NZXT Phantom 530 Full-Tower Chassis

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NZXT Phantom 530 Full-Tower Chassis
Closer Look - Inside
Features, Specifications and More
Phantom 530 Installation
Testing and Final Thoughts

Product: NZXT Phantom 530 Full-Tower Chassis
Provided By: NZXT
Price: ~$129.99 MSRP at time of publication

Introduction:

Today I will be taking a look at a great Phantom case by NZXT.  These guys have been in the game for a while, and their name is associated with many high quality products.  Not only do they build great cases, but they offer a wide range of products including cooling components, fans and controllers, power supplies, and a variety of aesthetic components that set off any project.  You can view all their products here.

Box
Box of Phantom

 

The case I have on my test bench today is the Phantom 530.  It is a great mid-sized addition to the Phantom line!

The Phantom 530 is a full tower case that consists of steel and plastic construction. It can support motherboard designs up to ATX. This case is really versatile like its big brother the Phantom 630. There are a lot of hard drive and cooling configurations to suit even the most demanding rigs. Let's dive right in and get a look and this beauty!

 

First Look:

I have reviewed the Phantom 630 a while back, so I know this case is going to be sweet. The Phantom 530 has many design features that are carbon copies of its big brother with some subtle aesthetic differences as well as a smaller size.

Side Panel

Side Panel

 

The Phantom 530 arrived packaged in a sturdy cardboard box that was printed with full-color photograph quality graphics. The case gives you a good angled view, as well as, inside looks and general specs of the case.  Inside, the case was secured by dense Styrofoam and wrapped in plastic to keep any particulates out. The side window also had film on both sides for added protection.

 

After removing all the packaging, I was greeted with a familiar Phantom design. I found the case as great looking as its predecessors. The outside design is a uniquely phantom design that differs a little from previous Phantom designs. This case definitely fits in with its bigger brothers.

Profile

Profile

Profiel

Profile

   

Case Front
Case Front

Case Rear
Case Rear

 

The Phantom 530 consists of a gloss-black finish with customary steel mesh screening venting the front and top. There is also steel mesh screening on the left side in case you want to add an additional fan.  This case sports a nice viewing window on the left side for showing off your hardware. The front also has a door that keeps three 5.25" bays hidden until you are ready to access them. 

This case will make a bold statement in anyone's work station!

On the next page, we'll take a closer look inside the case as we become familiar with the Phantom 530 case.