NZXT Whisper Case Review
In the past few years, low-noise and silent cooling solutions have become more mainstream thanks to high-end components and their high RPM fans. As processing speeds have increased, so has heat output and the need for larger fans moving vast amounts of air. It’s not uncommon for many gaming rigs to incorporate increasingly more and larger case fans, due to multiple GPU’s and overclocked processors. A lot of these fans are fully capable of spinning in excess of 2500 RPM’s under full load, which can make a lot of noise when you add them all together. This, in turn, has our beloved gaming PC’s sounding more like a RAMJET, instead of our silent partner in virtual carnage. Some users may not be bothered by the extra noise, but an increasing number are, prompting many manufacturers to develop case solutions. Antec did it extremely well with the P180 two years ago and now NZXT has taken a try with the Whisper, their latest full-tower case.
|NZXT Whisper Full ATX Case|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||8.3 x 20.5 x 22.1|
|Cooling||FRONT: 1x 120mm Blue LED Fan|
REAR: 1x 120mm Fan
2x 80mm Fan
The NZXT Whisper is a full-tower ATX case featuring an aluminum frame encased in a 10mm thick layer of noise dampening foam. The exterior of the Whisper is bare in appearance, while the front door sports a grill aesthetic that glows blue from the 120mm LED-powered fan on the bottom. Up top are the peripheral connectors, hidden behind a latch that when exposed, flips the ports up for easy access. There are two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone and headphone jack, and one e-SATA port. The side panels feature a nice matte black finish, while the front door is held in place with a small magnet. The back of the Whisper has exhausts for one 120mm fan and two 80mm fans, as well as water tubing ports.