NZXT Phantom 240 Mid-Tower Chassis Review



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Introduction


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NZXT have become legends in the eyes of many PC gamers, their chassis designs are highly focused on gaming builds and often offer loads of innovative features, cool designs, great build quality and more, the only downside being that all this glorious quality comes at a price. With many of the best NZXT chassis costing in excess of £100, it can leave many of us feeling left out as not everyone is comfortable with spending that kind of cash on a PC case, which is why NZXT has created the Phantom 240.

Based around the design of the rest of the Phantom range, the P240 has been cut down a little to offer the consumer a little extra value for money. Priced at just $69.99 / £55 it is taking on the very competitive mid-budget market, typically the price bracket most people aim for before you start getting into high-end and enthusiast level products. There are virtually countless great chassis in this price range and you often find each manufacturer offers something unique, most often in terms of design, to try to tempt you into a purchase, so it will be interesting to see what NZXT have to offer for this kind of money. Even more interesting is to find out if saving some money means loosing out on some of that legendary NZXT quality.

As you can see from the specifications below, the P240 is rather well equipped; it has room for three 5.25″ drives, plenty of hard drives, lots of fan mounting positions, with room for large graphics cards and CPU coolers.

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The packaging has been kept nice and simple, likely in a bid to save costs, which means you’re spending more of the money on the product rather than on fancy packaging, which is never a bad thing.

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In the box you’ll find lots of labeled bags of screws and fittings, all of which are high a quality and finished in black, perfect for getting all your major components installed. you’ll also find a fold-out user guide which talks you through all the major features and the installation process.

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  • Wayne

    A nice reasonably priced case if not exactly my taste or style but I can understand it being popular.

    • Peter Donnell

      Agreed, I’d never buy this case, it’s a little too OTT in terms of design. I think a budget Switch would have looked better. However, at this price, with this level of quality, you can’t really complain.

  • koyomi k

    nice update to the Source 210 chassis. the Phantom exterior s nice, not my style though. I hope they release a Source 240 this year for $50 with a simple, minimalist exterior of the Source 210/220 type.

  • James

    It’s interesting that you couldn’t fit a H100i in that, considering that NZXT say that it does fit, and I don’t see a reason why it doesn’t. Judging by the pictures, you can easily fit at least a 240mm rad in bulge at the top once you take the roof off. NZXT also say the X60 will fit in there too.