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NZXT Phantom 820
Gorgeous chassis with eyecatching.
Customizable lighting across three separate zones.
Quad channel digital fan controller.
Integrated HUE lighting system.
Dedicated rear I/O panel light.
Six USB ports and an SD card reader.
Room for at least two radiators.
Lots of aircooling potential.
HUE lighting system.
Lots of room for water cooling.
4 included fans (3x 200mm, 1x 140mm).
USB 3.0 support.
Lots of cable routing holes.
Wiring and instructions a bit tricky to figure out.
Finicky fan controller.
Drive trays need work.
Plastic accents look and feel cheap.
Lots of out the box cable clutter.
Hard drive trays do not always lock into place.
Expensive, especially for a product that has a plastic exterior.
Flimsy drive sleds.
Fragile HDD trays and, in our sample.
Screws that are too short for 2.5" HDDs.
HDD trays only accessible from the messy side.
No HPTX support.
No 3.5" drive bay.
Screwless locks for ODDs do not hold that well.
By Kitguru.net on February 20, 2013
Extensive expansion options, good watercooling support, impressive cable management, and a unique style make the Phantom 820 an excellent choice to an enthusiast wanting one of the best cases that money can...90
By Maximum PC on February 20, 2013
If you’re big on case lighting—you Cylon fan, you—you’re going to absolutely love NZXT’s latest Phantom chassis. It’s rare to see such attention to detail paid to simple illumination, as with the three separate...80
By Vortez on January 23, 2013
The Phantom series has always had a strong following for a combination of reasons. First and probably foremost, its visual appearance lends itself to being unique and one which is highly favoured in hardware circles, other reasons are the excellent...-
By Pureoverclock on January 07, 2013
If you are in the market for a full tower chassis that's very well built, whether you're a seasoned or first time builder, I would highly recommend the NZXT Phantom 820 for your next build. At a price point of $249.99 with all the extras, it is...100
By bjorn3d.com on December 24, 2012
You have to be crazy to not consider the NZXT Phantom 820 as your next gaming chassis. It has put so much joy into our everyday lives, that we consider the Phantom 820 to be a MUST HAVE product for 2012. With an almost perfect score of 9.5 out of 10,...95
By HEXUS.net on December 21, 2012
NZXT chassis seem to get better with each revision, but the company has a habit of leaving room for a couple of small improvements. The Phantom 820 is a continuation of that trend; it's arguably NZXT's most impressive full-tower solution to...80
By Tom's Hardware UK on December 19, 2012
NZXT is extending its portfolio of high-end PC cases with a full-size tower called the Phantom 820. After an extended evaluation, it's clear to us that power users played a big part in defining this enclosure's specs. But the story isn't...-
By HotHardware on December 04, 2012
The NZXT Phantom 820 offers decent cooling performance in its stock configuration, although there are other cases that perform better at its price point. That said, the case offers as spacious an interior as you could ask for (although we’d like a...-
By Guru of 3D on December 03, 2012
So other then than that it's all good. I really like the looks, and enjoy the fact how stunning a chassis can really be. By the way, make no mistake... the chassis does make a tiny bit of noise, but at very normal to low levels. You have four fans...-
By overclockers.com on November 27, 2012
Whew! This is one big case. And despite all the accommodations made for air coolers (top-down air intake, for example), one gets the impression this case was really designed for water coolers. However, you can certainly put fans and radiators together...-