Cases these days are a dime a dozen. Everyone's got super duper this or special that but for the most part they're all pretty similar. Once in a while though you get something truly new and unique, something that breaks the mold and offers new, exciting features. Enter NZXT and the new Phantom 820 full-tower case. It's big, it's stylish, it's packed with awesome features like a built-in fan four-channel controller and built-in HUE lighting system. It also comes from a long line of award-winning Crafted Series cases from NZXT, so you know it's going to be a quality case. Let's get right into this beast and see what it's got to offer...
"The Phantom 820 is engineered to chill even the most demanding systems, equipped with triple 200mm and a 140mm fans. Maximize the potential by mounting up to nine fans to achieve unrivalled airflow in your chassis. Push the envelope and utilize liquid cooling systems that feature a push-pull configuration with top 280/360mm and bottom 240/280mm radiators up to 60mm thickness for unmatched performance. In addition, a rugged base design lifts the enclosure above the ground for display and increased airflow. The Phantom is reinvented again by following it's legacy of remarkable asymmetrical and award winning design."
The Phantom 820 is the latest in the Phantom lineup from NZXT. The original Phantom debuted at the end of 2010 and was VERY highly acclaimed. It was a stylish yet functional full-tower case with cooling options galore. Next came the Phantom 410 around mid-2012. The Phantom 410 was a mid-tower version of the popular Phantom but still sported some impressive features for a mid-tower case. The end of 2012 saw a turn for the opposite direction with the Phantom lineup, the Phantom 820. The Phantom 820 is similar in size to the Switch 810 and in fact shared a lot of the Switch's features as well as boasts some new ones. It's available in matte black, white or gunmetal, unlike the priginal Phantom and Phantom 410's unique color options. Lets take a look at the Phantom 820's specs and details now.
|CASE TYPE||Full Tower|
|FRONT PANEL MATERIAL||Plastic/Steel|
|DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)||235mm (W) x 650mm (H) x 612mm (D)|
|Special Features||Integrated HUE LED lighting system, SD Card Reader, 4-channel 15-watt Fan Digital Controller|
1x200mm@800rpm Front, 1x200mm@800rpm Top, 1x200mm@800rpm Side, 1x140mm@1100rpm Rear
4 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
6 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
Screwless Rail Design
|MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT||E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, MICRO-ATX, Mini-ITX|
Now that the details are taken care of let's unbox this beast!