NZXT Phantom 530

The original NZXT Phantom, introduced in 2010, was a very edgy case for design. It was packed with features, and proved to be a highly rated case for water-cooling. I was never much of a fan of the aesthetic personally, but that’s just my opinion. With the popularity of the original Phantom still looming, NZXT has brought the Phantom 530 to market. The Phantom 530 is intended to be the direct replacement of the original Phantom.

I must say, though I didn’t much care for the aesthetic of the original Phantom, the Phantom 530 does sit well with me. It’s edgy enough to be different, but still subtle enough to fit my taste. The combination of hard edges, angles, black mesh, and a factory window all work very well together.

Claiming to feature excellent airflow, fully modular hard drive mounting space, and extensive water-cooling support, will the Phantom 530 be able to fill the shoes of the original Phantom? Let’s take a look.

More features and stock photos can be found on NZXT’s website:

Specifications List from NZXT

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7 thoughts on “NZXT Phantom 530

  1. This was a great review! I love that we can get high-res/clear photos of the insides and outs of new products. I kinda hate when a company releases a new product with only like 4 pictures lol (top, left, right and backside). Awesome reveiw Mosquito!

  2. Thanks Jay, I would agree! We all (modders) seem to look at things in a similar way, and just a few stock photos don’t suffice to appease our curiosity lol

    Thanks Bill!

  3. I’m not a fan of hard disk racks but freely admit the system NZXT have adopted with the 530 works so so well, I just wish case manufacturers on the whole (not just NZXT) would drop the side panel fan mount thing; that’s what a hole saw is for :D
    Anther great review Chris, thank you.

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