NZXT's monstrous Phantom 630 enclosure holds up to nine drives.
To quote Clash of the Titans, "Release the Kraken!" Actually, NZXT already did that back in October, the Kraken being a self-contained liquid cooling system and not a giant squid-like monster that eats sailors for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. NZXT had its Kraken on display in its suite at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), along with its new Phantom 630 computer case. The Phantom 630 is the kind of case that will make a cable management guru froth at the mouth, and we captured it on video so that you can, too.
The savviest system builder of the Seven Seas and Online Editor Jimmy Thang spent some time examining the Phantom 630, an "enthusiast steel ultra tower" with lots of elbow room. It's actually shorter than NZXT's Phantom 820, but noticeably wider to accommodate clusters of cables.
NZXT claims it spent a year developing this case, and the end result of all that R&D is a chassis loaded to the hilt with drive bays. If all you're going to do is run one or two solid state drives (SSDs), you can take advantage of a pair of SSD mounts in the backside of the motherboard tray, and then remove the drive cages for better airflow.
As you can see in the video below, there are lots of cable cutouts, along with a split-level motherboard tray that provides additional space in the back to hide those cords. Needless to say, we can't wait to review this case.
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