NZXT's limited-edition H440 Hyper Beast was apparently such a hit last year thatthe company has decided to do it all over again—using the S340 Elite case this time around. The S340 Elite Hyper Beast's biggest and hardest-to-miss feature is the wild paintjob adorning the side of the case, ensuring that you won't want to stuff this thing in a corner. As with the H440 before, NZXT brought in artist Brock Hofer to do a case-sized rendition of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 'Hyper Beast' weapon skin.
The paint job's color scheme carries over to the inside of the case by way of a fluorescent-pink cable-management bar and a red LED on the power button. Aside from the aesthetic choices, the case appears to be otherwise identical to the standard-issue S340 Elite. The unpainted side of the case comes with a tempered glass panel. The front of the case offers headphone and microphone inputs, and two each of USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, along with an HDMI port intended for VR headsets. NZXT includes a magnetic cable management puck, too.
Inside, the case features filters just about anywhere one would fit, room for radiators up to 280 mm, and a PSU shroud with three SSD mounts. There are spaces for three 3.5" drives and room for CPU coolers as tall as 161 mm.
The S340 Elite Hyper Beast goes for $200, versus $100 for the non-beastly model. Like the limited-edition H440 version before it, this case is limited to a run of 1,337 units, each carrying a numbered badge. It's available right now at NZXT's website.
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