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NZXT H2 Silent Classic Mid-Tower PC Chassis Review (hardware)

Posted by Christophor Rick (TheSuperGuido), 296 days ago

NZXT knew I was heading back to America and thought I might need a PC chassis.NZXT H2 Classic mid-tower PC chassis How right they were, as I formerly had the colossal BitFenix Colossus which was far too large to take with me so I only had my PC internals which needed a new home.

That new home is a sleek and silent black NZXT H2 Silent Classic, which is quite aptly named and also available in white. The minimalist design still manages to incorporate some modern amenities, like a foot that raises the case and makes a clear air flow channel to pull air into the case from the bottom (meaning cooler air) and push it out near the top (as we all know heat rises). The H2 also features a built in fan controller that gives you control over the two front 120-mm fans (included) and up to two other fans (120 or 140mm). The built-in fan controller features three settings: 40, 70 and NZXT H2 classic top panel100% to help you balance cooling and sound.

The fan controller is situated at the top of the case near the front, between the door and the eSATA dock which is built into the case to hide the drive with a lid. Also in that area are the power and reset buttons as well as audio jacks and four USB (one reserved for USB 3.0 compatibility). Behind the eSATA dock is the outlet for an optional 140mm fan with a magnetic lid that allows you to direct the heated air in four directions (front, back, left, right) depending on what your physical location best needs.

NZXT H2 Silent Classic Specs

MODEL H2
CASE TYPE Mid Tower Steel
FRONT PANEL MATERIAL Plastic/Steel
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 215 x 466 X 520 mm
VGA Clearance Maximum
310 w/o HDD, 270mm with HDD
CPU Heatsink Support 170mm
COOLING SYSTEM

FRONT, 2 X 120mm @ 1200rpm ( included )
REAR, 1 X 120mm @ 1200rpm (included)
TOP, 1 X 140mm
BOTTOM, 1 x 120mm

DRIVE BAYS 3 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
8 INTERNAL 3.5"/2.5" Slots
Screwless Rail Design
MATERIAL(S) Steel with painted interior
EXPANSION SLOTS 7
WEIGHT 8.9 kg
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT

 

NZXT H2 Silent Classic Features

Touch powered fans with fan filter for easy maintenance and fan swapping
30W 3-step fan control for airflow settings at 40%, 70%, and 100% of maximum fan speed
Top hot swap capable SATA HDD Dock (requires an AHCI capable motherboard and hot swappable HDD) and USB 3.0 port for the most up to date function
8 Front facing HDDs for optimal airflow
Noise dampening foam and a top magnetic fan cover for minimal PC noise
Ample 25mm space behind motherboard for cable management

 

 Our Rating for NZXT H2 Silent Classic Mid-Tower PC Chassis Review (hardware)
9.0
Construction
Sturdy with a fine attention to detail (like the removal of hazardous sharp corners) and a very well thought out design make this an all around winner. Only concern is optical drive vibration being transmitted to the case resulting in some noise and a power supply can really bring the noise up.
9.5
Installation
A good solid fit with components being snug but not needing to be forced into position. Nice tool-less design as well.
9.0
End-user
For someone looking for a highly functional and quiet case in a simple and sleek external package, this definitely fits the bill. Good access to extra ports on the top along with the external eSATA dock.
9.0
Style
Sleek and slim. Almost elegant in its simplicity with just a hint of flash here and there.
9.0
Functionality
It certainly does all it is supposed to do, looks good doing it and is easy to work with. It’s not ultra-quiet as at 100% you can hear the fans, but at 40 and 70% they’re quiet overall.
9.0
Overall
A great example of high-end features in a simple and elegant case with sound-dampening to make it sound as good as it looks. The easy installation just adds to the overall quality of the product.

Rating: 4.4, votes: 5



 
 

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