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NZXT Trinity Gaming Chassis

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 July 2005
Written by Michael Larabel
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Examination:

While most manufacturers opt-out of having a tag line/quote for their case products, NZXT has simply opted for two words to explain the Trinity, JUST SEXY. Taking a good look at this case, it was indeed very sexy, while being much more conservative than the previous Guardian and Nemesis Elite chassis’ from NZXT. Where as the NZXT Nemesis Elite sported a die-cast front bezel and the Guardian used a fade motion LED to give an “eye like appearance”, the Trinity didn’t have any mystical themes to its design.

Unlike all of the previous NZXT cases that were available in a variety of different colors, the Trinity is only available in black. However, NZXT continues to produce a thrilling front panel design. As we stated previously in this article, the Trinity is much more conservative when it comes to the design than previous cases. On the front panel are eight bolts for aesthetics purposes. Between these bolts is a skinny piece of “black chrome” metal to allow for a mirror-like finish. Using our traditional golf ball testing methodology, you can see just how shiny this surface is below. Beneath the front panel door is a small LCD monitor for displaying the temperature of the thermal probe inside of the chassis.

Opening up the front panel door revealed five 5.25” external drive bays and one 3.5” external drive bay. Although five 5.25” drive bays are common in large chassis’, we were surprised that NZXT managed to pack that many in this size case, measuring in at 200 x 440 x 430 mm. However, due to the number of 5.25” bays, the number of external 3.5” drive bays was cut down to one. However, this shouldn’t be a problem to most users. Also concealed by this door is the reset button, whereas the power switch is positioned immediately above the LCD display.


Popping off the front bezel reveals the 80/92/120mm fan intake mounts, which, unfortunately, isn’t screw-less, but the intake should be able to provide a sufficient amount of airflow over the drives in the internal 3.5” bay. The right hand side of the bezel has two USB2.0 ports and a microphone and headphone connector.


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