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NZXT H2 Classic Black Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 21.01.13 (10621 reads)
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Conclusion

General   + -
The NZXT H2 is a well thought midi tower case. Next to side panels and a front door that has been equipped with noise insulation material you can find even more practical features like a three step fan controller and an external 3.5''/2.5'' hot swap bay. What we also liked is the fact, that the front fans have been mounted in retention frames, which makes it very easy to remove and clean them. Furthermore on the right hand side of the case, between the side panel and the motherboard tray there is plenty of space to put all the cables to neatly wire the case.
One thing you should be aware of, if you're about to buy a silent case is, that temperatures are quite a bit higher then with high airfolw cases. But still the NZXT H2 offers a decent airflow and therefore cooling is still on a good level.
  - Design
- Noise insulation - Retention front fans - Fan controller
 
       
Manufacturing quality / Ergonomics   + -
Overall build quality is on a good level. NZXT didn't make the mistake to go for super thin side panels to save weight. They use solid metal sheets and paired up with the noise isolation material you get good stability and reasonable stiffness. Furthermore it has been easy to install hardware in the case. We also liked that there were several holes in the motherboard tray to route cables to the backside of the board. NZXT decided to make the case a bit wider, therefore the cables, which have been routed to the backside can easily be place there. We also liked the snap mechanism for 5.25'' drives. It locks drives tightly and it's way better than a lot of other locking mechanisms we've seen with other cases over the past years.   - Build quality - Interior Space  
       
Design   + -
NZXT created a very decent and good looking case with the H2. They chose to move the buttons and connectors away from the front panel to top of the case. Like this they can keep the front plain and simple. On the front door there isn't even an NZXT logo. The front door looks like hairline brushed aluminium but in fact it's made of plastic. What gives the H2 an individual touch is the hole in the bottom area of the case, where fresh air is being sucked in.   - Design  
       
Recommendation   + -
We can recommend the H2 to everybody who's looking for an overall great silent PC case. If you put the fans to 40% of their maximum rotation speed they become subjectively inaudible.   - Silent-PC
- Gaming-PC
- Desktop PC
- File Server
 
 
Rating
The NZXT H2 gets very good four and a half out of five stars. The case comes at a very fair price point of CHF 105.- (est EUR 88.-).
 

Buy the NZXT H2 at ocaholic Ricardo for CHF 90.-

25 pieces stock:

- 25 x NZXT H2 Classic Black





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Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Top / Bottom
Page 3 - Front / Back Page 7 - Conclusion
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