NZXT Phantom 630 Modular Ultra Tower - Inside the Phantom 630

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NZXT Phantom 630 Modular Ultra Tower
Inside the Phantom 630
Features and Specifications
Installation and Setup
Testing and Final Thoughts

Inside the Phantom 630:

The Phantom 630 has a great setup for hard drives. It has six standard 3.5" slide out trays that can support normal hard drives or 2.5" SSD's.  These are broke into 3 cages that can be configured into a multitude of positions depending on your space requirements. Whether you have large video cards that need extra room, or you want to mount radiators on the bottom, NZXT definitely put some thought into flexibility.

Drive Options Installed

Drive Options Installed

 

Drive Cage Options
Drive Cage Options

Drive Options
Drive Options

Bottom Hardware
Bottom Hardware

 

Now you may be saying to yourself, I only use SSD's and don’t want any of the standard HDD cages in the way, well NZXT thought of that too.  The Phantom 630 has too quick connecting SSD trays that mount behind the motherboard tray. They use a standard thumb screw to hold them in place. I thought this was a great idea as a lot of people are moving to SSD's and needing more space for different cooling configurations.

Rear Mobo Tray with SSD
Rear Mobo Tray with SSD

SSD Tray Installed
SSD Tray Installed

SSD Tray
SSD Tray

 

The front door of this case houses four 5.25" bays as well as an SD slot that is integrated into the case. Any bays you decide not to use have vented covers to promote airflow when the door is open. Ill also add that the door stays securely closed with magnets. One drawback I can see with this is that the door only opens to 90º and could be bumped if you forgot it was opened.

Front SD Card Reader
Front SD Card Reader

Front Blanks
Front Blanks

Blank Removal
Blank Removal

 

NZXT definitely makes its cases easy to tear down. The facades are securely fastened with strong plastic retaining clips. This method makes it pretty easy to take the front and top off, which comes in very hand when needing to clean the filters they contain. This also makes it easy to reconfigure your fans, or replace them with radiators.

Case Rear Case Front Bare Case Top Reversed Case Top Bare Case Top

 

The Phantom 630 contains five filters.  There are two on the bottom, two on the top, and one for the front intake fan. I find filters to be essential for maintaining a clean rig.

 

Bottom Filters
Bottom Filters

Filter
Filter

Top Fans

Top Fans

 

The Phantom 630 has a built in fan controller as well as a handy top mounted USB/Audio hub. The USB/Audio area has two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, microphone, and headphone connections. The fan controller relies on a connector hub which supports up to ten fans and supplies 30W of power. It has a fan speed selector next to the power and reset buttons that has three settings (low, medium, high). There is also an I/O light button in this area that allows you to light up the rear I/O area. I love when cases have this because you don’t have to scramble to find a flash light if you need to plug in a new component.

Front USB & More
Front USB & More

Fan Control
Fan Control

Fan Control Hub
Fan Control Hub

 

On the next page we'll take a look at the features and specifications of the Phantom 630 before we dive in any deeper.