Lately NZXT has been sending me a few budget friendly cases as well as a LAN case or two and is always trying to go with a theme that sets their cases apart from the masses. It has been a while since I looked at a full tower from NZXT and the one I am about to look at today has already created a buzz over the last few days since the news was launched of its arrival. If you have been living in a tech-free cave for the past week, I am speaking of the arrival of the NZXT Phantom.
Now, the release at this point was just the news or press releases which means there is still a bit of time before they hit shelves. NZXT has given us the privilege to get a look at this chassis way before it makes it to retail. This works for both us at TweakTown and those at NZXT. TweakTown gets to bring forth a case that includes just about everything desired in a gaming chassis in today's market and promises not to abuse our wallets while giving us a sleek looking outside package and filling the inside with what we love to see. For NZXT, they get the case out to all of you and if I do find anything wrong or dysfunctional, they will have ample time to address it before it makes it to the public.
Since the 28th of July, The Phantom has made the rounds in all of the news sections. With a lot of cases I see, I find myself thinking "they copied this," or "why doesn't it come with this," or even "nice case, but I'd never pay that." With the Phantom, all I am seeing is people proclaiming this affordable solution is going to be the next case for them; even before it made it to public release. With no obvious complaints from even some of the pickiest of people, the buzz that precedes the Phantom has me really excited to see what NZXT is bringing. Bear with me as we get through the specifications, but pay close attention to the pricing and availability because I think after you see these images, you might be seeing your next case, too.