I have been in the world of IT for over ten years and the names of tech companies can still amaze me. I'm not even sure if NXZT is an abbreviation or just a bunch of letters. Does the name of the company really matter? Not if you happen to be looking at the NXZT Zero Full Tower Aluminum Chassis, and that is exactly what we intend to do in this review.
Before taking a look at the NXZT Zero provided for review, let's take a look at some of the published information on this case as taken from the NXZT website...
» Full tower Light weight Aluminum Chassis
» Quad 12cm fans optimized for SLI and Crossfire Configurations
» Fully equiped Cooling system with Seven 12cm fans and 1 8cm fan
» Aluminum plated front panel
» See-through Smoked acrylic
» Screwless installation for 5.25", 3.5" and PCI devices
» Quad 12cm side fan setup
» Large capacity for hard drives and drive bay devices
» Ext. Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, Mic, IEEE 1394/FIREWIRE, Intel HD Audio Ready Headphone Jack
» Model: Zero Series
» Case Type: Full tower aluminum chassis
» Front Panel Material: Plastic/aluminum
» Dimensiona (W x H x D): 210.5 X 532 X 520 mm
» Cooling System:
» Front: 1 X 120 mm fan (included)
» Rear: 2 X 120 mm fan (included)
» Side Panel: 4 X 120mm fan (included)
» Top: 1 X 80mm fan (included)
» Drive Bays: 13 Drive bays
» 5 External 5.25" Drive bays
» 2 External 3.5 " Drive bays
» 6 Internal 3.5" Drive bays
» Screwless rail design
» Material(s): Aluminum construction
» Expansion Slots: 7
» Power Supply: 500 Watt PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 (Optional)
» Weight: 7.35 Kgs (w/o power)
» Motherboard Support: ATX, Micro-ATX, Baby AT, Mini ATX
The features and specifications make it clear you get a good number of 120mm fans with the Zero case. It has been my experience that a case with that many fans is going to be loud. Loud cases are so 2004, and this is 2007 (actually it was 2006 when we got the case). I, like most of you, have gotten tired of all these loud fans trying to keep our expensive computers cool. With that said, I am going to hold NXZT to a high standard... I don't want loud, whiny fans!
The packaging for the NZXT Zero is typical for many brands of computer cases on the market. You get a few views of the product inside, as well as a good deal of information on the features and specifications. Inside, the case is well protected to make sure it arrives at your home safely if you happen to buy it online.