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NZXT S340 Elite Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 24, 2017 2:24 am
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: NZXT

NZXT S340 Elite Mid-Tower Chassis

 

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The face of the S340 Elite is smooth and simple, with just an expanse of matte black from top to bottom, with the NZXT name found near the bottom of the bezel. The paint is also one of the changes made to the S340 Elite, as the original was shiny.

 

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At the top of the chassis, just behind where the bezel attaches to the frame, we find the front I/O panel. There is a tiny HDD activity LED to the left, followed by the HD Audio jacks. In the middle, there is an HDMI ports as well as two for both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. The last part of the I/O panel is the power button, which has a ring around it indicating system power when the PC is on.

 

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The top of the chassis is matte in its finish, and most of the panel is flat and level. Near the back, there is a groove indented into the steel, and inside of it is honeycomb mesh, allowing the fan placed there to push air outside of the case.

 

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The left side of the S340 Elite has been upgraded. This time we find a tempered glass panel covering the entire side of the case, and it affords an excellent view of the interior. The edges have been painted on the inside of the glass, which blocks the view of the frame, which nobody wants to see anyways.

 

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The back of the S340 Elite is the same as the original design. The rear I/O and exhaust fan location are found at the top of the case, and seven expansions slots which are externally accessed fill the middle. The bottom of the chassis delivers a PSU bracket, which is removable to allow the PSU to slide in from the back.

 

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The right side of the S340 Elite is flat, smooth, and painted in matte black to match the rest of the chassis. Rather than four screws at the corners of the tempered glass panel used, this panel uses two thumbscrews at the back and even has a finger-grab to aid in removal.

 

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Under the S340 Elite, we find chunky plastic feet near the corners, all of which have rubber pads at the bottom to ensure this case does not move around. At the back, we find the dust filter for the PSU, some wire management points, and at the front, there is a place to mount a hard drive to the floor as well.

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