NZXT S340 Chassis Teaser
A few days ago, NZXT teased us with their latest release of the NZXT S340 Chassis. Our first impressions with its latest addition is WOW! Talk about “value” with a retail price of right around $69.99 USD.
With most Press Release we only get a glimpse of what to expect, but this time around, it is bit different. To make a long story short, I had been looking for a replacement panel for my NZXT Phantom P630 that I had managed to damage. So I took to NZXT’s website to purchase the replacement panel. After short chat with customer service rep Lauren Kim regarding my matter, she was able to help me by warrantying my existing panel and offered a replacement for FREE, talk about outstanding customer service! Since I was local to the NZXT headquarters, I had offered to come pick up the panel to save on shipping cost. During my visit, I managed to catch Eric Henry, a NZXT Community Rep at the office since it was still during business hours. Eric was nice enough to give me a short tour and I was able to meet with the Mitch from PR and the NZXT Staff. Great people by the way!
While I was here, we were able to get first hand look at the NZXT S340 Chassis up close and personal. While the one they had on display was still a prototype, it was nice to see first hand what to expect before we receive our review sample. Here are some pictures of the NZXT S340 during our visit (sorry about the quality, I only had my cell phone with me at the time since the visit really was unplanned).
Front Side View
Now that I have seen this Chassis up close and personal, we can’t wait for the review sample to arrive to see what we can do with it. So stay tuned for that to be coming soon!
Los Angeles, CA ‐ Forged from strong, cold-rolled steel, the S340 exudes an air of confidence that only the most durable of cases is capable of exhibiting.
Axing the optical bays and relocating the HDDs to a lower position opens the case up like never before, making this one of the easiest cases to build in ever. A grommet¬‐less cable management solution, alongside over twenty zip tie locations and plenty of space behind the motherboard tray gives you unprecedented cable management options for a mid tower case.
When it comes to keeping cool, the Source 340 is no slouch. With Kraken X61 compatibility in the front intake, X31 compatibility in the rear exhaust, and a total of up to three 140mm or for 120mm fans you have plenty of chilling options. Thick front panel cutouts allow unrestricted airflow to reach our fully filtered intake.
The Source 340 comes with the standard accouterments that you would expect from a premium case, such as USB 3.0, filtered intakes, a PSU shroud, and quality materials. Easily one of the most durable cases we’ve ever made, the Source 340 boasts 360 degrees of steel casing, extremely minimal plastic use, and extra thick side panels.
The extremely compact mid tower form factor sits significantly further shorter length-¬‐wise to allow you to fit the case into harder to fit areas and carry the case around much easier without sacrificing performance. The S340 is everything a new builder, an experienced modder, or any PC enthusiast needs without the distraction of bright lights or flashy paneling.
Check out NZXT Latest Video on the S340, we have to say, they did a excellent job!
Here are some images of of the chassis from NZXT:
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NZXT S340 Chassis Specifications
|Model Number||CA-S340W-W1 (White)
|Drive Bays||External 5.25″: 0
Internal 3.5″: 2+1
Internal 2.5″: 2
|Cooling System||Front: 2x 140/3x120mm
Top: 1x 140/120mm (1 x 120mm FN V2 Fans Included)
Rear: 1x 120mm (1 x 120mm FN V2 Fan Included)
|Radiator Support||Front 2 x 140 or 2 x 120mm
Rear 1 x 120mm
|Clearance||GPU Clearance With Radiator: 334mm
GPU Clearance Without Radiator: 364mm
CPU Cooler: 161mm
Cable Management: Lowest Point – 17mm; Highest Point 168mm
|Dimensions||200mm x 445mm x 432mm|
|Material||SECC Steel, ABS Plastic|
|Motherboard Support||Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX|
|External Electronics||1x Audio/Mic
2x USB 3.0
|Product Weight||7.05 kg|
|USB 3.0 Ports||2|
Pricing and Availability
This case is currently available for preorder from NZXT’s website, but is should be seeing the chassis become available in the coming weeks for the price of $69.99 USD.