One of the best parts of PC building is the seemingly limitless number of choices available when it comes to hardware. But sometimes this can be a bad thing and you are simply overwhelmed with options and choosing what part is best for you can be tough. Take cases for instance, there is literally a sea of computer chassis’ on the market and picking which one suits your needs and desires can be a daunting task. Luckily we here at ThinkComputers have your back and today we are taking a look at NZXT’s latest mid tower chassis, the S340 Elite. This mid tower comes equipped with a full Tempered Glass side panel and several features that should make it very friendly to VR. Follow along as we find out if the S340 Elite stands out of the crowd or if it should be thrown back with the other fish.
Special thanks to NZXT for providing the S340 Elite for review!
- Steel chassis and tempered glass construction
- Cable management optimized for a simple and hassle-free build
- Streamlined VR access with HDMI and USB 3.0 from the top IO
- Easy-to-use headset and VR cable management puck
- Full Kraken Series cooler support up to 280mm
- Integrated PSU shroud with three SSD mounts
- Fully filtered, easy-to-remove intake
For a full list of specifications check out the product page.
Such a huge part of a case arriving to your doorstep as the manufacturer intended is based on the packaging. It also serves as an on shelf advertisement depot for those shopping in store. The S340 Elite comes in a good sized box, about medium for a case box, that has a matte purple and white color scheme. On the front of the box is a large photo of the case built up with a fully matte black scheme, NZXT logo in the upper left, and product name in the center of the bottom. There is both purple and black text and the subtle and modern scheme looks nice. If we turn the box 90 degrees to the right we find a matte purple background over which the full feature set and specifications are listed in white. Below, the feature set is listed in 10 alternate languages.
Another 90 degrees gets us to the back of the case featuring another large photo of the case with a full build inside. One final turn shows four images showcasing the S340 Elite’s main features.
The top is closed simply with clear packing tape, cutting it open the case is found inside held between two large pieces of foam and enclosed in plastic. The whole assembly can be removed by pulling up from both sides of the foam packaging. Removing the foam bits we find that the whole case is in fact covered in a large plastic bag.
Removing the case from the bag we found that everything is in great shape without any flaws either from manufacturing or from shipping. The final bit of shipping protection, found on the full tempered glass side panel is a sheet of cling plastic that peels right off to showcase a flawless piece of glass.