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NZXT Phantom 630 High Performance Modular Full-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 14, 2013 9:32 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: NZXT

Inside the Phantom 630




The first look inside the Phantom 630 gives you a good idea of the room you have. You can also see that the wiring has been run down the case and through the grommet to keep them from flopping around, and the hardware box had motion sickness as it is lost its hardware as soon as I opened the door.




The four 5.25" bays are all functional, even with the I/O wiring above it, and they sport these new latches. To unlock them you flip the front part back at you and it opens right up. When the drive is installed, just push the tab back down to lock it.




Here are the three modular hard drive cages that will hold six 3.5" drives as well as 2.5" drives. Just held in with thumbscrews, and you can remove, rearrange, even add them side by side with the grooves seen on the floor. There is also an adjustable angle fan mount on the top hard drive bay rack.




If you want, you can remove them all together and open the chassis up to more water cooling options. You can easily slide in a dual 120mm or dual 140mm radiator here. If not, you can just open things up to allow less resistance to the 200mm fan pushing through here already.




In the roof of the chassis, NZXT installed one 200mm fan, although two of them can fit. You can also go down to a pair of 140mm fan, or three 120mm fans. There is also a thick offset to the top of the motherboard to allow for radiator support here without conflict.




Even the motherboard tray plays on the angles with the access hole to carry the theme as deep as possible. Around it are a dozen or so wire tie points, four large management holes with grommets in them, five medium size holes without them, and at the top there are a few more behind the tray.




The floor of the chassis has support for medium sized and huge sized PSUs, and is louvered under to allow for better flow through the steel and the dust filter. The plate that is holding the hard drives now can also be removed to give you access to the two optional fan mounts, possibly for water cooling.




In the back of the chassis, if you look above the 140mm fan, you can see that I can move the fan up to get it right behind my air cooler to get a tunneling effect going to remove more heat faster. What is a bit of a surprise is the use of tiny pan head screws instead of thumbscrews for the nine slots.




Behind the motherboard tray there is all the room you are ever going to need. The bundled wiring as they have it set up wasn't even touching the panel, so we should be fine. Also notice the fan hub sitting just left of the access hole.




There was enough room back here, that NZXT offers two slide-in bays to hold 2.5" drives. So if you were to remove the front drive bays, you do still have a way to mount the SSD.




The wiring from the front I/O is very long, and you will have no issues getting these black cables to the connectors on any motherboard. There are two USB 2.0 connections (on is used by the SD card reader), HD Audio, the front panel connections, Native USB 3.0, and a female end of a lead from the fan controller.

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