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NZXT Whisper Case


by Grace - 14th January 2009
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Introduction


NZXT were founded only 4 years ago in L.A. California, they managed not only to quickly earn a good reputable worldwide but to easily compete with some of the most well known companies in the field. Today we will have a look at one of their latest products, the Whisper full tower case. According to NZXT the Whisper is a step up from the Hush, the silent midi tower case we reviewed several months ago.

Manufacturer's Features and Specifications

MODEL Whisper SERIES
CASE TYPE FULL TOWER Steel
FRONT PANEL MATERIAL ALUMINUM/PLASTIC
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 211.5 X 521.5 X 562 mm
COOLING SYSTEM FRONT, 1 X 120mm Blue LED (included)
REAR, 1 X 120mm, 2 x 80mm fans (included)
DRIVE BAYS 6 DRIVE BAYS
6 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
1 3.5" External bracket
9 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
Screwless Rail Design
MATERIAL(S) Steel Construction
EXPANSION SLOTS 7
POWER SUPPLY 500 WATT PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 ( OPTIONAL )
WEIGHT 12.3 KGS (W/O Power)
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT MOTHERBOARDS: E-ATX ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT
  • Silent Performance :: 10mm noise dampening foam pads both side panels and the top panel, rubber grommets reduce vibration noise on the Hard Drives, and a padded PSU holder dramatically reduce acoustic levels within the chassis
  • Maximum Expandability :: Space for 9 hard drives and a total of six 5.25" bays with ample room for large expansion cards
  • Simple Installation :: Pre-drilled wire management system makes it easy to route your cables and the screwless installation means you won't be constantly reaching for your tools
  • Advanced Cooling :: Whisper includes 4 fans( 1 x 120mm Blue LED Intake, 1 x 120mm Black Rear Exhaust, and 2 x 80mm Rear Exhaust). Bottom mounted PSU separates the heat given off by the PSU and motherboard

Packaging and Bundle




The Whisper is shipped inside a sturdy cardboard box and it is well supported by pieces of Styrofoam which are also reinforced by cardboard pieces at the edges. This package should be able to provide more than enough protection to the case during shipping. There is almost no artwork on the box and the overall theme appears very dark and mundane, but there is enough information about the case around the sides.

The bundle of the Whisper may not be very in depth, but it is well thought out. Most of the screws are black and they are separated by type into plastic bags. There is a cable management knot which is adhesive and you can place it wherever you like and also a silicone PSU holder flange which will absorb any vibrations arising from the PSU.
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