NZXT Gamma Classic Series Case - Features, Specs and Closer Look

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NZXT Gamma Classic Series Case
Features, Specs and Closer Look
Installation and Final Thoughts

Features:

Before we jump into the technical specifications regarding this case, we'll cover some of the features of this case.  It seems to be made for the gamer who needs a lot of airflow, but it lacks fans.  Catch all of the details at the product page over at NZXT here.

The Gamma places a premium on effective airflow with 6 fan capability including dedicated VGA/CPU cooling and a unique front panel design that allows extra air to enter through the front. NZXT also includes pre-drilled watercooling holes on the backplate and mounting holes for a dual radiator at the top. Gamma gives you everything you need for a meticulously clean build with punched motherboard holes and a turned HDD cage which keeps cabling as discrete as possible.

  • 6 fan capability ( one rear 120mm included )
  • Black Interior
  • Meshed front panel allows for more airflow
  • Wire routing: motherboard punched holes allows for quick CPU bracket removable and optimal wire routing, turned HDD also helps with managing cables
  • Pre-drilled water cooling holes on the back plate
  • Front mounted USB, audio, and ESATA ports
  • Support for external dual radiator at the top of the chassis
  • High end graphics card support, the Gamma features space that is especially designed to fit longer 10." cards

Specs:

MODEL GAMMA SERIES
CASE TYPE MID TOWER Black interior chassis
FRONT PANEL MATERIAL Steel
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 190 X 449 X 508 mm
COOLING SYSTEM

FRONT, 1 x 120mm

SIDE, 2 x 120mm

TOP, 2 x 140/120mm
REAR, 1 x 120mm, 23db/42CFM (included)

DRIVE BAYS 11 DRIVE BAYS
4 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
7 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
MATERIAL(S) Steel Construction
EXPANSION SLOTS 7
POWER SUPPLY 500 WATT PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 ( OPTIONAL )
WEIGHT 6 KGS (W/O Power)
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT MOTHERBOARDS: ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT


Closer Look:

We'll start with a quick look at a few outside features that are worth mentioning.  First up is the middle-front of the case, which is pretty standard with a pair of USB2.0 ports, an eSATA port as well as a microphone and headphone jack.  These are located right next to the power and reset buttons - keeping all the interesting stuff grouped together in one place.  NZXT is always proud of whatever they make and they have their name boldly screen-printed on the top corner.  It's not too gaudy, and looks good.

Front Ports
Front Ports
NZXT Logo
NZXT Logo

 

Once we pop the side off the case, you can see what you are paying for with this unit.  The inside of the case is painted and looks just as nice as the outside of the case.  You can also see that there is a very large hole in the motherboard tray that will allow you to install large heatsinks that use a back-plate without removing the motherboard from the case.  This is a great feature that all cases should have in this day and age of massive HSFs.

Side Open Empty
Side Off
Front Profile Empty
Front View Inside
Rear Profile Empty
 Rear View Inside

 

The front and rear of the inside of the case looks clean and there is room for some cable management at the front of the case.  The bottom-mounted power supply option requires some extra management and this case doesn't disappoint. 

On the next page we'll drop in a system and see how installation goes, and if this case is a nice home for your gear.