NZXT Whisper Case Review - Thoughts, Impressions and Installation

Article Index
NZXT Whisper Case Review
Thoughts, Impressions and Installation
Whisper Performance and Conclusion
 

Thoughts / Impressions:

The case itself is huge, I couldn't believe my eyes, 521.5 mm doesn't seem high at first glance but when you put it into perspective that is more than half a meter high! I thought the M998 case was high but the Whisper is actually about an inch taller! 

 Comparable Size
Comparable Size
 Case Door
Case Door

 

The door on the front is nothing special, the power button is usable when the door is shut but everything else is behind, so if the optical drives get used a lot it may become annoying.


The I/O panel is not behind the door however and is conveniently located at the top of the case via a pop out panel. This is very handy especially when you want to leave something plugged in for a while so then the door can close without hindrance. It did feel like it could break off very easily if the right pressure was applied.

 IO Panel
IO Panel

 

Inside the case there is padding in the case side for silence, it definitely doesn't add anything to the aesthetics but without any windows who really cares? We will also take a look at cooling later in the review, that padding could potentially trap a lot of heat.

 In-Case Padding
In-Case Padding
 Inside
Inside

 

In the huge amount of space inside the case there are 7 HDD bays, each come equipped with screw holes available for both 2.5" and 3.5" drive bays. As well as rubber rings to decrease vibrations from the HDDs.  The case also came with an impressive display of accessories to it, tons of screws for HDDs, a rubber rectangle for the PSU vibrations, and even a tiny speaker.

 

Installation:

Getting the system into the case was really easy; the holes for the Motherboard mounts were all labeled so that even a beginner could do it. The cable management system was really handy as well, an experienced system builder would be able to have everything tucked away so that no one would be able to see them, fortunately even for beginners such as myself it was fairly easy to figure out. 

The hard drive trays are kept separately from the motherboard, right beside the power supply, this helps keep out the clutter of cables from crisscrossing over the motherboard. It also makes it easy to hide cables behind the HDD trays.