NZXT Phantom 820

  • NZXT Phantom 820
89
Based on 16 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Gorgeous chassis with eyecatching.
  • Customizable lighting across three separate zones.
  • Quad channel digital fan controller.

Cons:

  • Wiring and instructions a bit tricky to figure out.
  • Finicky fan controller.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Kitguru.net on 90

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...

By Maximum PC on 80

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 strands of lighting found on the...

By Vortez on -

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 100

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 worth...

By bjorn3d.com on 95

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,...

By HEXUS.net on 80

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 date, yet...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

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 quite so...

By HotHardware on -

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 -

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 in...

By overclockers.com on -

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...

By ThinkComputers on 90

When I first heard of the Phantom 820 I wondered if it was going to be a brand new design. The 820 has a lot to live up to as the original Phantom was such a success. I think NZXT did a great job taking the best features that were in the original...

By Bright Side of News on -

There's no doubt about it - NZXT Phantom 820 passed with flying colors. It is easy to read that the company worked on this part for two years, and polished practically every part of the Phantom design. The case is spacious and has plenty of features...

By HardOCP on -

NZXT Corporation , founded eight 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. The NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case is what brings us here...

By Bit-tech.net on 83

It's rare for a case to stand out these days, as the case market is littered with average performers, but the Phantom 820 stood out in many ways. The case has almost every feature you could ask of it, and more importantly they're implemented in...

By Benchmark Reviews on 90

Performance in system is about being able to effectively keep temperatures down while at the same time not making so much noise as to be distracting. The NZXT Phantom 820 succeeds immensely by using its three large 200mm fans to move large amounts of...

By Hardware Secrets on -

The NZXT Phantom 820 is a much better case than the original Phantom, from its construction quality and materials used to its impressive set of features. This better quality, however, has a huge price tag; the new Phantom 820 is twice as expensive as...

By techPowerUp! on 94

NZXT has tried pushing into the 200+ USD case market before, and while the Khaos was an interesting case, its overall success was limited. NZXT has now taken the Phantom and grown it out into a fully-fledged monster. "Not only bigger, but better"...

By 3dGameMan on -

Video Review: The NZXT Phantom 820 Case is a true full tower case in that it is massive. It's also loaded with excellent features. The case looks stylish, comes stock with 3 200mm fans and a 140mm, but more can be installed. Impressive lightening...

By OCModShop on 100

The Phantom 820 is NZXT's sidewinder missile, and they have it aimed right at the top of the market for gaming cases. The nice man from FedEx showed up at my door just a few hours ago, lugging this huge box through the pouring rain. And when I say huge,...

By AnandTech on -

NZXT is an interesting manufacturer. Each company that designs and manufactures cases has their strengths and weaknesses, things they're good at and things that need work, but NZXT is unique in that they're very closely related to iBuyPower (one of...