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    NZXT launches the S340 Elite mid-tower chassis

    This version is the "most refined and elegant" S340 yet, says NZXT.
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    Re: NZXT launches the S340 Elite mid-tower chassis

    I'm simply not a fan of putting a big solid wall in front of your vents - it looks swish, but it's never going to be great cooling performance.

    Still, I guess I'm not the target audience as I use external slots on the front of my computer.

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    Re: NZXT launches the S340 Elite mid-tower chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    I'm simply not a fan of putting a big solid wall in front of your vents - it looks swish, but it's never going to be great cooling performance.
    Fractal Design has the right idea with the Define series, instead of putting the vent openings on the top and bottom, the venting goes along the sides so there's plenty of space for air to get pulled in by the fans and no chance of air choking around the middle where a fan might be in, say, the Define S. And the R5 is there if you still need space for optical drives and such.
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    Re: NZXT launches the S340 Elite mid-tower chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    I'm simply not a fan of putting a big solid wall in front of your vents - it looks swish, but it's never going to be great cooling performance.

    Still, I guess I'm not the target audience as I use external slots on the front of my computer.
    I had the S340 and the cooling performance is actually great and makes it a bit quieter too. As I have every single case and CPU fan on less than 1000 RPM I can easily get enough air through the available vents.

    Moving to a compact SFX case I truly miss the cooling performance of the S340. Maybe I'm just too used to the cooling constraint of small ITX and SFX builds so the S340 seemed to offer great cooling performance to me.

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    Re: NZXT launches the S340 Elite mid-tower chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Fractal Design has the right idea with the Define series, instead of putting the vent openings on the top and bottom, the venting goes along the sides so there's plenty of space for air to get pulled in by the fans and no chance of air choking around the middle where a fan might be in, say, the Define S. And the R5 is there if you still need space for optical drives and such.
    Exactly why I bought the Define S a few months back instead of S340. The cooling is excellent with the side front vents.
    The Define S is cheaper too. Has 2x140mm fans included instead of the 2x120mm in the S340. Then to top it off the Define S has some soundproofing material on all the case panels. Fantastic.

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    Re: NZXT launches the S340 Elite mid-tower chassis

    No external 5 1/4 bay for a BD/DVD drive or the likes..

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