As with most computer components, PC cases come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and of course prices. The key is finding the right case at a price that’s right for you. Today I have the pleasure of looking at a new chassis from NZXT that is available from Amazon for $69.99 shipped, the S340. The NZXT S340 is a sleek looking chassis that isn’t going to break the bank that is part of the NZXT Source product stack.
The NZXT S340 is built to be a sturdy chassis and steel makes up 90% of the cases construction material. While steel isn’t the lightest material out there, it does provide the chassis with much more durability. Though it does make for a little bit heavier chassis, the S340 weighs in at ~15.5Lbs or 7.05Kg for those across the pond. Though 15.5Lbs isn’t all that heavy for a chassis that measures 7.9″x 17.5″x 17″, it’s a pretty decent size to weight ratio. The parts that aren’t made from SECC Steel are made of ABS plastic.
The NZXT S340 is the first chassis that I’ve had the chance to look at that has eliminated the optical drive bay. It really does free up the interior of the chassis and gives it a nice clean look not having a bulky drive cage at the front of the chassis. Not having the drive cage up front really opens up the interior of the S340, there’s definitely going to be plenty of room to work when it comes to the build.
The retail packaging for the NZXT S340 is pretty slick. The packaging is the case window surrounded by the chassis. I really like the way they NZXT did this, one of the more unique ways I’ve seen case packaging done.
The primary colors available for the NZXT S340 are black and white, the packaging emulates what the case will look like with a system installed. The box is a nice heavy duty cardboard, during it’s time being shipped to me, the retail box held up pretty well.
Pulling the NZXT S340 out of the box it’s wrapped in plastic and protected with some heavy duty Styrofoam on each end. This protects it during the hazards and woes of shipping!
|NZXT S340 Features & Specifications|
|Model Number||CA-S340W-W1 (White)
|Drive Bays||External 5.25″: 0
Internal 3.5″: 2+1
Internal 2.5″: 2
|Cooling System||Front: 2x 140/2x120mm
Top: 1x 140/120mm (1 x 120mm FN V2 Fans Included)
Rear: 1x 120mm (1 x 120mm FN V2 Fan Included)
|Radiator Support||Front 2 x 140 or 2 x 120mm
Rear 1 x 120mm
|Clearance||GPU Clearance With Radiator: 334mm
GPU Clearance Without Radiator: 364mm
CPU Cooler: 161mm
Cable Management: Lowest Point – 17mm; Highest Point 168mm
|Dimensions||200mm x 445mm x 432mm|
|Material||SECC Steel, ABS Plastic|
|Motherboard Support||Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX|
|External Electronics||1 x Audio/Mic
2x USB 3.0
|Product Weight||7.05 kg|
|USB 3.0 Ports||2|
Now that we’ve taken a look at the features of the NZXT S340 mid-tower chassis as well as the retail packaging, I can finish peeling off the packaging and we can take a look at the exterior of the NZXT S340 on the next page!