NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Case

Logan King
Aron Schatz
September 13, 2010
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NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Case
The NZXT Phantom has great build quality, a long list of included features, and quite a few little things that show a strong attention to detail, all for a price towards to lower end of the full-tower market. It is also able to pack in a lot of expandability due to an innovative approach to its design. However, that innovation may not be for everyone.

Page 1: Introduction, About NZXT, Packaging


If there is space to be had for one, using a full tower case should be considered as an option for all performance PC builds. Even at the bottom end of the price range, full-tower cases tend to be packed with the same features only available in the most expensive of mid-tower cases (and then some). In addition, the amount of interior space offered by itself usually proves to be an asset. Most case manufacturers have full tower cases available, and NZXT is no exception. HardwareLogic has their more recent creation, the Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Case, up for review today.

About NZXT


NZXT, a company built upon gamer's dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling.

Our dedicated sales and customer service team will work diligently to earn your trust and loyalty. All our products are built with high quality material and engineered in the best conditions.

NZXT products are designed and engineered in the United States and manufactured overseas in China and Taiwan.

NZXT was established in 2004 in Los Angeles, California.


The box for the Phantom is pretty straightforward with a similar layout to most PC cases. The front of the box has a 3/4ths view of the case, and it uses the same view presented as a CAD-style shape outline as the background.

Packaging Front

The rear of the box shows a picture of the case with the side panel removed and the various case features pointed out and explained. It also has a picture of the red and black versions of the case (out testing was performed with the black version).

Packaging Rear

The side of the box has a more detailed list of features to complement the ones on the back, and it also has a label for which color the case is painted.

Packaging Side

Opening the box up presents you with various NZXT-brand power adapters first and foremost.

Packaging Interior

Removing the case from the box reveals the typical foam cutout interior packaging all wrapped in a bag to prevent scratches. The foam used here is a bit different than normal (and likely more expensive to use) as it is softer and made from separate foam sheets rather than molded to fit.


The case also has a pretty liberal amount of cling plastic around most of the corners, which is SOP for most cases.

NZXT Phantom Wrapped

All in all, the Phantom has pretty typical packaging, as far as cases are concerned, with a few nice touches here and there.


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