NZXT GUARDIAN 921 Crafted Series - Mid tower steel chassis - Caja de ordenador (Midi-Tower, PC, Metal, ATX, 5.25" x 3 / 3.5" x 2, 3.5" x 4)
Descripción del producto
Altura: 45,9 cm
Ancho: 20,6 cm
Bahías externas de unidad de disco: 5.25" x 3 / 3.5" x 2
Bahías internas de unidad de disco: 3.5" x 4
Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 2
Color del producto: Negro
Entrada de audio: Si
Factor de forma: Midi-Tower
Formas de factor de tarjeta madre soportadas: ATX
Fuente de alimentación: 400 W
Peso: 8,2 kg
Profundidad: 52,2 cm
Ranuras de expansión: 7
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Boot up is less than 10 seconds from power button to login. At resolution 1920x1200 with most settings on high (using NVidia GeForce Experience recommendations) gameplay is smooth and pretty with Assassins Creed IV, League of Legends, Rage, Path of Exile, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, & Heroes of the Storm. All the fans are not loud at all and go unnoticed with the box under my desk. The lights look awesome from the fans, psu, & Intel CPU cooler. The case has 3 thermometers labeled for CPU, HDD, and SYS. They make for a nice LED display on the front but placing them in the case is a little tricky. I use HWMonitor to watch temps and so far nothing has gone over 55 Celcius. Gigabyte has some proprietary software w/ their motherboard. I have attempted the auto overclocking program labeled EasyTune but have not had much luck with it. Ended up keeping CPU at it's original 3.4 GHz since there isn't really a need to push it more than that currently. In the future I may try manually overclocking in the BIOS. The BIOS is extremely easy to navigate and has a plethora of configuration options and adjustable parameters.
Overall, system works flawlessly and is everything I wanted with the potential for easy upgrading in the future. Hope this helps if anyone is shopping around and doing some research.
Looks: What else can I say rather than it looks very nice, the blue LEDs in the front are very slick and the blue LED lit fan on the side of the case looks very nice as well. The temp display on the top should be a bit brighter though, at night or in a dark room it looks fine, but in daylight or far away, it can be hard to see. Only minor complaint besides the display not being bright enough on the top of the case is the side glass panel. It's a good quality build and looks very nice, however the stock picture leads you to believe that the side panel is well lit up and you can see the inside components with ease. This is not the case, The LEDs on the fan do not light up very much of the glass or the inside of the case so you would need to buy extra lights in order to light it up well in there. Other than that, very happy with the looks of this case.
Performance: There are a few things I can touch on, firstly the airflow, the airflow is great, I put my hand on the air vents and it always feels very cool, most I've felt is slightly warm air, never hot, but I guess that also depends on the type of parts you use inside and whether your parts are beastly and produce lots of heat or not. In either case, the case is roomy and provides with good airflow.
When I bought this case I didn't see many holes so I thought cable management might be an issue, but after putting all parts together and hooking them up I found that it has pretty decent cable management options. I was able to feed most of my cables through the holes in the case or through the unused HDD slots and then back in and plugging them into their intended sockets, my case ended up not bad at all when it came to cable management.
Another thing is the temperature readers, they seem to be alright, but maybe not the most accurate, or maybe I just didn't install them in the spot I was supposed to, they work and they give you a general idea of the temperature your parts are running at.
Other thoughts: It comes with 3 fans, all run very quiet, my whole rig runs very quietly and I can barely notice it when the room is completely quiet. It has a place on the top of the case for a fourth fan if you desire, I will definitely be installing one more with blue LEDs, but not because it needs it, that's just me wanting to fill the empty space, the computer runs very cool without it. The case comes with everything you need and I definitely recommend it if it suits your taste, it comes at a great price too.
Another huge issue is that you cannot fit a decent CPU cooler with the side panel fan still on. This would be fine if that fan was removable. Well, it is, but then the filter on the large slits on the side panel has nothing to hold it there. It will just fall; the only way to remedy that was to use clear tape to hold it in place.
And that side panel fan cannot easily be moved to another place in the case. I tried to install it on the top of the case, but there are no holes for screws. The holes are either too big or you are not provided with thick enough screws to hold the fan in place. I had to use the push pins that the fan came with to put it through the top, then use zip ties to hold it tightly because the pins would be loose.
This case is an absolute nightmare to work with. Get any other option, please.
However, my temperature LED display on the front of the case reads Error for the middle temp sensor. The case came in the box like this. I was very careful when I unpacked it. Also, I don't think the temp sensor reads accurately. I have a Cooler Master closed loop CPU water cooler in the case, and my CPU overheated twice, crashing the computer due to a dead radiator fan. All the while the temp sensor under the CPU water-block read 34 Celsius. I immediately replaced the fan with the side panel case fan, took the temp sensors out, and unplugged the LED display. Now everything works fine, and I just don't use the LED Temperature Display feature anymore. Is there a way to detach the LED display and place a cover over that area on the front of the case?
I might use the Sentry 3 or Grid+ V2 instead of the front LED display. Does either one have issues with other brands? I’m just wondering if the Sentry or the Grid will work with my Corsair SP120 High Static Pressure fans because I’ve read reviews from people who have issues using it with high pressure Corsair and Cooler Master fans. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m like your fans, but this Corsair fan is reportedly 85 CFM. My 4x120mm Radiator and Corsair fans will be mounted externally on the top case fan holes with 4 small metal brackets. I really like the 140mm/120mm fan option in the top for this; I currently use the NZXT 140mm LED fan right there (works great). Furthermore, I am only going with 120mm vs 140mm because of the availability of better quality fans in this size. Theoretically, a 4x140mm radiator would cool the system more efficiently if the airflow was the same. Do you have High Pressure/High CFM radiator fans available, proven to work with the Sentry and Grid products, something much more powerful than the stock case fans in the Guardian, preferably in 140mm size?
Secondly, I lost all of my sliding 3.5 drive bay brackets. It’s been a while since I bought the case, and I've moved a bunch. Is there any place where I can buy these? Or will you ship me a few sets of them, please? I just bought a new Samsung EVO 850, and I want to be able to slide it into the cage, in front of the intake fan there. Also, does that HDD cage in the bottom front of the case detach? If not, I really need those sliding 3.5 drive bay brackets.
Finally, I am ready to game in 4k and dabble in VR, so I'm about to upgrade to two GTX980Ti Hydro Coppers in SLI with a custom loop cooling system. I was thinking of mounting the XSPC D5 Pump/Reservoir combo on the side panel behind the motherboard. Maybe I should take the side panel off and mount it to the case frame beneath? Is that a reasonable position to place it?
Thank you for your time,
I will also add, as many of the other comments point out, this case does not light up like the picture, and with the tinted shade on the side panel windows, I doubt you would ever get it to look as blue as the picture, I think a little digital editing was done for this advertisement.
My only MAJOR gripe though, Is that upon opening the box, I noticed the LED power connector for the front lights (the lights that made me want to buy the case in the first place) are broken on one side, just above the midway connector. It appears this is a known issue, as they have an extra wrapping around this part of the wire, however where the wrapping falls short, is where the broken connection is. I have emailed NZXT about this, I hope to receive a prompt response.
I will gladly change this rating to be higher if my issue is addressed and resolved. If I am not contacted in a timely manner, and my issue is not resolved, this item WILL be returned, and I will go with a different manufacturer.