Items tagged with NZXT

In case it hasn't been obvious enough, in-home PC game streaming is a big deal. It could be argued that NVIDIA was one of the spearheads. With GameStream, it's allowed gamers to stream their PC games from their GeForce-equipped PC right on over to their SHIELD portable or tablet. I admit that at first, I wasn't too sure of how something like that would catch on, but it seemingly has. While NVIDIA's solution was good, there were some major gotchas - you needed a SHIELD, and a GeForce-equipped PC. It was of great interest, then, when Valve made an announcement that it was throwing its hat into the... Read more...
Modularity seems to be a minor theme of late, and NZXT is tapping into that crowd-pleasing potential with the release of the NZXT Phantom 630, the successor to the Phantom 410 and Phantom 820. The ability to alter the configuration of drive bays has long been an occasional and welcome feature on any chassis, but it’s a primary feature of the Phantom 630. The case, which is available in three colors (black, white, and gun metal), offers the ability to completely remove all the bays or just rejigger their configuration depending on what you need. Note that there are three bays, each a different... Read more...
Unfortunately, many PC enthusiasts tend to skimp on their chassis when building a new system. After all, you can get a decent case with adequate cooling for next to nothing these days, making a splurge on a $200-plus, premium case seem unnecessary. However, as anyone who’s owned a truly high-end chassis can tell you, it's usually worth the extra money for superior construction along, not to mention the additional features, ample cooling options, and sometimes attractive lighting. In addition, a high-end case is something that can last through multiple upgrade cycles. That’s how the... Read more...
Unfortunately, many PC enthusiasts tend to skimp on the chassis when building a new system. After all, you can get a decent case with adequate cooling for next to nothing these days, making a splurge on a $200-plus, premium case seem unnecessary. However, as anyone who’s owned a truly high-end chassis can tell you, it's usually worth the extra money for superior construction, additional features, ample cooling options, and sometimes attractive lighting. In addition, a high-end case is something that can last through multiple upgrade cycles. That’s how the NZXT Phantom... Read more...
For as useful as case-mounted USB ports are for connecting USB devices quickly to your computer, removable media comes in an increasingly wide variety of formats. Having a media reader as part of your machine’s array of front-panel ports is mighty handy, and NZXT just released a full-featured one that will give your rig a nice upgrade. The Aperture M is a 5.25-inch unit with a mesh design that slots into an ODD tray. It sports your standard pair of USB 3.0 ports, which is always nice to have, but it also supports a host of media cards. NZXT claims the Aperture M supports “nearly every... Read more...
NZXT’s Switch 810 chassis is a fine piece of hardware, but not everyone is in love with the white or black glossy finish. Apparently, fans of the case have been asking for more color and finish options, and NZXT has heeded the call by announcing two new choices. The Switch 810 Special Edition is now available in matte black and gunmetal. Yes, that’s the only difference between the original Switch 810 and the Special Edition. So what? Those dropping $179.99 on a killer chassis should get their ideal finish on the thing. It's a smart and simple gesture by NZXT. The case is designed as... Read more...
NZXT announced the Cryo E40 notebook cooler for laptops up to 15 inches. Unlike other notebook coolers, the Cryo E40 features two 80mm moveable fans that let you target your notebook's hot spots. The fans use low-powered magnetic clasps to give you flexibility in positioning them exactly where you want them for maximum cooling effectiveness. The Cryo 40 also has a removable mesh cover for quick access to the fans. You can route the USB cable on either side of the cooler for added flexibility. The Cryo E40 will be available for $27.99 in May. NZXT Unveils Cryo E40 Adaptable Notebook Cooler with... Read more...
If you're a fan of NZXT's Phantom 410 mid-tower chassis but not the available colors, which up to this point included black, white, red, and pink, you'll be happy to know NZXT listened to "feedback from the PC enthusiast community" and is now offering the case in four additional colors, including a sleek Gunmetal black with a gunmetal interior and exterior matte finish. Other color options include black with orange trim, black with white trim, and white with blue trim. They're a bit more subtle in their presentation, and from what we can tell from the pictures, the colored trim does a good job... Read more...
It certainly can be a pain to get all the right cables lined up when building a new system, including getting the right cable extensions if you’re working with a larger motherboard and case. NZXT announced a cable starter kit designed to give you all the basics in one package of premium-quality PSU cables. The kit includes: • CB 6V – 6Pin VGA Extension • CB 24P – 24Pin Motherboard Extension • CB 8P – 8Pin Motherboard Extension • CB 8V – 6Pin to 6+2Pin VGA Extension The cables are all 250mm in length, and the kit will be available in March for $24.99.... Read more...
Options, folks. That’s what NZXT is shooting for with its new full-tower Switch 810 case, which can be configured in a number of different ways to optimize airflow or sound reduction and is equally friendly for air- or water-cooling setups. Available in black or white, the NZXT Switch 810 takes a while to get to know intimately. NZXT built buckets of details into this chassis, and the more you work with it, the more little surprises you find, from fans that rotate and slide, to well-placed LEDs, and the “hybrid fins” you can use to regulate noise or enhance airflow... NZXT Switch... Read more...
Options, folks. That’s what NZXT is shooting for with its new full-tower Switch 810 case, which can be configured in a number of different ways to optimize airflow or sound reduction and is equally friendly for air- or water-cooling setups. Available in black or white, the NZXT Switch 810 takes a while to get to know intimately. NZXT built buckets of details into this chassis, and the more you work with it, the more little surprises you find, from fans that rotate and slide, to well-placed LEDs, and the “hybrid fins” you can use to regulate noise or enhance airflow.... Read more...
NZXT is into options; its new Source 810 chassis (available in black or white) is designed to offer gamers a bevy of different ways of easily configuring their preferred cooling setup, from liquid cooling to a slew of fans to a more quiet setup with the vents closed. The case offers support for 280mm radiators (the top 5.25-inch plates comes out to make more space) and up to ten 140/120mm fans. The fins on the vents can be closed or left open, depending on your desire for airflow or noise reduction. Inside, there are plenty of ways to route cables and maximize airflow. There are ten cutouts for... Read more...
It’s been a while since our last case roundup--a long while, actually--so it’s high time we did another. We take a look at a slew of (mostly) mid tower cases on the following pages, including the Antec Eleven Hundred, the Corsair Carbide 400R and 500R, the NZXT Source 220, and Thermaltake Chaser MK-I, each designed for a slightly different consumer. Every case in this roundup has strengths, weaknesses, and features that the others may not have, although each also has its own value proposition. If a case is flashy and feature-laden, in general, it will come with a higher price tag as... Read more...
It’s been a while since our last case roundup--a long while, actually--so it’s high time we did another. We take a look at a slew of (mostly) mid tower cases on the following pages, each designed for a slightly different consumer.  Every case in this roundup has strengths, weaknesses, and features that the others may not have, although each also has its own value proposition.  If a case is flashy and feature-laden, in general, it will come with a higher price tag as well. If it’s more stripped-down, it'll generally costs less. If a case is targeted as an attention... Read more...
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