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  • SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB, 2 x Audio Front Ports
  • 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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Now this is a computer case with attitude! Gamers, robot fans, followers of the high-tech aesthetic, or anyone who misses the blinking lights of 1960s computers will love this ATX-compatible mid-size case! Don't think that this case is pure flash, though: There's room to let you select the power supply that's right for you.

Seven I/O slots and numerous drive bays give you room for expansion. Two USB 2.0 and two audio front ports make connections easy to reach. Screwless installation makes for faster installations and faster component swaps, and no tiny screws to get hopelessly lost. And an air filter protects those stylish innards from dust.

For the computer owner that isn't shy about it, this case won't just blend into the woodwork; it's eye-catching enough to use as a movie prop, but it's yours, all yours instead.

  • newegg Intricate Side Panel Window The intricate side panel reveals the internal LED lights for added stylishness and eye-catching fun.. The tri-color 80mm LED side fan improves interior airflow and looks simply amazing too.
  • newegg Excellent Expandability with 10 Drive Bays Featuring five 5.25" external drive bays, and five 3.5” drive bays (two external and three internal), the NZXT Guardian provides excellent expandability.
  • newegg Tool-free Installation The tool-free design ensures quick installation and upgrade for expansion cards, 5.25” and 3.5” devices to save your time. Start enjoying computing rapidly!
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The NZXT Guardian features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 and two audio ports.

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  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • paolo f.
  • 2/5/2008 5:00:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBomb sweet lookin Case

Pros: Quality was top notch. Beautiful case with nice fans.

Cons: Audio connections were too short for my motherboard.

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  • Claude A.
  • 2/4/2008 9:45:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great case. I bought this to build a replacement computer for the grandchildren. They love it.

Cons: Still waiting for the rebate (its been 16 weeks)

Other Thoughts: Good value

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/1/2008 4:55:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice Case

Pros: Very colorful, Screwless design works great, fairly easy install. First comp with side window and led's (love it). good air flow. Keeps my AMD X2 6000 and 8600 cool while playing Oblivion with settings maxed.

Cons: Individual wires for front connectors are a bit tough for someone with short fat fingers

Other Thoughts: Great customer service from newegg and NZXT. UPS broke the side fan. I didn't want to take it apart to RMA. Newegg offered to pay for the fan if I had to buy it. NZXT immediately sent a new fan no questions asked and no charge.

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  • ryan d.
  • 12/13/2007 4:13:48 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDont buy till shipping slows down

Pros: looks of the case , price.

Cons: SHipping

Other Thoughts: i had to rate this with 2 stars only to catch people eye, the case looks great, and has room, and does everything that everyone else says it does. BUT the shipping company had a field day with this as the whole front end was busted off the front. Bought this a few days ago, UPS is busy and probably hiring temps. I would not buy this case in fear off the shipping company. i cant use a nice case due to it, just wait till after Christmas, or maybe this company should have a few words with ups. I have had many things shipped, and never seen a case take such a beating.
i will make another attempt at this case for another client after Christmas

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/8/2007 11:58:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI can sleep soundly at night now

Pros: Where theres a screen... a mouse... and a keyboard, there is a guardian computer... he watches u while u sleep, so don't worry, your protected to dream about Chuck Norris, even he cant stop this case.

Other than this thing being your bodyguard, it looks cool. it provides good air flow, and the "guardian-eye" looks amazing. (plus the multicolor fan on the side too) this case is soooooo good, i might buy on for my brother on his birthday.

Cons: there isn't a removable motherboard tray, so it makes it tricky to install.

Other Thoughts: GREAT case, buy one for yourself.

$xx? come on, BUY IT!


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  • Ryan M.
  • 12/2/2007 12:31:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes it turn into a bigger computer?

Pros: The case has adequate cooling for my hardware -- a 8600 GT and a Core 2 Duo. The front lights have quite a few patterns, like Christmas tree lights. Looks a little fluffy, but very cool in my opinion.

Cons: The hard drive mounting system is nice, but if you have Apple SATA hard drives you'll have to slide them in upside down. Works fine, but it makes hard drive coolers a little interesting.

Other Thoughts: As long as you don't mind your friends comparing your case to a Cylon or a Transformer, this is a great case!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/20/2007 11:42:27 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Case Scenario

Pros: Very impressive eye candy. Attaching drives and expansions cards is easy with the screwless design. A good amount of room for the most part, and fairly good airflow.

Cons: The mounts for the back fans are held inside of a case so mounting of speciality fans or water radiators is pointless and impossible in some cases. Motherboard tray cannot be removed, making it a little harder to install the motherboard. HDD coolers can be hard to use with the screwless locks and their metal shelves. Plastic will start to show ware overtime, dust the reflective plastic carefully as is easy to scratch.

Other Thoughts: Love this case, have had it for a long time. This really lets people know that you did not buy your computer from Dell, HP, or Acer; you built it yourself.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/18/2007 3:36:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNICE

Pros: Great case solid well laid out

Cons: still looking for one...................... NOPE NONE

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  • Kevin S.
  • 10/16/2007 4:21:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet Case, Great Price, & Sick lights

Pros: Easy "no screws needed" bay drives, to quickly take out drives. Awesome HDD light that strobes back and forth. Very large with good air flow.

Cons: Plastic front, yet looks nice.

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