|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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Closer Look: Exterior
Despite being badly bruised during shipment, the box arrived intact. It has a conservatively styled yet attractive design that effectively let's the consumer know what they're getting.
The case itself was well packaged which is good considering the abuse the outside took during transit. I suppose I should consider myself lucky considering what could have happened.
When I first removed the case from it's packing material I was impressed at how much better it looks right in front of you versus looking at just pictures of it. The finish on the Whisper is best described as matted with a slightly textured look. The front door is plastic except for the triangular face plate which appears to be aluminum with a finely brushed finish to it.
The door also features a cutout that allows the power button to be accessed without opening the door although the reset button right next to it still requires you to open the door. I'm not sure what the thinking was behind this design but I certainly appreciate having at least the power button accessible from the outside.
You get a total of 7 5.25" external drive bays which includes one of which can be used as a 3.5 inch drive bay. The image above doesn't show it but NZXT does include a 5.25" to 3.5" adapter for one.