NZXT Khaos Welded Aluminum Full Tower PC CaseThu, Apr 09, 2009 - 12:00 AM
First things first: the Khaos is massive, heavy for an all aluminum case. This is mainly due to it being made of thick aluminum and the heatsink styling feature we will see more of in a second. Now we have that out of the way. On to the looks, the front of the Khaos has two 120mm fans. These fans are in front of the drive cages, more on this in a minute. Above the fans are the external 5.25” bays. One of these can be converted to a 3.5” bay via the included drive adaptor; no 5.25” to 3.5” faceplate is included. The sides of the Khaos have a mesh grill down the center.
Looking at the top of the Khaos we can see the front panel buttons, power and drive activity LEDs, and in the back a 140mm fan. In the middle of the case is a heatsink looking feature that is solid aluminum, and near as I can tell does nothing but look cool.
Under a little door are the front I/O panel connections for audio, USB, e1394, and eSATA.
Moving to the back of the Khaos we can see that NZXT was nice and included a handle to help haul the Khaos around. Below that is a 120mm exhaust fan, the expansion slot covers, water cooling tube pass through grommets, and the PSU area at the bottom. Now, here is where the Khaos is a little different than most. NZXT has built in the ability to run dual PSUs. All that’s needed is to remove the beauty plate that covers the other PSU bay. NZXT also includes a wire harness to tie the two PSU units together — more on this in a minute.
Looking at the bottom of the Khaos we can see a vent under the PSU area in the back, more of the heatsink feature in the middle, and a very nice feature, wheels, in the front. The wheels are rubber coated and roll very smoothly and definitely make moving the Khaos a much easier task.