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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

Case Build & Finished Product

 

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One of our favorite and most appreciated part in the evolution of chassis design is when the front of the chassis is smooth, clean, and uninterrupted, and the S340 Elite delivers here. This will also allow users to hand headsets on the front of the chassis without any issues of blocking a fan controller, bay reservoir, or optical device.

 

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Inside of the S340 Elite, our build is clean, easily visible, and the majority of the wires are hidden from view. We found no issues with the standoffs or motherboard alignment; the AIO went in without conflict, and our video card sags only slightly.

 

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At the back of the S340 Elite, we had no problem installing the dust shield, the video card did require us to force the back of the chassis inward a touch to align the holes, but the PSU slides right in, and the bracket lined up perfectly. The one thing we had left to do, was to attach the HDMI cable to the video card, running it through the small hole on the left edge of the case.

 

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All told, with our build, we only had to use four zip ties to keep things clean looking, and have the wires secured in some fashion. The four clips that NZXT added to the S340 Elite handled the rest. We found more than enough room to run the wires, and had no issue making the 8-pin or 24-pin connections, leaving the bulk of the wiring out of view.

 

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This image is taken after we placed both side panels back onto the chassis. The view through the window is superb and allows us to view everything but the PSU, and we like the matte finish which does not show fingerprints.

 

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Once we powered up the S340 Elite, we were greeted with a white glow from around the power button, and the occasional flicker of white light from the HDD activity LED. Since the tempered glass is not tinted, it is easy to see the glow of the Corsair and Zotac LEDs, and does not require more interior lighting for the best view.

 

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While we do not own a Virtual Reality headset, we grabbed the SteelSeries Wireless H headset and hung it from the hanger which NZXT supplied us. This can be stuck anywhere on the bezel of the chassis, and it can easily be used on the right side of the S340 as well, allowing easy access to it for daily use.

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