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: http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/134-phantom-530.html
Specifications List from NZXT