Solved NZXT Phantom 820 tower chassis questions

October 28, 2014 at 13:47:11
Specs: Windows 7 64bits

I decided to replace my current case (Rosewill Blackhawk) with a NZXT Phantom 820 and my current heatsink (Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO) with a NZXT Kraken X61.
I have one question however. Are the OEM fans of the case good enough? I've heard many good things about the Noctua F-12s or A-14s. Money isn't really an issue. Further, would it be worth it to add more fans? If yes, which ones? Product page:

My computer's specs: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Intel i7 4930 2x G.Skill 8GB DDR3 2x Gigabyte G1 GTX 980 4GB 750W Rosewill Xtreme PSU

See More: NZXT Phantom 820 tower chassis questions

Report •

October 29, 2014 at 01:56:00
✔ Best Answer
I have a NZXT case however its an older model to this one, the fans on them are awesome, they are static pressure fans which are very quitet even on full pelt, they can push air through the case very efficiently. The only downside to this case is the bottom mounted PSU, but to be honest iv not noticed anything considerable in terms on heat, but others on this forum do tend to advise against it, for valid reason of course.

Anyways back to your question, i dont think you need to change the fans out, on almost all my cases in the past i have had to swap fans out due to them failing, i think iv had my machine for about 2 maybe 3 years now and it runs almost all day and the fans are still going strong. They are decent fans, perform quietly and are effective.

usually the idea is to have ONE fan at the front sucking air in, and ONE fan at the back exhausting air, This is the tried and tested setup, adding side fans or top fans can disturb the air flow. This would probably be the best setup, however seeing as our cases have top and side mounted fans why not use them? i am and again i dont see any problems with high temperatures - do a lot of gaming on my machine and it seems to be ok.

Not sure if iv helped or confused you, however to summaries keeo the fans NZXT seem to got this right in my opinion and experience.

Nice case by the way :)

Report •

October 31, 2014 at 10:39:38
"Money isn't really an issue"

Apparently. But $350+ seems like a lot to spend on items that will offer little to no performance benefits.

Report •
Related Solutions

Ask Question