat version of the features best we have a look at the technical specification.


Technical Specification


245x627x600mm (W,H,D)


 Steel and Plastic



Motherboard Support

Micro ATX

Power Supply Support


Maximum GPU Length

325mm (507mm without HDD cage)

 Maximum CPU Cooler height

170mm (200mm without side panel fan)

PCI Expansion Slots


External 5.25" Drive Bays


Internal 3.5" Drive Bays


Internal 2.5" Drive Bays

8 (using 3.5" Drive Bays)
2 x 2.5" located behind Motherboard tray

Front I/O Panel

2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Audio
1 x Mic
LED On / Off Switch
Single Channel 3 position 30w Fan Controller


Matte Black

Removable Motherboard Tray


CPU Mounting Hole in Motherboard Tray




1 x 200mm Case Fan
option for 2 x 140mm Case Fans
option for 2 x 120mm Case Fans


1 x 140mm Case Fan
option for 1 x 120mm Case Fan


1 x 200mm Case Fan
option for 2 x 140mm Case Fans
option for 3 x 120mm Case Fans


option for 2 x 140mm or 2 x 120mm Case Fans


1 x 120mm

Watercooling Support


Radiator Support

Roof    120.3 or 140.2
Front   120.2

Rear    120.1 or 140.1
Base   1 20.2 or 140.2


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Most Recent Comments

04-02-2013, 09:48:36

Nice review! Still seems a bit too expensive for what you get though.Quote

04-02-2013, 10:04:01

Theres some nice features included. not a bad case!Quote

05-02-2013, 04:02:41

This might be EXACTLY what i'm looking for my first wc build in the future.
Just cant find any in my country yet...Quote

06-02-2013, 10:15:36

Originally Posted by EPiiKK View Post
This might be EXACTLY what i'm looking for my first wc build in the future.
Just cant find any in my country yet...
They are starting to make their rounds abroad, so I'd expect to see them in the next 1-2 weeks.Quote

06-02-2013, 12:34:45

I'd have preferred this to my Switch tbh.

Just wasn't available when I was buying, and the side panel put me off a bit.

NZXT really needs to get a replacement parts store up, so clean side panels, or windowed options can be bought - or at least replacements so if you mess it up, you aren't completely in the dark!Quote

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