NXZT was in fine form once again as they showed off some impressive new kit at Computex 2012 in Taipei.
In addition to a new line of 80+ Bronze HALE82 N (non-modular) PSUs , a couple of new cases, some new CPU coolers, and some new laptop coolers, one of the most impressive things they showed me was also one of the least complicated: LED lighting strips for your PC case. What sets these LED strips apart from the competition, however, is two key factors: a front panel-mounted controller that allows the user to adjust the R, G, and B values independently, making every possible color available, and the price: $32.99. Dubbed the NZXT Hue, it will be available in early July.
NZXT had several staffers on hand to show off the rest of the Computex lineup, including the impressive new Phantom and Switch series cases. The interior of the new Phantoms has been completely re-engineered and their enthusiasm for their own products was almost emotional. These guys love their products and truly believe in making them as awesome as possible.
The new Phantoms interiors have a crazy amount of rear motherboard tray clearance for cable management. With any of the new NZXT cases, there is no reason to see a cable anywhere in the system. They also showed off a really impressive new hard drive tray mounting system.
The new laptop coolers (the Cryo series) that we saw in a secret room at CES are now production-ready mockups. They haven’t changed much since the CES prototypes; fit and finish are done and they’ll be available soon.
Last but not least I got taken into another secret room, was told that my camera had to be put down, and was then shown some more up-and-coming stuff, such as new heatsinks, new case prototypes, and the next iteration of HALE PSUs (they’re freaking awesome looking). We also got a look at their new direct-contact heatpipe CPU coolers, which will feature a never-before-seen eight heatpipes in direct contact with the CPU heatspreader
NZXT’s Rob Teller and I then had a conversation about Reddit (we’re both avid redditors) and he mentioned how enthusiastically the Reddit community has embraced NZXT and how Reddit feedback had led to actual product developments.
As I’ve written about before, it’s hard not to sound like an NZXT fanboy (and I swear they aren’t sponsoring us in any way), but I truly believe that right now, today, NZXT is the best case manufacturer out there. Their attention to detail and passion for constantly improving their designs based on feedback from their community is second to none in this industry.