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NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • 8 silent fans included
  • Fits 10.5" high end video cards
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Welcome to the next level of cool. NZXT's Zero doesn't need any fancy words to show its edge of cool, one picture is more than enough. But don't think this is just another pretty face. With 5 external 5.25" drive bays, two 3.5" external drive bays, and six internal 3.5" drive bays, this case has room for whatever you need of it. All of the external drives and the USB, Firewire, and audio ports are protected behind a stylish door that is part and parcel of the Zero's hot looks.

The side panel has an awesome smoked window with four pre-mounted 120mm fan, with another two 120mm fan in the rear, one 120mm fan in front, and an 80mm fan on top, to make sure the heat from this system is just from its looks. With all this, what more could you ask for? This is indeed a great total package.

  • newegg Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case Outfitted with the ultimate in quiet cooling technologies, the NZXT Zero is preloaded with 8 fans and boasts impressive drive space. The front panel is overlaid with thick aluminum and a smoked window for use with 5.25" LCD devices. The Zero's aluminum structure allows for a very light weight while maintaining maximum structural integrity.
  • newegg Maximum Expandability with 13 Drive Bays The NZXT Zero boasts five external 5.25" drive bays, two external and six internal 3.5" drive bays for peerless expandability.
  • newegg Quad 12cm Intakes on the Side Panel With quad 12cm fans on the side panel, the NZXT Zero provides the best solution for new SLI and Crossfire setups. Whether you are a power user or a hardcore gamer, the NZXT Zero is the perfect chassis to meet all the high-end needs.
  • newegg Highly-efficient Ventilation In addition to quad 12cm side fans, the NZXT Zero features dual 12cm rear fans, one 12cm front fan and one 8cm top fan to ensure highly-efficient ventilation for great heat dissipation.
  • newegg Convenient Side I/O Panel The NZXT Zero's side I/O panel enables remarkably convenient access to two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port and two audio ports.

Learn more about the NZXT Zero

Model

Brand
NZXT
Model
Zero

Spec

Type
ATX Full Tower
Color
Black/Silver
Case Material
Aluminum
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT, MINI ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
5
External 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB2.0 ; 2 x Audio ; 1 x IEEE1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
1 x 80mm top fan
120mm Fans
4 x 120mm side fan
2 x 120mm rear fan
1 x 120mm front fan
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
20.47" x 8.29" x 20.94"
Weight
16.2 lbs.

Features

Features
See-through smoked acrylic
Screw-less installation for 5.25", 3.5" and PCI devices
Quad 12cm side fan setup
Large capacity for hard drives and drive bay devices
Intel HD Audio ready headphone jack

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Brandon M.
  • 10/24/2010 6:09:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent case

Pros: I've had this case since 2007 and it looks, functions and stays just as cool as the day I got it (from newegg). I've ordered 4+ more of these for computers I build at work. They stay super cool with all those fans. You do have to clean the side fans often as they tend to collect dust but the cooling they provide is more than worth it. There is no filter on the side fans but the metal grill on the outside that covers them up has fine enough holes that most of the dust gets trapped on those instead of sucked into the computer. Build quality is excellent and looks like a high end case and not some plastic junk that was designed to be marketed to teenagers.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: What are you waiting for? Buy it!

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  • Matthew A.
  • 9/28/2010 9:18:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGrounding Problems

Pros: Plenty of space, had no major problems during setup.

Cons: I lost two motherboards with this case due to grounding issues. I originally thought it was a freak thing, but then I read some other reviews and found it surprising that others were experiencing the same issues. I regret having purched this case due to this exact problem.

I lost the first motherboard when my finger shocked the case trying to power it on.

I lost the second motherboard when my cat jumped on the case and shocked it from the top.

Other Thoughts: I have 'solved' the grounding issue by taping anti-static wrap around the entire case (minus the back and fans/vents). It ruins the look of the case, but it keeps my hardware safe.

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  • Mallek S.
  • 8/15/2010 1:46:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest case I've ever had...

Pros: The best thing about this case it the amount of air it moves. It keeps all my hardware nice and cool. I was surprised that my Radeon 4890 stays cool to the touch, even when I run my games on Ultra for hours at a time. The other thing I love about this case is the amount of space it's got. I'm using probably 50 percent of the space inside. You could definitely fit a dual processor motherboard comfortably. I also love the amount of HDD racks since I'm a huge data hoarder.

Cons: There are only a few things I didn't like about this case. First, there's not enough room for the top fan and my 1000w power supply, and I couldn't really get rid of my power supply, so I took the fan out. Second is the amount of dust that collect outside the fan. If you don't wipe it down at least once every week or two you're gonna have a lot of dust. Finally, I think the light in front is kinda corny, but that's just an opinion not a con.

Other Thoughts: It's an amazing case... BUY IT!!!

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  • Matthew D.
  • 7/4/2010 9:47:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: GREAT love the fans and has a great USB access on the right side.

Cons: Plastic door cover - is fairly cheap but everything else makes it worth while

Other Thoughts: My only problem with this case was that the door on it was made of cheap plastic material. However the fans and cooling is excellent and highly recommended

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/3/2010 5:50:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I have owned this case going on 4 years and it still looks and functions as well as the day I bought it.

I really like the front door, opens and closes easily, magnet closure really smooth. Also like that the door does not have to be opened except to access drives and keeping it closed really eliminates dust build up around the drive bays.

Plenty of room for anything you want to mount, I also agree that instaliing screws in the heavier video cards is a good idea.

I had no top fan issues with the Seasonic 650 Psu in my install.

My case sets on the left of my desk beside me and the placement of the the external usb ports is excellent in my application.

I will be building another rig in the near future and I am certian another of these cases will be utilized.

Cons: Would like to see the price drop or at least free shipping.

Side fans are definately dust collectors and need to be cleaned frequently but as an offset to this they create very good airflow so really not a con.

Other Thoughts: Classy looking case without all the gawdy neon!

Smoked window on front highlights lighted fan controller mounted behind it without being overbearing at all.

Nice looking high gloss black paint with aluminum trim just is so much nicer than a plasic case.

Buy this, you won't be disappointed!

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  • Lawrence G.
  • 4/17/2010 9:29:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad

Pros: This case has a lot of airflow from the side, I am happy with how much airflow i get out the back as well. The organization ability in this case is great also. Easy to hook up the quick release guides. Also nice key guide built into the motherboard side of the case. It tells you what spots are for what size motherboards.

Cons: No ability to monitor fan speeds in this case short maybe something that is 4 pic friendly. Top fan can not be used do to my power supply being to big. front fan is almost totally useless do to 2 plates being in the way cutting back airflow. I made sure to set my 2 hard drives at the outer edges of the fan to get the what litle air I can. VGA cooling is poor in this case, it sets the board close to the bottom of the case not giving much breathing room, I may set the top fan on the bottom to help some. My cards ran at idle in the low 40s not they run up in the low 50s at idle with fans on max.

Other Thoughts: This case has a lot of potential, it is quiet and for the most part well thought out. I may do some digging to see what the CFM ratings are on the stock fans so I can move up from there. But don't want my case to be as loud as my last one. You get what you pay for, I think if I were to build another system I may actually spend double on the case to make sure I get all the proper airflow I want.

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  • Lawrence G.
  • 4/9/2010 4:56:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHuge

Pros: It is as other posters have said better looking in person then on scree. Has a huge amount of airflow without being loud. At least when compared to my last case with 2x120mm fans that did 110CFM and a side 80mm fan that did over 8kRPMs that sounded like a hair dryer.

Cons: Cant use the top fan do to my ABS SL series SL1050 1050W power supply being a monster. May need extenders for my SATA cables to reach my motherboard from the roms at the top.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/18/2010 1:56:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsbeautiful and quiet!

Pros: simply beautiful, somewhat easy installation, great airflow, shiny black, cool to look at.

Cons: the plastic drive bay holders are a total piece. they are supposed to snap tight in the holes of the hard drive but the pins usually snap or fall out causing me to go through about 6 of them.
a ton of case wires when you open it up. the main ones covered by the black wires make it somewhat difficult sliding the motherboard into place but once it is in it is fine. the small pin sockets for -P and +P were crushed and I had to reshape them by crushing them back enough to fit onto the motherboard pins.

Other Thoughts: overall, i love the end product.

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  • Jose S.
  • 12/27/2009 9:25:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case

Pros: Light and well built case. Excellent space. Like the paint job and the fact that is all made of alluminum makes it very light and easy to move when necesary. front lights light well, fans are pretyt quite and easy to clean.

Cons: I had to move one of the side fans so that the radiator from the water cooler unit could fit in the case. Also the top fan makes it hard to fit a large PSU.

Other Thoughts: A hole in the back plate of the interior would be nice for easier access to the motherboard's back

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  • Chris C.
  • 12/26/2009 12:23:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent airflow, with nearly zero flaws

Pros: Excellent airflow. Very easy to mount everything. The case is very large, as expected, so it makes working inside very easy.

Cons: As stated by most everyone else, if you have a large PSU, you will have to remove the top fan and then remount. I have been able to make my 8800 card mountable without a screw, but I do not recommend as it will easily come loose.

Other Thoughts: The cons are so minor that they do not warrant marking the review below 5 eggs. The additional airflow alone this thing creates was enough for me to want to buy this case. I have now been using this case for more then 2 years and it has not failed me yet.

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