NZXT S340

Rolling on the success of the H440, NZXT recently released another 5.25” bayless case; the S340. When I heard the news I was curious to see what they would do with the case. The S340’s price point of $70 (at time of review) puts it $40-$50 less than the larger H440 (at time of review). While this makes the case more wallet friendly, I wondered just how much NZXT would have to sacrifice to pass on the savings to the consumer. I’ll be going over the S340 in detail below, as well as comparing it to the H440 along the way. I think it will be beneficial to compare the cases along a few key points as they are very similar and geared towards the same audience (in terms of aesthetic taste).

Link to NZXT’s S340 page: http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/151-s340-mid-tower-atx-case.html

As mentioned above, retail price for the case is currently $69.99 on Newegg at the time of this review.

Here are the technical specifications from NZXT:

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7 thoughts on “NZXT S340

  1. Yeah, I agree…this is a good review and a proper showcase of how the cablemanagement bar doubles as a reservoir bracket as explained in Dmitri’s video.
     
    Stuart, buddy, would you recommend this case to people who are looking to build a full on watercooling build inside of the S340(but who may be a specific budget to not spend more on case but more hardware, i.e: GPU, blocks, watercooling gear)?
     
    Edit:
    let me rephrase that, I have an Alphacool 240 Monsta rad and I’m interested in building it inside this particular case as anything beyond this case exceeds size and budget.

  2. Gentlemen we are living in a glorious time for case design. The case manufactures are fighting to one up each other with features. This allows us to use our time for more creative modding, instead of just fixing the Manufactures short comings. Great review Bro!  

  3. Killer build Stu, my first case was a NZXT so I have a soft corner for them. I like how NZXT is starting to get creative with their designs. More manufacturers should do the same. The S340 looks like the perfect black canvas for a mod. 

  4. Excellent review, and super clean build!

     
    Thanks Bill, have to admit it’s so easy to get a nice build out of this case.
     

    Yeah, I agree…this is a good review and a proper showcase of how the cablemanagement bar doubles as a reservoir bracket as explained in Dmitri’s video.
     
    Stuart, buddy, would you recommend this case to people who are looking to build a full on watercooling build inside of the S340(but who may be a specific budget to not spend more on case but more hardware, i.e: GPU, blocks, watercooling gear)?
     
    Edit:
    let me rephrase that, I have an Alphacool 240 Monsta rad and I’m interested in building it inside this particular case as anything beyond this case exceeds size and budget.

     
    Fitting a Monsta in this case is going to be real tight.  At 60mm past the front wall you’re going to have to take the wire shroud off.  If you run a push config I think it would be doable, Push/pull and you might run the risk of running into your graphics cards if they’re long.  You’ll have to figure out a place for your res and pump as well, taking out the 3.5″ drive cage in the case basement would be a good option I think if you don’t need it.
     

    Gentlemen we are living in a glorious time for case design. The case manufactures are fighting to one up each other with features. This allows us to use our time for more creative modding, instead of just fixing the Manufactures short comings. Great review Bro!  

     
    I agree Mike, I hope the manufacturers keep giving us great features, it makes it hard to pick a case because there are so many great options out there.
     

    Killer build Stu, my first case was a NZXT so I have a soft corner for them. I like how NZXT is starting to get creative with their designs. More manufacturers should do the same. The S340 looks like the perfect black canvas for a mod. 

     
    Thanks Cap’n!  It’s good to see NZXT offer cases like this to push new designs and I think it’s a great question to ask PC builders: do I really need 5.25″ bay access?

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