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NZXT H440 White Mid-Tower Case Review

Manufacturer: NZXT

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

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(Courtesy of NZXT)

NZXT’s new H440 is a very interesting case. It features a door-less design with no external drive bays for a clean look and comes with a 3/4 window on the left side to show off the motherboard area.  At first glance, not having an optical disc drive to load programs, etc. from, might be a concern to some; but with more and more content being available online for download it’s becoming a legacy item. And if you really need an ODD/Burner, there are plenty of external devices available with USB 3.0 connectivity.

The H440 includes four NZXT FN V2 fans, three mounted in the front blowing in and one in the back blowing out. This provides excellent air cooling and results in positive air pressure inside the case, which along with the two included air filters helps keep dust out. The H440 is also water-cooling friendly with support for radiators of various sizes on the front, top, and/or rear panels.

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(Courtesy of NZXT)

Internally, the H440 can support up to eight 3.5”/2.5” HDDs/SSDs. There are five removable drive trays in the front which can mount either 3.5” or 2.5” drives, and there is a sixth location on the bottom panel underneath the removable trays. And finally, there are two 2.5” drive trays mounted on top of the power supply section shroud, below the motherboard area.

The H440 will be available in matte black with red accents or gloss white with black accents.  Both versions are very nice looking!

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The H440 features a lighted NZXT logo on the side of the shroud that conceals the power supply and wiring/cabling, which is visible through the side panel window. Two LED work lights are provided on the back so you won’t have to reach for a flashlight or fumble around in the dark to make connections.

The MSRP for the NZXT H440 Mid-Tower case is slated to be $119.99 USD and the H440 should be available soon.  

Strengths:
•    Mid-tower PC case with sleek, clean styling
•    Available in matte black with red accents or gloss white with black accents
•    Four NZXT FN V2 case fans preinstalled for excellent case cooling
•    Two removable dust filters (front intake and under PSU intake)
•    Large side window to show off internal hardware
•    Lighted NZXT logo on the side and two LED work lights on the back panel
•    Support for up to eight internal HDDs/SSDs
•    Support for water-cooling radiators: front, top, and/or back
•    Cable routing cutouts with rubber grommets
•    Large CPU back plate cut out for easy CPU cooler upgrades
•    Top panel has 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 and audio in/out ports
•    Supports ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards
•    Allows installing extended VGA adapters (up to 460mm long)
•    Power supply easy to install (slides into the case from the rear)
•    2-Year warranty

Minor Weaknesses:
•    Interior can become a bit crowded when using a large radiator on the top panel along with a full ATX mobo

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NZXT H440 Mid-Tower Case

I would like to thank our friends at NZXT for sending us the H440 case to review – thank you!

February 8, 2014 | 03:19 PM - Posted by Disappointed! (not verified)

I used to look up to you guys, but: I cannot believe that you claim to have done a case review, yet you do not seem to have installed a system into it, certainly not a working one!? Moreover this case is designed for a high level of water cooling and not a radiator in sight! Images also just taken directly from NZXT!? Disappointed...

February 8, 2014 | 05:49 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Yeah, it is kind of outrageous to award a Gold Award to a case without installing a system and testing its cooling performance. The more I think about it, the more outrageous it seems. Come on Ryan, editor and chief, consider the integrity of the site before you OK the reviews. I have always considered you, Ryan, to have a great deal of integrity, though you do seem to take AMD to task more than necessary. But I have to say, you keep them on their toes and that is much appreciated.

February 9, 2014 | 12:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Where do the 5.25" optical drives go for my Windows DVD? Oh right NZXT forgot about those.........what a worthless case....

February 12, 2014 | 04:38 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Install your windows image from a USB stick or external HDD. Get with the fucking times.

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February 13, 2014 | 01:08 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Wow, you need an optical drive for ONE CD. What a fucking waste

March 27, 2014 | 02:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

NOT THE 5 25' BAYS!!! -_- no offence but seriously usb and external drives

February 9, 2014 | 01:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Lol yeah nzxt sure forgot that only morons require an optical drive to install windows because they can't figure out how to make a bootable USB... Caveman

February 9, 2014 | 01:31 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Hey Anonymous,

Why are you lashing out at yourself? Give yourself a break. You sure do post a lot; often with completely different views on the same article, as the case is here. Very confusing.

February 10, 2014 | 07:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

jackass

February 9, 2014 | 01:59 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Dissociative identity disorder is a very serious thing. We all struggle with... Lol

February 9, 2014 | 02:28 PM - Posted by pdjblum

That explains it. Well, sorry for giving you a hard time about it as it is hard disorder to live with, as are all the different personalities, I gather. I look forward to hearing from all your selves, especially when they are at odds.

February 12, 2014 | 04:35 AM - Posted by SwiftSilentDeath (not verified)

SteamOS build me thinks, goodbye Optical drive who uses CD's now anyway? everything is digital and as for windows and other operating systems. Just use a USB drive or if you can't cope with that, then get an external drive you keep in the cupboard.

March 16, 2014 | 11:43 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

wow, this community seems full of very rude people.

As for optical drives, some people burn CDs for long drives and family outings as well an burning movies for family and friends.

Stop acting like you are better than anyone else, you surely have proved otherwise in your immature and ignorant comments.

March 30, 2014 | 10:30 PM - Posted by Anon (not verified)

would have liked to see the hdd drive sleds have the option to mount a hdd to the under side as well. would have made for a pretty swish looking nas server. perhaps also make a version for e-atx. i like the clean look as well as the led lights for the rear io.

another thing they could have done, that would be unique is have replaceable front io boards so people can choose what io they want.

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