NZXT Hush Mid-Tower Caseccokeman - May 2, 2007
There are a few things that we all look for when it comes to a new case: looks, price, how many fans are included, modding potential, size and weight. But rarely is sound a consideration when you are looking to transport your computer to the next LAN party or looking for the latest and greatest air cooling solution. Normally you get the computer so loud you can hear it at the other end of the house and you just get used to the noise. But hey, at least it cools great! On the other hand, you have the enthusiast who is looking to go as quiet as possible and still keep within the thermal specs on the hardware they have chosen. Usually I fall into the first group and try and cool every piece of hardware I have, regardless of the noise implications, low speed just does not cut it. Today we will be looking at a case produced by NZXT named aptly HUSH! Can a case designed to be silent still offer the cooling desired by hardcore enthusiasts? Lets find out.
NZXT was formed in 2004 and has it's corporate offices located in China and Taiwan. NZXT is committed to using quality materials to make a case that gamers can identify with. The company continues to work to meet and exceed customers expectations through design excellence and quality engineering.
Lets start our look at this case with the packaging that it came in. The box shows both versions of the case and some of the noise dampening features. The side panels are identical and list the case specifications in several languages. The box was about normal sized for a mid-tower style case.
After opening the box we can see that the case is wrapped in plastic and secured in styrofoam blocks to prevent any shipping damage.