The NZXT Khaos Case

by Christoph Katzer on 8/27/2008 8:00 PM EST


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  • theangryintern - Friday, September 05, 2008 - link

    it kinda reminds me of the new case Dell is using for the XPS machines Reply
  • Tindytim - Sunday, August 31, 2008 - link

    Did they make those out of recycled TIE fighters?

    I don't think liking straight lines is 'old school'. The next case I'm getting will be an Antec:">
  • steveyballme - Friday, August 29, 2008 - link

    Now I understand why people buy Macs!">
  • teryan2006 - Friday, August 29, 2008 - link

    I agree. This has to be one of the ugliest looking case I have ever seen. Reply
  • Christoph Katzer - Saturday, August 30, 2008 - link

    Alright folks I will come up with some others ones soon ;) Reply
  • yyrkoon - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - link

    Call me old school, or whatever, but I like clean lines on my case exterior, and this one seems to attempt to be too trendy. I have to agree with the first poster, Lian Li makes much better looking cases, and for cheaper.

    The interior however I feel was extremely well thought out. I like the hinged motherboard tray, and the 120mm fans on the drive cages are really nice. This case seems to have taken the best things about the Antec p182, and built on them.
  • mmntech - Friday, August 29, 2008 - link

    I don't know about trendy. I thought the mainstream was moving away from full tower units. I think the Khaos is pretty ugly. It looks like the old IBM server chassis. That's what I think this is, a server case that they're attempting to remarket at gamers. The modular design is handy though. A removable motherboard tray is something that should have been integrated into all enthusiast cases a long time ago. Reply
  • Omega215D - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - link

    For the money I'd rather have my CoolerMaster Cosmos S than the NZXT case. Reply
  • nubie - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - link

    Nice, but a Lian Li is better looking (my opinion) and just as well put together (possibly better), for less money.

    Can you remove the hinge pin on the motherboard tray to install the heatsink first? The way it looks to me is that you could put the extra large heatsink on the motherboard with the tray completely removed. Then attach with top screws and finally put the hinge rod back in.

    But this may or may not be easier depending on your heatsink. I put a Scythe Infinity Mugen on a P5NE-SLi with a bolt kit and it was nearly impossible to install even with the motherboard out of the case. If the Scythe came with a bolt kit and holes through the fins so you could use a long screwdriver it would be nice. (I know I know, there are better heatsinks, this one cost $45 with fan and was for overclocking a Celeron 430.)
  • nubie - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - link

    Actually, this case does look pretty cool, but for the price I don't think I would spring for it. $250 or so and it will be a pretty popular case though. Reply

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