We recall being very fond of the original S340 chassis from NZXT, as at that time, it was at the forefront of design, and NZXT were some of the first to introduce PSU covers and solid mid-tower cases that many found intriguing. All of the reasons we like the original, we still like the S340 Elite for as well, but with the fact that the feature set has increased on this model, we find ourselves liking it even more. We love the fact that it comes in three color options, and we adore the fact they used matte finishes on the S340 Elite to keep fingerprints at bay. The tempered glass side panel is something that everyone seems to be doing now, but not many account for the rise in VR. The S340 Elite not only gives you the connectivity needed right in the front I/O panel, but they also include a holder which allows users to keep their headgear handy, easily within reach.
At this point, we would usually discuss what it is that we found lacking or something that we either ran into an issue with or just did not like the way it was implemented. However, with a chassis like this S340 Elite, we are left with nothing to detract from in this design. From every angle, things line up well and are square; the design is top-notch, the layout is better than most, and we even get extra goodies that most companies never even thought of. While we did have to add pressure to the back of the chassis to align the screw holes for the video card, this happens quite often and was nothing we could not overcome, so we are willing to overlook it. With a chassis which is this well thought out and stunning, it is hard to have a bad attitude about it, and simply not appreciate this S340 Elite for what it is.
We have seen some sorry revisits of cases from the past, but the S340 Elite from NZXT is not one of those instances. While they had a great platform to begin with, this refresh takes that original S340 to a whole other level. Moving to matte paint, the tempered glass side panel, an I/O panel with VR in mind, room for an extra SSD, wire management clips, along with the extra goodies shipped in the box, NZXT made our job very easy this time.
Their willingness to update a chassis to those who use VR gear is a huge plus, as not many others do this. The ways in which this chassis was dressed up for today's needs, wants, and desires make this mid-tower NZXT S340 Elite one of our favorites, not just of this year, but of all time.
Chad's Chassis Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
- CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair H80i GT (buy from Amazon)
- Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL6D-4GBXH
- Video Card: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP. Extreme Edition (buy from Amazon)
- Storage: SuperSpeed 128GB SSD
- Power Supply: SilverStone SST-ST85F-G (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (buy from Amazon)
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||100%|
|Bundle and Packaging||97%|
|Value for Money||100%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||98%|
The Bottom Line: NZXT's S340 Elite is the perfect mid-tower for today's market. It is sleek, quiet, sturdy, well appointed, and includes things for VR - and best of all, it's affordable. This is one chassis you will not want to miss out on!
PRICING: You can find the NZXT S340 Elite Mid-Tower Chassis for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The NZXT S340 Elite Mid-Tower Chassis retails for $84 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The NZXT S340 Elite Mid-Tower Chassis retails for £90 at Amazon UK.
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