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NZXT reveals new case line-up at Computex

Tom Morgan
7 Jun 2013
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A new Phantom leads the 2013 NZXT case line-up, with silent cases to follow and rumours of a Mini-ITX model in the works, along with new PSUs

There have been a whole host of new components launched at this year's Computex show in Taipei, and NZXT made sure it didn't come to the party empty handed, revealing two new cases and an entry-level modular power supply.

First up, the Phantom 530 - it's a refinement of the existing Phantom design, which has fans and opponents of its radical styling in equal measure. The 530 gains a larger front door, but reduces the amount of extra trim around the front and roof for a more streamlined look.

NZXT Computex line-up

As we've come to expect from NZXT, there are plenty of cable management holes built into the motherboards tray, removable drive cages and an integrated fan controller. Water-cooling is fully supported, with room for a triple-120mm radiator in the roof and a double 120mm radiator in the front. The side panel is larger than ever too, letting enterprising modders show off their builds.

NZXT Computex line-up

Initially available in a choice of black, white or red, the Phantom 530 is expected to be available in the coming months for around $120 - UK pricing has yet to be confirmed.

NZXT's silent H range also gained a new addition - the H230. It's an entry-level ATX case with noise-dampening foam on the side panels, a minimal appearance and bargain price - we were told it would go on sale for around $65, which should see it well into budget territory when it reaches the UK.

NZXT Computex line-up

Cases weren't the only things on show - the HALE82 V2 power supply looks to be one of the cheapest fully modular PSUs around. Expected to launch at roughly €70 for a 500W model or €90 for a 700w model, the 80+ Bronze certified PSUs include a 135mm fan for quieter cooling and a 50,000+ hour Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), three year warranty.

NZXT Computex line-up

However, the best news is for UK customers - a special 220v model, known as the Hale82 V2S, will be arriving in the coming months. It will provide 750w of power, but only cost the equivalent of €60, making it a seriously tempting proposition for anyone looking to build a new PC or upgrade the PSU on an existing one.

NZXT Computex line-up

Finally, we got a sneak peek at a prototype water-cooling fitting, which will let overclockers add any graphics card to an Asetek all-in-one liquid cooling system. It's far from finished, but looks promising to anyone looking to push their system to the limit, without breaking the bank.

NZXT Computex line-up

NZXT hasn't even given this new product a name yet, so we're a long way from launch, but we'll be keeping an eye on it and will bring you an update when we have news.

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