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Mid-tower Guardian 921 Pc Case Evaluated

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#1 Nemo


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:15 PM

Our latest review features the NZXT Guardian 921 case - http://www.overclock...t_guardian_921/

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 03:17 PM

I don't know if maybe NZXT changed after this review or if maybe overclockers case was mis packaged but my Guardian 921 DID come with a SATA cable to run from the mobo to the front interface. Absolutely awesome case too by the way. Looks very GOOD all lit up and when powered off it takes on a subtle clean look. Really nice design for my likings.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:16 PM

NZXT cases are hit and miss with me, some of them look incredible (most of the classic series) and some of them just look way too gaudy... (most of the crafted series except for the rogue and the Tempest)

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:38 PM

The case is much too transformer-y for me, but it's a good review.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:51 PM

Looks much nicer than the original Guardian in my opinion. Overall, NZXT makes some very nice cases, if not a tad on the expensive side, but I'd say it's worth it.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:23 AM

I was a little skeptical of its exotic looks too, but as soon as i got it I immediately went to the garage. Stripped the entire case down and painted everything that was bare metal flat black. Turned out fantastic as it blends the side window into the rest of the black case when turned off and gives the inside a very nice contrast with all the hardware when turned on.