NZXT touts 'ultra-premium' gaming case


— 1:42 PM on June 10, 2008

What does a $399 "ultra-premium" gaming enclosure looks like? Something a little like NZXT's new Khaos. NZXT does indeed charge almost 400 bucks for this new case, but it attempts to justify the cost with an impressive array of features.

The Khaos has 2- and 3-mm thick aluminum panels, a whopping 11 5.25" drive bays, and eight hard drive bays. The motherboard tray can flip back for easier access to key components and drives, and NZXT has mounted the case on wheels to make sure nerds with pencil-thick arms can move it around.

Folks who purchase a $400 case probably want to stuff it with the fastest components out there, and NZXT seems to have designed the Khaos to accommodate them. The case can play host to two power supply units (both mounted at the bottom), and it can cool the parts they power with seven 120-mm fans. Two of those fans sit in plain view in the bottom half of the front bezel, while three sit on a bracket between the motherboard and 5.25" drives, and another two lie at top and rear of the chassis. The top of the case even has a ridged, heatsink-like design to help heat dissipation.

The Khaos doesn't look half-bad, either, with sleek, curved side panels and dual front LED fans. If you're sold on the concept, you may not have to wait much longer for it—NZXT says the case will become available in the middle of this month. In the meantime, you can check our image gallery below for pictures.

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