NZXT Phantom 820 Case Review

Phantom 810 Overview
For a full overview of the case check out our video below.

We received the gunmetal version of the Phantom 820, but it also comes in black and white.  The Phantom 820 is a full tower case so it is quite big.  The actual dimensions are 235mm (W) x 650mm (H) x 612mm (D) and it comes in a 32 lbs.  The case is made of mostly steel with some plastic elements.  You can see it has the same futuristic styling that was on the original Phantom.

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Starting at the front of the case you have a very large door.  It open from the right to reveal four 5.25-inch drive bays.  Each of the drive bay covers have a honeycomb design and a small slider that allows you to easily remove them.  Above the drive bays is an SD card slot and the controls for the HUE LED lighting system.

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Moving down there is a large ventilated section and behind that you will find a 200mm intake fan.  There is a pull-out section on the bottom of the case that is a fan filter if you choose to have fans installed on the bottom of the case.

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At the top of the case is where you will find all of your connections and controls.  Starting on the left side there are two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports.  Moving over you have power and reset buttons, audio connections and the fan controller.

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Moving back there is a mixture of mesh and a ventilated section.  It actually looks really cool!  Behind the mesh section is another 200mm fan.

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The side panel has a window and two mesh sections.  There is a large 200mm fan on the side panel that sits on the mesh sections.  The window is towards the top of the case and will show off the top part of the motherboard, memory and CPU cooler.

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There is a LED strip that goes down the right side of the case.  This strip can be controlled in conjunction with the HUE lighting system.  The opposite side panel has a small section that is pushed out, but besides that it is pretty plain.

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Looking at the back of the case the first thing I noticed is that NZXT has implemented the same rear fan design that is on the Switch 810.  They use slits where the mounting holes would be so you can line the rear 140mm fan up with your CPU cooler for the best airflow.  Also on the back of the case are 4 large watercooling holes, which do have the rubber inserts installed.  Like most cases your power supply is going to be mounted on the bottom of the case and there is a pull-out fan filter below it.

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The case itself is actually lifted off the ground quite a bit.  This is made possible by 2 large sections.  One section is black and the other one is the same color as the case.  This provides an interesting contrast and looks cool at the same time.

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