NZXT Phantom 820 Case Review

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Conclusion

In conclusion, I would say that NZXT has a winner here.  It’s extremely roomy, lots of space behind the motherboard, lots of accessories, adequate cooling with the choice of adding more fans on a whim, and looks damned aggressive.  My only issue is the size.  It’s heavy even when empty and comes to my mid-thigh when it’s sitting flat on the floor.  Fitting it under most desks might be an issue.  From where it’s sitting right now it looks like a futuristic heater/radiator from a sci-fi novel.  And I can only imagine what it would be like for a scrawnier PC enthusiast who has to move it by him/herself when it’s full of hardware.  I can imagine it reaching the sixty pound mark when fully loaded.

 
 


But other than size, I can’t find anything that I don’t like about this case.  And even that is hardly an issue for me.  While some can’t move past the less desirable aesthetic choices made by NZXT, I say that more people are going to like it than not.  It was certainly worth the countdown.

REPORT CARD : NZXT Phantom 820 Case
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Quality
5
Very sturdy and solid
Innovation
5
Customized LEDs, cooling, and lots of cable management features
Performance
5
Very roomy and lots of airflow
Installation
4
A few issues with installing drives
Value
4
Lots of great features for its class
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