• NZXT @ CES 2012

Hey folks, Valkor here. And I'm back again with more CES 2012 treats. I took a little time off to get my head straight; I shouldn't have dove back into things so soon after CES, but now that I've taken a much needed few days of "me time", I'm back to form. Next up, I pay a visit with the folks at NZXT, makers of all things computer cases and more, to see what they have in store for the year ahead.

NZXT, established in 2004, is one of the premiere makers of PC parts, specifically computer cases. Their cases are designed with the hardcore gamer in mind and the company is popular worldwide! And with good reason, I mean if you haven't seen the types of cases this company produces, then just take a look below at some of their premiere designs.

NZXT Lexa Tower

NZXT Hades Tower

NZXT Khaos Tower

I briefly met with the NZXT folks, while in party mode at their "Back to Geek" party, which was in conjunction with Zotac, ADATA, and ibuypower. And I caught the chance to checked out their modded cases that were on hand, plus I walked away with a tempest 410 case (sweet!!).However, it wasn't until I met with the NZXT folks in a more quiet and sane environment at their suite in the Palazzo that I got to learn more about teh company and their offerings.

Switch 810 - This baby was already decked out with 8k worth of equipment inside - stuff that PC dreams are made of, capable of taking your pc gaming to new heights. This steel hybrid tower can be configured in a number of ways and can be set up to use different cooling methods. The case features 4 external bays (5.25"), 6 internal bays (3.5"), and 9 expansion slots. The case has a pair of pull-out dust filters, can fit seveal types of motherboards including - E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, MICRO-ATX, Mini-ITX. Finally if you can take a look at one of the images, you'll see that the Switch 810 has enough space on teh side to store all your wiring without causing a huge mess internally.

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Vulcan: Batman Themed Mod - This modded Micro-ATZ case, built by James Fislar, takes NZXT's original idea and wraps it around DC Entertainment and Rocksteady Games crowning achievement - Batman Arkham City. The Vulcan case (not modded) is an mATX gaming chassis, with dual5.25" slots and 3.5" slots, removable hard drive cage, dual external watercooling cut outs, and so much more. I wondered if the Bat insignia lit up from the back and as you can see from the pic below... oh yes, it can.

NZXT Vulcan Batman Mod Case

NZXT Vulcan Batman Mod Case

Phantom 410 - The successor of NZXT's Phantom case, the Phantom 410 is a mid tower that comes in an assortment of colors chosen by the fans from the company's Facebook page and features 3 5.25" and 6 3.5" bays, 30W fan control, removable HDD cage, and supports 3 types of motherboards - ATX, MICRO-ATX, MINI-ITX.

NZXT Phantom 410

NZXT Phantom 410

NZXT Phantom 410

I wanna thank the guys from NZXT for allowing the Val-Man to hang out with them and checkin out their goods. Hopefully we can do more coverage for them in the future. But for now I hope you guys enjoyed this preview of NZXT product and stay tuned for more CES 2012 treats.