NZXT Guardian 921

On First Page2. The Case (Exterior)


Introduction

NZXT are a well known company for their computer cases and case accessories. They focus almost entirely on these, with the only exception being the latest series of power supplies. They also design most of their products for gamers and modders, therefore they sport an exotic and unique appearance. We reviewed many of NZXT’s cases in the past and today we will review one of their latest additions to their products range, the Guardian 921. The Guardian 921 is designed to offer the best value for your money, being loaded with a lot of features and with a unique but not kitschy exterior. We will carefully examine the case and its features in this review.

Manufacturer’s Features and Specifications

MODEL
GUARDIAN 921
CASE TYPE
MID TOWER STEEL CHASSIS
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
206X459X522 mm
COOLING SYSTEM
FRONT, 1 X 120 mm BLUE LED FAN [Included]
REAR, 1 X 120 mm FAN [Included]
SIDE PANEL, 1 X 120 mm BLUE LED FAN [Included]
DRIVE BAYS
9 DRIVE BAYS
3 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
2 EXTERNAL 3.5 " DRIVE BAYS
4 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
SCREWLESS RAIL DESIGN
MATERIAL(S)
SECC STEEL CHASSIS
EXPANSION SLOTS
7
POWER SUPPLY
400 WATT PS2 ATX 12V ( OPTIONAL )
WEIGHT
8.2 KGS (W/O Power)
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT
MOTHERBOARDS: ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT
  • NZXT Crafted Series Design: NZXT’s latest addition to the Crafted Series takes cues from gaming culture with elegant curves and a newly designed clear side panel.
  • Spacious Interior and Solid Construction: Built from solid .88mm and 1.00mm steel, the Guardian 921 gives the user ample space for large, high-end video cards and space for up to four internal hard drives.
  • Constant Temperature Monitoring: Three temperature probe monitoring system allows the user to constantly gauge thermals within the system at all times to prevent overheating.
  • Multimedia and peripheral inputs: E-SATA, Intel HD audio, mic, and two USB inputs are standards with the guardian 921 allowing for maximum peripheral input.
  • Silent Cooling: Comes standard with 3 120mm fans installed to maximize cooling performance with minimal noise.

Packaging and Bundle

The Guardian 921 is shipped inside a fairly sturdy cardboard box and it is well supported by pieces of Styrofoam. While it is not a lightweight case and it has plastic parts, this kind of packaging should offer adequate protection during shipping. The artwork on the box is quite flashy as NZXT is heavily trying to promote the design of the Guardian’s side panel.

Although NZXT made sure that nothing essential will be missing, the bundle of the Guardian 921 can be considered to be poor. There is a good manual, HDD drive rails and all of the necessary screws and stand-offs but that is everything you are going to get along with this product.

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