There’s no doubt that NZXT has its own distinctive style when it comes to its PC chassis designs. Featuring angular surface treatments and builder-friendly details such as cable management routing holes, they are as eye-catching as they are delightful to build a PC in.
The company has announced the latest addition to its top-flight Phantom family of chassis. The new Phantom 240 represents a refreshed take on established design and styling principles. While it retains the distinctive asymmetrical front profile of the Phantom line, the Phantom 240 is the first of the line to feature a gently-curved top edge when viewed from the side. This softening of surfaces continues down the line towards the chassis’ front face as well. Along with a full-view window in the left side panel, these elements constitute a fresh iteration of NZXT’s signature style and are the result of customer feedback.
The Phantom 240 is not just about the introduction of a refreshed style, however. It’s also about retaining the best of the company’s previous designs, including optimized cooling options, prioritization of cable management, and full functionality. The Phantom 240 can fit two 120mm fans in the front intake position (one of the company’s own FN V2 120mm fans comes pre-installed), two 120mm/140mm fans up in the chassis roof, and one 120mm fan on the floor.
A 120mm fan also comes pre-installed in the rear exhaust position. The newest Phantom also touts the 17mm gap between the rear of the motherboard tray and the side panel, which facilitates easy cable management. Finally, with its modular storage drive mounting system – two removable cages can host up to three 2.5″/3.5″ drives – builders can choose between optimizing their systems’ storage capacity or VGA card length considerations. Seven PCI expansion slots also speak to this chassis’ potential use for even multi-GPU builds.
The NZXT Phantom 240 is available in Phantom White (another NZXT signature), although the company says questions about additional color options will be answered over the next few days at the company’s website. The new chassis will be available soon, and at a MSRP of $69.99.