NZXT Phantom 530

  • NZXT Phantom 530
89
Based on 13 scores, 31 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Modernized looks with Phantom genes.
  • Excellent liquid cooling support.
  • Excellent ODD installation method.

Cons:

  • Flimsy hard drive trays.
  • Fan PCB for 10 fans means you have to watch the overall power draw for highend applications.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Bit-tech.net on 87

The Phantom aesthetic may not be to everyone's taste with so bold a design, but that's true with any case, and there's no denying that functionally NZXT knows what it's doing. The Phantom 530 is crammed full of useful features, some which are common...

By goldfries.com on

The NZXT Phantom 530 retails at $129.99 and it's certainly a beautiful casing. In the Malaysian market, the price is about RM 475. The Phantom 530 also comes in Black and Red, as seen in NZXT Armory . Is it worth the price? Yes it is, the build is...

By PC Authority on 83

In the past when we've looked at NZXT products, they've had a distinctly... budget feel. They've always been nearly perfectly adequate, but simply unable to compete with the monsters of case design such as Corsair and Silverstone. The Phantom range,...

By BCCHardware on

All in all, I think this case is great! There is a lot of thought put into the modular design that can be utilized by anyone. Whether you're looking for an air cooled case, or you're planning on running a wild, water cooling setup this case can fit your...

By Kitguru.net on 90

We loved working with the NZXT Phantom 530, although the rate at which it gathers dust may be a problem for some. Overall, this is a well built chassis that will handle just about any specification you choose to integrate inside, with room to spare....

By Hardware Secrets on

If you are looking for a case with eight expansion slots, aggressive look, ample internal space, and sturdy construction, the NZXT Phantom 530 is a terrific choice. With a price tag of USD 130, we think this case provides an outstanding cost/benefit...

By itreviews.com on 60

The NZXT Phantom 530 PC case offers high-end enthusiast performance without a premium price...

By Hi Tech Legion on

I was using a Phantom 630 for several months, so, in theory, not much about the Phantom 530 should have surprised me. The chassis design is essentially the same, only the overall scale has been downsized slightly. While the 630 is easily one of my...

By HardOCP on

NZXT Corporation , founded almost nine years ago in Los Angeles, has become extremely popular with the enthusiast community thanks in large part to its coolers, power supplies and computer cases such as the NZXT Phantom 820 full-tower case, the NZXT...

By Pureoverclock on 100

Phantom 530 is not only functional in every way, but it also has many features you will not find in a far more expensive full tower case. It's an amazing value for the...

By overclockers.com on

The Phantom 530 is currently available for $129.99 at Newegg , which puts it in a very competitive position for a full tower case. The water cooling support is a major plus with its ability to house up to four radiators of varying sizes. The modular...

By techPowerUp! on 92

I would like to thank NZXT for supplying the review sample. NZXT has updated the mid-tower based Phantom series with the new Phantom 530. Just like its predecessors, the chassis is available in multiple colors: black, red, or white. NZXT was kind enough...

By Overclock3D on 90

Even in the geek infested world of PC components brand identification is important, and in a world of black boxes, whether it be in Blood Red, Matte Black or the White seen above, the Phantom range is a brand that stands out. Anyone who's been a PC...

By 3dGameMan on

The NZXT Phantom 530 Case is a full tower so it has lots of space, looks great, plenty of drive bays, cable management, fits long video cards/PSUs, 30W fan controller, I/O LEDs, USB3 and more. They've done a fantastic job of improving on the original...

By Hardware Canucks on

The Phantom 530 is NZXT’s modern day follow-up to the original Phantom, one of the most distinctive cases ever released. This new version packs in even more features and may single handedly redefine full tower...

By TweakTown on 95

Page 1 [Introduction] NZXT has been in the chassis game for some time already, and while not all of their older designs were all on point, at least not as much as I would have liked, along the way they have come up with some great ideas. NZXT is also...

By AnandTech on

However I feel about NZXT's too frequent recycling of the Phantom aesthetic and design, it's still very hard to argue with results. I'm reluctant to fawn over the Phantom 530 because it feels extremely iterative instead of progressive. When the Phantom...

By eTeknix on

Today I have something very special in the office, the NZXT Phantom has always been a popular choice for system builders, PC gamers and general enthusiasts, but while I mean this is the nicest possible way, it's getting a bit old these days and it was...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

NZXT's Phantom 630 konden we waarderen vanwege de hoge constructiekwaliteit en uitstekende koelprestaties. De Phantom 530 stelt helaas teleur - deze behuizing is weliswaar duidelijk goedkoper, maar de koelprestaties vallen in het niet vergeleken met...

International Review By elchapuzasinformatico.com on

La NZXT Phantom 530 ofrece el diseño Phantom que tanto éxito ha cosechado y un interior con todas las características modernas que cualquier torre de gama alta debe ofrecer. Podemos instalar hasta 7 unidades de almacenamiento , numerosos ventiladores...