We tested the case in plain matt black. The housing is available in the colours matt white, matt black, matt black with blue or red accents. The matt black case doesn’t set many accents, apparently NZXT doesn’t want that either. The S340 Elite convinces with its huge glass pane. Hardened glass with a little tint – sounds at first glance like a dream of Casemodder and users who like tidy cabinets and outstanding cable management. It’s the same! Even without much bling bling and with a relatively good cable management one would rather put the case on rather than under the table. Glass? You can see every fingerprint on it. YES! A first touched disc captures fingerprints and dust almost intentionally. Fortunately, the washer can be easily removed by loosening a few screws and even by hand. This allows the window to be cleaned quickly. I can’t think of a better way.
If I look at the front panel, I can’t quite understand one thing. Why is there a large slot at the top of the front cover after the I/O panels? At first I thought that the case had to be placed the other way around – wrong thought. The predecessor had exactly the same opening and it’s the successor, but you have to like it anyway.
You can search for features that reduce the quality of the housing for a long time. All edges are carefully finished. In the interior, all parts are neatly fastened with rivets – there is no squeaking or rattling.
Before we take care of the installation, let’s take a look at the possibilities for cable management. After removing the side plate, the cable duct and the corresponding terminals are immediately noticeable. Great! Even in configurations with many cables, we don’t need an infinite number of cable ties. And even in case we needed any, they’re still included. Only the quality of the clamps leaves a little to be desired. They are very easy to open. If a few more cables need to be secured, closing is more difficult. The clamps must be brought into the correct position with a little pressure on the lock, otherwise they will open by themselves.