NZXT Releases another in their line of budget Gaming “crafted series” Chassis. The Guardian 921 is a follow up to the original Guardian and is “Designed with futuristic and sleek curves” but does it follow up with the same flaws the original Guardian had? Or has NZXT advanced and refined thier product? We have seen several good gaming cases built of this popular chassis, will the Guardian be one of them? Read on and see what we think.
Today we are going to be looking at NZXT latest addition to their Crafted Series of mid size towers. The Guardian 921 is the follow up to the notorious Guardian case from several years back. I’m not sure how well this case was received by the general populace, but among modders the original Guardian case was the embodiment of all that we hated about Pre-Mods. It looked like a transformer, was way over the top and looked like it was designed by and for 10 year olds. I’m hoping that NZXT has learned a few things since then and evolved and refined the case.
The box arrived through UPS looking rather beat up but mostly in tact. It features a futuristic but somewhat clean looking case displayed prominently on the front of the box with general specs on the side. The interesting thing about it is that the colors depicted are black and purple in the image on the bx. This would actually have been really awesome seeing how that is a very rare color found in case mods these days. I don’t want to spoil the surprise but it’s not, the color of all the LED’s in this case are blue. Well F#$@!
The case is wrapped fairly typically of most cases and surrounded fairly well by foam and plastic. The shinier features and Plex window have and extra layer of plastic protective film added to safe guard against scratches during your build.