NZXT S340 Mid Tower Chassis Review – Best Case under $70?


The NZXT S340 has a very simple design, and almost Zen like design. One thing that really caught our attention is the fact that it is 90% steel and only 10% plastic, this is unexpected in a budget case and was a very big plus!

The NZXT logo is barely noticeable on the front of the case this understated look is something that fits our tastes well.  It is equipped with a single 140mm FN V2 fan although a second one can be added. 

It comes with a 120mm FN V2 fan on the rear and 7 vented expansion slots as well as a bracket on the bottom for the PSU. Its dimensions are 7.8 x 17.5 x 17 inches and weighs in at 15.5 pounds. This is rather compact for a full ATX case and makes it fantastic for someone without a lot of room in their workspace.

The main side panel has a large clear window to show off your main components, although this material is incredibly easy to scratch, we scratched ours just removing the side panel with a fingernail. This is one thing we think NZXT should have rethought. On the flip side both side panels come with thumb screws which stay attached to the panels. As system builders we can tell you what a wonderful addition that makes.

The front panel has to be taken off in order to get to the magnetic dust filter, which was a breeze to remove, clean, and replace.

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On the top of the case we get our front panel connectors, the 3.5 inch Mic and Headphone jack as always with 2 USB 3.0 ports and a nice large power button. One small gripe is the metal seemed to get dirty quite easily.

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The top of the case comes with another 120mm FN V2 fan, unfortunately due to the footprint of the case even if there was the appropriate hardware mounts a radiator on the top isn’t feasible.

One thing we do like is the dust filter, although it’s not as nice as the front one and rather flimsy, we are getting a bit nit-picky here as this is a sub $100 case.

NXZT S340 final (3 of 6)One thing we really like is the glossy paint, it adds a bit of character and keeps the case from being too plain. It is kind of surprising seeing NZXT go for such an understated design, although the Source line has always been about clean lines.

Today we have privilege of looking at the NZXT S340 case, which while the original Phantom cases were less then impressive, we were looking to the S340 to make a bold statement. The S340 is a case that wants to make a statement about what you can get in a value case. NZXT has recently been making a strong push into the case market, against the likes of Corsair, Cooler Master and Fractal, with its recent H440 they have taken a strong hold in the chassis market. As system builders we have a lot of experience in what to look for in a…

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A Great Case!

The NZXT S340 is a very solid and recommended case. While it is not perfect, it is still a strong contender for best case under $70!

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