NZXT H440 Reviewhornybluecow - July 2, 2014
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NZXT H440: Introduction
Today we take a look at NZXT H440 Chassis, which is part of the H series aiming to provide "absolute silence" while keeping in line for high performance. NZXT is a Los Angeles-based company founded in 2004, which is starting to make it look like a older company with a few years under its belt compared to the new competition. That being said, NZXT is one of the bigger players in the chassis market, from the ground breaking H series being reviewed today, to the heavy hitter Phantom. NZXT has branched out even further to provide the customers with a wide range of power supplies, fans, and of course, case accessories.
With a few features like a built-in fan controller, up to eight fans, and an assortment of advanced water cooling support, the H series is NZXT's stepping stone for a middle ground between the Source mid-range to Phantom's "No Compromise" chassis. Priced at $119.99 and in four additional color options, it has a lot to offer on paper but not without a high amount of other quality chassis in a similar price range. So let's dive into the review and see what the NZXT H440 has to offer.
NZXT H440: Closer Look
Looking at the pictures below, NZXT takes a different approach to the standard chassis design by removing the front exposed 5.25" bays and replacing it with a solid glossy panel. The choice to remove the bay gives the chassis a clean and distinct look, which is always welcome in the ever growing generic chassis designs. The back comes with a silent 120mm rear fan, seven expansion slots, and a bottom mount for a power supply. NZXT was also kind enough to include a side panel to show off the guts of the computer with the ability to light up the NZXT logo if one so desires.
The top of the chassis offers a few cooling options and supports up to three 120mm or two 140mm fans under soild panel. The top also houses a power button that glows a steady dim white with a bright LED light indicating hard drive activity. Flipping the chassis over, the bottom houses a single dust filter covering the power supply. To remove, simply push down the clip while pulling and it will slide out.