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NZXT H440: Testing

Testing a chassis requires the computer to stay at idle and load for one hour. Doing so will give you an idea of what your computer may be like under stress. Normally your computer will not be running this hot, but we do not all live in cold weather or do similar things. Therefore, a full stress test can give people the idea of what it can handle and whether or not heat gets trapped over time. The case is left with stock features to give you an idea of the temperatures without the need for extra fans. It's almost guaranteed to have a slight drop in temperature when more fans are added, but that will not be covered unless noted. I will be using Prime95 "small FFTs" for the CPU load and 3DMark Vantage "Extreme preset" for GPU for one hour. After an hour the temperatures are recorded using HWMonitor in Celsius (°C).

* All tests are conducted at 73 °F /23 °C ambient room temperature.

Setup:

Compared Cases:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The data is in and shows some interesting results! The chassis itself sits right in the middle of the rest and is neither excellent or bad, just average. Under idle the chassis falls in line with the rest. This is expected as none of the parts are very hot since idle wattage is fairly low in modern components. Under load  the chassis sits right in the middle. This isn't a bad thing but a bit surprising considering the H440 has three fans in the front pulling air into the chassis and can be great for someone running multiple video cards as high volume of airflow is necessary for any setup. I would possibly recommend adding an additional exhaust fan on top, which could have the potential to lower the temperatures. It's not a huge deal as there is already a lot of airflow.




  1. NZXT H440: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. NZXT H440: The Case
  3. NZXT H440: Working Components
  4. NZXT H440: Specifications & Features
  5. NZXT H440: Testing: Setup & Results
  6. NZXT H440: Conclusion
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