ATX Mid Tower
Side Panel Window
Power Supply Shroud
Front Panel USB
Motherboard Form Factor
- Mini ITX
- Micro ATX
Full-Height Expansion Slots
Half-Height Expansion Slots
Maximum Video Card Length
- 334 mm / 13.15" With Drive Cages
- 364 mm / 14.331" Without Drive Cages
Internal 2.5" Bays
Internal 3.5" Bays
- 230 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build Polaris
Good case with some minor flaws like ; no fan filter on bottom , nothing to prevent vibration for hard drives , no removable hdd cage , small support on radiators , lack of another fan on top / radiator support on top and a really bad stock side panel,scratches easily.(nzxt even sent me a 2nd one for free)
- 148 points
- 55 months ago
from completed build White Widow
I love and hate this case. I love it for its simplicity, aesthetics, and seemingly solid construction. However, with a case in this price range not every thing is going to be perfect. Keep in mind this is definitely on the smaller end of mid tower cases.
Pros: Cost, design, construction, basement, cable management (read more below for pros)
The PSU shroud/basement is great. (This needs to be a feature on so many more cases) If you are doing custom length cables, you really need to plan ahead and plug as you go (this is going off using a fully modular psu) It can be really tight to try and get your fingers in there to plug the cables in. The PSU is attached to a removable back plate which is very nice feature when building, allows you some extra room to plug in the cables)
It comes with a 3.5" drive cage in the basement. It can hold two in the cage and one mounted directly below it attached by screwing from the bottom of the case. (no rubber or vibration dampening, :( ... I know its only a $70 case) With a little work you can remove the cage all together, if you don't need 3.5" drives. This would give you all the room you could need for the PSU problems mentioned above. Also note, that there is a place to mount two SSDs on top of the PSU cover. Who doesn't want to show those off??
I'm amazed how how easy it was to manage the cables in the case. For being as small as it is and with very little clearance on the back side, its great. They solved this issue by using this cable management bar that protrudes into the case. This allows you to pass cables back and forth seamlessly. Thinner at the bottom and wider at the top to allow for those bulky 24 pin connectors. Really is a great design.
Cons: Finish, window, door clearance, no 5.25" bays (this isnt a con for me but you should know it doesnt have any.
Ok again this is a $70 dollar case so I can't really complain that much. The finish on this case is super easy to scratch. I mean a fart and a dust particle could scratch it. However, there is a simple solution to fix this. Get some high grade car wax and put multiple coats on, at least 3. Takes a little time but it makes it super easy to wipe off finger prints with the high gloss finish (exterior). The entire is a nice flat black, very sleek.
The window is also easy to scratch, same solution as the exterior finish. Put some wax on it first thing. And you'll be good to go.
This is probably my biggest problem with the case. And only because of how I configured it. Like I said its a small case, but after I put in the rear 120mm Radiator, I couldn't put the panel back on because of the window hardware on the back side of the panel. I'm talking 1 to 2mm of clearance is all I would of needed. I ended up take a dremel and sanding down the acrylic to get the clearance I needed.
Other thoughts: Case comes with a magnetic front air filter, nice quality. The bottom psu fan filter is lacking for sure. Again back to that $70. Its just a cheap plastic filter that fits into some grooves. However, it serves its purpose.
It has nice tall feet to allow the PSU to breath, even on carpet (good thinking NZXT).
Top exhaust grill will allow for either a 120 or 140mm fan. Rear case, supports only 120mm. Front will support both 120 and 140mm (2 slots).
I would really like to see NZXT expand on this case for a future product. I would like to see a more expensive case so that it could include the following: 1) Rubber mounting system for the 3.5" bays in the basement. 2) A rail to slide the 3.5" bays in and out. (make it easier for those who do not need it) 3) Higher quality, less scratch resistant finish 4) Better bottom psu filter (framed) 5) at least 2mm of width added so that the panel window wont contact a rear mounted radiator.
- 70 points
- 58 months ago
from completed build Black Rose
Love, love, love this case. The detail that went into it, the cable management options, the hidden hard drives yet exposed SSD's, the room inside for larger cards, the fan options. All go together with a well made case.
- 40 points
- 49 months ago
from completed build Minimalistic First Build
Really dig the look of this case. It's simple, has great cable management, and dust filters (especially important when you have cats)
- 39 points
- 47 months ago
from completed build Come to the dark side...
I love this case. The layout and spacing for cables is great. It's big enough for the massive Sapphire card(which is very long!)
- 30 points
- 59 months ago
from completed build My Very first Gaming PC Build....
I love this tower. It is a good choice if you want a case that conceals the wiring connecting to components, plus a nice display to view your pc parts. One of my biggest complaint though is that the tower are prone to scratches on both the tower and the display window.... so be careful when handling
- 28 points
- 53 months ago
from completed build Delcar
This case has everything going for it: great organization; nice airflow and; so on and so forth. HOWEVER, the window is a piece of utter unspeakable crap. Jeez! This thing scratches so easily I think if I were to breath on it the water molecules in my breath would scratch it. This is a fatal flaw and if NZXT hadn't of given me a new one things would of gotten ugly. All in all I must say it is a good case except for that window!
- 28 points
- 46 months ago
from completed build The computer that I built. AMD based
A joy to work in. Great value case. Also looks great. I decided to go with the full black version instead of the red/black version. And it does look more subtle and more options if I do a rebuild in the case later on.
- 26 points
- 34 months ago
from completed build £900 Ryzen Build
The NZXT S340 is one of the best cases around. Plenty of room for cable management, 2 included fans and dust filters, along with a sleek design. Would've liked if there could've been 2x120mm fan mounts on the top but it's no biggie.
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