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Saturday, 30 July 2011

NZXT H2 Vs Phantom

I recently became the lucky owner of both of these beautiful PC cases through some competitions I entered and won. The silvery fronted case on the left is the NZXT H2 in white (also available in Black) and the larger white case with red stripes on the right is the Limited Edition version of the NZXT Phantom (also available in Red, White and Black)
After receiving them both I thought I'd write about them on here incase you need a new case at some point as I really would recommend investing in one of these NZXT ones as they really are great for the prices (the H2 retails around £83 and the phantom around £105) and for more information on NZXT please visit their website here.

Here's the essential bits that you'd need to know about each case:.

Case Specs
H2
Phantom
Case Type
Mid Tower Steel Full Tower Steel
Dimensions (WxHxD)
215 x 466 X 520 mm 222 x 540 X 623 mm
Weight
8.9 kg 11 kg
Motherboard Support
ATX
Baby AT
Micro ATX
ATX
Baby AT
E-ATX
Micro ATX
Internal Bays
8 INTERNAL 3.5"/2.5"  7 INTERNAL 3.5"/2.5"
External Bays
3 EXTERNAL 5.25" 5 EXTERNAL 5.25"
Fan Bays
4 x 120mm
1 x 140mm
3 x 120mm
1 x 140mm
2 x 200mm
Ports
1 x eSATA
1 x Headphone
1 x Mic In
3 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0 
1 x eSATA
1 x Headphone
1 x Mic In
2 x USB 2.0



Just looking at the image of the two cases I have to say the Phantom would have been my first choice of case and it is my favourite from the look of them BUT the H2 has a USB 3.0 port and the hot-swap HDD drive bay both of which are really attractive features.

We finally settled how to use these cases by deciding that the current PC will take up residence in the H2 in a few weeks time and the Phantom will be kept by for Dave's 40th. He didn't know what he wanted until I received these cases but now he's decided that he'd like to build another PC, a really high spec one with 3D and that he would be able to use to work on (believe me, it'll need to be really good for his work!lol) So this case will be the start of it, I'm going to be getting him a few bits for his Birthday towards it as well and hopefully others will too. It's good to see him excited over something and he really is over building this PC :-)

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