NZXT Phantom 630 Review

Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof

NZXT Phantom 630 Review


Up Close:  Exterior Overview and Roof

The Phantom 630 continues the sleek yet edgy styling of its contemporaries, and although there are fewer angles than the original Phantom case or indeed the 410 or 820 there's no doubting which particular family tree the 630 fell from.  Angular mesh panels give us a glimpse of the white bladed fans beneath with small recesses and grooves adding to the three dimensionality of the case.

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With the right side panel a smooth expanse of Matte Black, devoid of features, our eyes are more naturally drawn to the left panel.  Here we see as with other models in the Phantom range NZXT have decided to split the area between a window and a 200mm fan intake.  Both are of a parallelogram shape and fit well with the overall angled theme of the case.  That said, we would much rather have had a single large window.    

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Zooming in on the roof of the 630 again we get a glimpse of the white bladed 200mm NZXT fan set on extract beneath a meshed panel.  Forward of this we a rather striking area of ventilation slots cut directly into the moulding of the roof panel.  At the very front of the roof down either side we finally find the front I/O and power area. 

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As you can see from the images below, NZXT have essentially split the sockets from the buttons.  The left hand side of the case is home to 2xUSB 3.0 and 2xUSB 3.0 along with audio in and out. 

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Over to the right we find the switch panel.  Al large power switch lives just off the main panel, with the reset switch slightly smaller and again camping out slightly from the main black.  The main panel itself is home to a small switch which controls a white LED mounted above the rear I/O area giving illumination should you need it to that otherwise dark recess at the back of your case.  central to this panel is a 3 position fan control slider and finally a set of 3 LEDs which indicate which speed is selected.  The Look and feel of both these panels is one of class and quality, with all the switches having a nice firm positive feel to them. 

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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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