|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: Interior
Removing the side panel from the NZXT Whisper brings a little surprise to you in the form of foam that is attached to both side panels.
You also see the two separate chambers, the bottom one that houses the power supply and hard drives and the top one for everything else. My biggest concern at this point is that the top chamber has no intake fan for it. The case only has one intake fan and that is located on the very bottom which only provides air flow to the hard drives and PSU. This might be fine for a low end system that doesn't generate much heat but with today's higher end systems especially video cards that need positive air pressure inside the case, this could be a problem.
I think it would've been better altogether to not have a separate chamber thus improving air flow throughout the entire case. Of course that would mean losing some hard drive trays but then you would also not need the two 80mm fans on the back thus reducing noise even more.
I was impressed with how many hard drives the Whisper will hold. Capacity for nine hard drives might seem like overkill to some especially considering the large storage capacities and relatively low prices for them but if you have a bunch of older and smaller capacity drives you want to use, then there certainly is plenty of room inside of this case for them all.
I personally decided to remove the two extra cages holding each two hard drives because I just felt they impeded air flow too much plus five hard drive slots is more than enough for me anyways.