NZXT's Grid is an affordable 10-port fan hub with a twist.
Anyone can be a master at cable management, it just takes a little patience, planning, and careful execution. That doesn't mean it's easy. Some of today's cases come with more fan mounts than you have fingers to count, and if you take advantage of all that air cooling potential, cable management can quickly get out of hand. That's where NZXT's new Grid 10-port fan hub comes into play.
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.
Not everything in life is clear-cut. Take LED lighting in your PC for instance; some people love the look of colorful bulbs, while the same effect makes others want to claw their eyes out with a molex tool. If you fall into the former camp, NZXT's new "Hue" LED controller might just be up your alley. It's a premade lighting solution that seems flexible enough to satisfy DIYers who want custom rave club-like effects without worrying about inverters and grounding wires.
According to NZXT, fans of the company's Switch 810 chassis have practically been begging and pleading for more color options, and specifically, they want to see the enclosure dressed in Matte Black and Gunmetal. Well, you apparently asked, and NZXT has responded by releasing a 'Special Edition' version of the Switch 810 in what NZXT claims are "two of the most demanded color palettes."
NZXT's new Phantom 410 chassis only hit the streets in December, but apparently, finicky system builders have already grown tired of the red, white and black color options available at launch. Rather than telling said finicky system builders to shove it, NZXT polled them on Facebook, asking users which colors would be preferable on the case. The results are in in the form of the Phantom 410 Special Edition, which is available in four new hues.
You might think your brand new mobo, CPU, graphics card and case are fancy, but nothing kicks a custom PC build to the next level like individually braided power cables. Re-sleeving the individual cables on your power connectors can be incredibly time-intensive. Enter NZXT, and their new Premium Cables Starter Kit, which includes four of the most common cables you'll want spruce up.
There are more computer cases to choose from than you can shake a Shake Weight at, many of which are purpose built with a particular goal in mind, like sound proofing or extreme cooling performance, a pair of tasks that are often in conflict with each other. The new Switch 810 hybrid full tower chassis from NZXT is built with flexibility in mind for a variety of scenarios.
When we reviewed the NZXT Phantom case way back in the beginning of the year, one of the few drawbacks we noted was that despite rocking mid-size measurements, NZXT considered it a full-size tower. Now, the company is releasing the NZXT Phantom 410, a smaller version of the Phantom with a “crafted mid tower chassis.” Does that mean it’s really a small form factor case? Not quite.
After chasing gold (as in, 80 Plus Gold certification) with its HALE90 power supply series last year, NZXT is this time going after bronze. NZXT's new HALE82 power supply line is 80 Plus Bronze certified with 82 percent efficiency at 20 percent load, 85 percent efficient at 50 percent load, and 82 percent efficient at full throttle. Each HALE82 PSU is also quiet with a low-noise 120mm two-ball bearing fan, NZXT says.