NZXT S340 Elite Hyper Beast case goes in for the kill

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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    • elitech
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]... apparently such a hit last year [b<]thatthe[/b<] company has decided to ...[/quote<]

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<] this case is limited to a run of 1,337 units[/quote<] Of course it is. That's actually the only reason I'd buy one is if I could get case number 1337. Cuz, ya know, it'd be funny.

    • Bensam123
    • 3 years ago

    TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    KENDAAAAAAAAAA

    • Welch
    • 3 years ago

    The official case of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    • davidbowser
    • 3 years ago

    April fools day was like 3 weeks ago guys.

    [url=https://techreport.com/review/31384/fractal-design-fur-e-case-reviewed<]The last one had fur...[/url<]

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Or, if insane graphics are your thing….

    1) Buy a boring, $100 S340.
    2) Choose any of the weird and wonderful $25 snowboard vinyls on the market
    3) Wrap it around your boring $100 S340
    4) Spend the remaining $75 on hallucinogens.

      • Redocbew
      • 3 years ago

      But don’t do both. You definitely don’t want this thing around after step #4 takes hold.

    • UberGerbil
    • 3 years ago

    A decade too late for the [url=http://i.imgur.com/IRSyRnE.jpg<]matching motherboards[/url<]...

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      That was a [s<]dark[/s<] very brightly-colored time for PC enthusiasts.

        • Growler
        • 3 years ago

        We didn’t have multi-colored LEDs to show how extreme we were back then.

      • DPete27
      • 3 years ago

      That southbridge heatsink is both awesome and utterly useless.

    • Spyrano
    • 3 years ago

    I see that Hot Topic is doing NZXT’s market research now.

    • DancinJack
    • 3 years ago

    So awful. I hope no one reading TR spends money on this.

      • kn00tcn
      • 3 years ago

      a work of hand drawn art is awful? what an idiot jerk…

      the case itself is clean, not some GAMER infested nonsense

        • thedosbox
        • 3 years ago

        Yeah, you can tell the crowd here is a bit older and more conservative. While this isn’t to my taste, it’s at least different from the forced edginess that infests most “gamer” gear

        • Rapster
        • 3 years ago

        Already bought one, eh? 😉

          • thedosbox
          • 3 years ago

          Heh, I already have a Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX (though I could have done without the window). Doesn’t stop me from appreciating that other people might like something different.

      • GrimDanfango
      • 3 years ago

      I’d ordinarily be the first to call out the typical hideous-transformers-styled-blob case, but honestly I think the attitude is misplaced here. It’s a smart looking case, with a fine piece of artwork printed onto it.
      No, it’s not to *my* particular taste, and I wouldn’t buy one, but I certainly don’t think it’s worthy of derision. It beats the hell out of cheap, functionless, tacky angular plastic any day!

    • Redocbew
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]you won't want to stuff this thing in a corner[/quote<] I would. I really, really would. Guess I'm not 1337.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 3 years ago

      BURN IT WITH FIRE!

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