Tuesday, June 10th 2014

Razer Announces PC Case Design Licensing Program

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced a licensing program that provides for third-party production and sale of Razer-designed and -branded PC cases.

NZXT, a recognized leader in PC cases, was selected as a launch partner for the "Designed by Razer" licensing program based on a shared dedication to innovation. Next month, NZXT will kick-off this new Razer initiative with the "H440 - Designed by Razer." Under the terms of its agreement with Razer, NZXT will manufacture and distribute the H440 - Designed by Razer case through its retail channels.

The Designed by Razer licensing program is open to selected case manufacturers, and it is subject to a rigorous vetting process by the award-winning Razer design and engineering team prior to approval. The new enterprise aims to take advantage of Razer's design expertise and product engineering sensibilities. Every design feature of a licensed case will be directed by Razer in collaboration with any selected partner. Interested case manufacturers can go to www.razerzone.com/designedbyrazer to find out more.

"We have some of the world's best designers and engineers working at Razer and we fully believe in advancing the industry no matter the cost, so it makes sense for us to share this knowledge with other manufacturers in our industry," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "It's our goal to service the needs of the hundreds of millions of gamers worldwide and a custom Razer PC case has been sought after for some time. The NZXT H440 - Designed by Razer is the first success with this program and we expect there to be many more."

The NZXT H440 - Designed by Razer features signature Razer green USB ports and green lighting that illuminates the rear ports. The distinct design contains a tinted window that shows off the illuminated Razer logo and the interior hardware. Custom green lighting also creates an underglow from the bottom of the case.

The NZXT H440 - Designed by Razer is the first licensed desktop case for Razer, but the latest in a storied line of products. The award-winning Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro set new benchmarks for power and portability in the laptop space. The Razer Edge tablet won an unprecedented three Best of CES awards at the 2013 Consumer Electronics show, including overall "Best of Show." Things culminated at CES again this year with the fully modular Project Christine concept winning the official "Best PC" Best of CES award.

For more information about the NZXT H440 - Designed by Razer PC case, please visit www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/h440.

Price: $149.99
[/B]Availability:[/B] NZXT.com - July

Product features:
  • Drive Bays: External 5.25 in. : 0 Internal 3.5 in. / 2.5 in. : 6+2
  • Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX
  • 7x Expansion Slots
  • I/O Panel LED On/Off
  • Radiator Support
  • Front Side, Bottom Front, Bottom Rear Filters Included
  • (2x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • (2x) USB 2.0 port
  • (1x) Microphone port, (1x) Headphone port
  • 8.66 in. / 22 cm Width x 20.08 in. / 51 cm Height x 18.71 in. / 47.5 cm Depth
  • 21.5 lbs. / 9.75 kg
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10 Comments on Razer Announces PC Case Design Licensing Program

#1
adulaamin
More like "Rebranded by Razer" :)
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#2
micropage7
by: adulaamin
More like "Rebranded by Razer" :)
i just think the same, and actually its shameful for claiming like that
and
"features signature Razer green USB ports and green lighting that illuminates the rear ports"
all green? it just taking from Nvidia :banghead::banghead:
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#3
ryanjacoby2
by: micropage7
i just think the same, and actually its shameful for claiming like that
and
"features signature Razer green USB ports and green lighting that illuminates the rear ports"
all green? it just taking from Nvidia :banghead::banghead:
I read a while back that they actually patented green USB ports as a competitive advantage for their Edge laptops (and paid a lot for it), so IIRC not even nVidia can do this.
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#4
Hood
It's only $30 more than the regular H440, about what the LED lighting would cost you, and already installed professionally. This makes the case a lot more interesting, for nVidia fans, and owners of Razer Black Widow keyboards. I wouldn't buy one, but I'm sure many others will. I really like the soft green under glow, they must have used frosted Plexiglas strips to make it look that even and subtle. I'm stealing that idea for my next build...
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#5
Sp33d Junki3
by: adulaamin
More like "Rebranded by Razer" :)
How is it rebranded? No where does it say it is a Razer H440. It is still being sold by NZXT and built by NZXT.

by: micropage7
i just think the same, and actually its shameful for claiming like that
and
"features signature Razer green USB ports and green lighting that illuminates the rear ports"
all green? it just taking from Nvidia :banghead::banghead:
Not taking from Nvidia, as the shade of Green is not Nvidia. You can easily tell the difference.
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#6
9700 Pro
I'll want a Logitech case instead of Razer, got G510 & G400s on my gaming accessories :) I won't change from Fractal Design cases on my #1 rig otherwise :D

Edit: Damn, I thought that there was typo in the news, I always remembered that it was Razor... Maybe I've played too much the old NFS Most Wanted (the #1 blacklist enemy is Razor).. :D
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#7
SaltyFish
by: Hood
It's only $30 more than the regular H440, about what the LED lighting would cost you, and already installed professionally. This makes the case a lot more interesting, for nVidia fans, and owners of Razer Black Widow keyboards. I wouldn't buy one, but I'm sure many others will. I really like the soft green under glow, they must have used frosted Plexiglas strips to make it look that even and subtle. I'm stealing that idea for my next build...
Can't say I'm a fan of the Razer branding, but the fact that it's not the standard eye-blinding blue is a big win for it.
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#8
9700 Pro
Hmm... Logitech and Fractal should co-operate :)

I love both <3
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#9
micropage7
by: Sp33d Junki3
How is it rebranded? No where does it say it is a Razer H440. It is still being sold by NZXT and built by NZXT.


Not taking from Nvidia, as the shade of Green is not Nvidia. You can easily tell the difference.
spin version of green :D
personally i expect more than just the outlook, like custom front bezel or different version of internal case
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#10
nickbaldwin86
so it is not July anymore and no word? still not for sale.

I really like this case and wanted the Black/green. cant find them. I am a sucker for Razer so for $150 the black/green combo with Razer would be cool to me ... I am building a rig and kinda more or less been waiting for this to be released... still not sure I would buy it because $150 is double what I normally spend on a case.
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