NZXT Source S340 Mid Tower

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The NZXT S340 has a steel frame and a plastic top/front but the front bezel also has a sheet of steel armor to match the side panels. The whole package weighs 7.05 kg or 15.5 lb and measures 44.5 x 20.0 x 43.2 cm or 17.5 x 7.9 x 17.0 inches (H x W x D), not including the feet. Its total volume is a mere 38.4 Liters — with minimal drive support, it's noticeably more compact than most ATX cases.

The gap behind the front bezel measures 23 mm across and runs all the way down, giving the front fan placements plenty of breathing room. The control panel is at the very top of the case, offering audio and USB 3.0 ports. The power button is located on the right with muted white LED lighting around the perimeter to complement the small hard drive LED on the opposite side.

While there is room for an extra fan slot on the ceiling, NZXT opted to for just the one 120/140 mm fan installation at the top. The S340 ships with two 120 mm FN V2 fans.

The rear of the case is home to the second fan, installed in a fan mount with a more restrictive than usual, with noticeably smaller holes than previous NZXT cases I've examined. The power supply at the bottom is installed through the back using the included frame. Also note the non-reusable expansion slot covers.

The S340 is propped up on statuesque 28 mm tall feet. Towards the front are holes for mounting a 3.5 inch drive on the case floor. The rear is home to the power supply intake vent, covered with an exposed fine mesh filter.

For a US$70 case, the side panels are a surprising 0.9 mm thick. They fit fairly snugly against the chassis and are held on with captive thumbscrews.

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