|NZXT Whisper Full-Tower Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Alex Hanson - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 23 December 2008|
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NZXT Whisper Case
I've owned my fair share of computer cases over the years from the full sized towers to the small form factor ones, from the loud and obnoxious gaming cases to the subtle and quiet ones. The Whisper from NZXT at first glance and the name of course would imply that this would fall into the category of subtle and quiet. I prefer the conservative and subdued style like the whisper offers. Maybe it's my age showing but I just like computer cases to have a more "professional" looking appearance to them. I've noticed recently, and probably many of you too, that the line between mid sized and full sized towers seems to be blurred. I've even seen the Whisper advertised as both a mid sized and a full sized tower. NZXT officially calls it a full sized tower but I've seen some mid sized towers that were equally if not bigger than this one. NZXT already offers a silent computing case called the HU001 (aka Hush) but it's a mid sized tower for which the Whisper builds and improves upon.
Every so-called "quiet" computer case I've come across in the past has never really made me that excited about it. They usually exchange noise for cooling performance and it seems virtually impossible to have both unless you go with liquid cooling. I've been looking for a new home for my PC components for a little while now. A home that would accommodate an extra long video card, extra large power supply and several hard drives all the while doing so quietly.
Finally, a chassis that is designed for the enthusiast that combines noise dampening features with expandability and storage. Introducing the Whisper silent full tower chassis from NZXT, improving upon the successful of the NZXT HU-001 chassis, the Whisper is another step up from the Hush. Featured in a large size E-ATX Full Tower, the Whisper can support up to NINE hard drives and a total of SIX 5.25"; bays with ample space for large expansion cards. 10mm dampening foams, rubber grommets, and padded PSU holder are some of the major features in silence. The NZXT Whisper is the complete solution for the enthusiast who is not willing to sacrifice silence for performance. Benchmark Reviews recently got a hold of one of these cases and I must say I'm intrigued so now let's just see if the Whisper lives up to it's name or not.
NZXT Whisper Features
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 screw-less 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
About the company: NZXT
NZXT, a company built upon gamer's dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limitings further with each product unveiling.