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NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Chassis (Page 5)

Chad Sebring | Mar 30, 2009 at 8:41 am CDT - 2 mins, 6 secs time to read this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: NZXT

Inside the NZXT Zero 2

NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Chassis

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Removing the side panel with the two thumbscrews reveals what NZXT packs along with the Zero 2, as well as our first peek inside it. The hardware packet is on the bottom, next to a piece of paper that is treated to keep oxidation away from the case during its overseas travels. NZXT also takes a bit of extra time to protect all the motherboard headers and front panel headers in a tiny padded sleeve.

NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Chassis

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Here we get a look at the inside of the rear panel of the Zero 2. Phillips screws release the expansion slot covers, just under the hole to snap in your I/O plate. This is flanked by two included, 120mm fans. There is a couple of inches space above the motherboard before you run into the little tab that helps support the underside of the PSU.

NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Chassis

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With the wiring out of the way, it is easier to view the drive bay set-up of the Zero 2. The third included fan is in the front of the hard drive rack. It is placed there to intake cool air from the bottom and blow across the hard drive to cool it, before it enters the case.

NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Chassis

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This view is to help me explain the set-up of the bays. The punched holes act as guides for the screw-less rail concept. I will get to that hardware in a bit.

NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Chassis

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Next to these bays in the floor, NZXT adds a dust filter that can easily be removed to mount a fan for added circulation.

NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Chassis

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With the rear door removed you can see that the Zero 2 is pretty basic in design here. I would have liked to have seen a bit of wire management help in the motherboard tray, but you can't have everything for under $100.

NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Chassis

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This is a close-up of the PCB that holds connections between the outside of the case and to your motherboard. Two things I like about this. It isn't taking up room inside the top optical drive, which is the normal issue I run into. The second reason, if you choose not to use the front panel connections, they can be removed all together to reduce wire clutter.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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