The look of the NZXT Phantom is impressive with a fully black finish inside and out, a sophistication with its pristine contours, this case is a beauty.
The hole behind the CPU enables the installing of high performance CPU coolers with a height up to 180mm without removing the motherboard and the cable management opportunities are not usually found with cases in this price range. The thermal characteristics for the Phantom are more than sufficient for moderate overclocking especially when all 7 fans are installed and let’s not forget about the possible LC; the Phantom is well equipped water-cooling enthusiasts with predrilled water-cooling tube access and support for a dual 120mm radiator and the required brackets are furnished.
Overall we would say the NZXT Phantom chassis is aimed towards computer enthusiasts and gamers who are looking for an excellent chassis for today and will be future proof for a while to come. The black interior is well done and the vented side panel where an optional 230mm intake fan to cool those heat producing video cards cannot go unnoticed. The aesthetics are beautiful. The features are well executed and you will be getting the build quality of NZXT, with the latest and greatest features all wrapped up in a very reasonable price.
We are told that the NZXT Phantom will be available with at the price of $139 USD. We believe this is a more than reasonable price in a tough competitive market filled with literally hundreds of competitors available in this price range.
So, Johnny Hou, we believe you have fulfilled your promise to us, the consumers. Well done NZXT, well done.
[Ed Note: To have another look at the NZXT Phantom, take a look at their promotional video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXJNXKivIuo]