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NZXT H440 Review


NZXT H440: Closer Look

Removing the front panel this time around was fairly easy and only requires a light tug from the bottom to release it from the frame. Behind the panel are three pre-installed 120mm fans. Additionally, the fans can be removed to make way for up to a 360mm radiator. Similar to the front, the top allows up to a 360mm radiator to be installed for water cooling or three 120mm fans. However, the top does not come with a traditional dust filter, instead it relies on mesh on the panel itself to filter.



In the pictures below, the I/O ports are neatly aligned in the front with the power button to the left, along with the reset button above it. This layout helps keep a clean and functional design the H440 has going for. Looking at the ports from left to right are audio and mic jacks, two USB 3.0 ports and finally two USB 2.0 ports, all of which are essential to the chassis to be effective and functional.


On the back of H440 chassis in the top left is an on/off button to control the internal and external white LEDs. These LEDs light up the NZXT logo inside the chassis along with the rear motherboard I/O ports. This is a neat extra feature that was unexpected but a warm welcome. Along with being able to disable the lights at any time is a great addition as many LED-lit chassis do not have this function.



NZXT went out of its way to make sure wire management was easy to deal with. The front is a little different than the standard chassis and has similar traits to the Enthoo Pro. The H440 has a power supply cover which hides leftover wires and continues the sleek design inside the chassis. The major difference is that this cover is part of the chassis and cannot be removed as it stretches the full length and is screwed / riveted into place. Installing a power supply takes a bit of extra work because of the non-removable cover. On the back of the chassis is a panel held in by thumb screws. Once removed the panel comes off and then the power supply can be attached and than put back in place.



Behind each panel NZXT provides a layer of silencing foam to help with the noise that four fans create. The H series motto of "absolute silence" has a lot going for it and NZXT's attention to detail is excellent and goes above and beyond most other "quiet" edition chassis on the market by covering the front, rear, and top of the chassis with sliencing foam.



Inside the chassis was a box, which included all the accessories. In the box was a manual, screws, and zip ties. The manual itself was detailed enough and included a blow-out diagram, depicting all the parts in the chassis. NZXT included a sticker and bunch of extra screws in case some is lost during installation. There is nothing to write home about for the manual, but it is better than most generic ones as everything is needed to get you started.

  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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