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NZXT H440

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Darksaber

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    Damn..that's one sexy looking case.

    Worst part would be choosing which colour scheme to go with, chic white or classic black..Hmmm, decisions,decisions.

    Also, NZXT do a compatibility checker on their web site, which will be able to tell you if your PSU will fit or not...assuming it's in the database of course.
     
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    Okay, I'm confused.
    The specifications say that there's a 140 mm back there. "(1 x 140mm FN V2 Fan Included)" Which is it?
    o_O "(3 x 120mm FN V2 Fans Included)"

    I don't see that in other reviews and your picture seems to show light coming through from below??? I'm assuming the top is lined like the front.

    NZXT: May I suggest the following? I know that this case is designed for water cooling, and therefore does not need the extra expansion slot(s) that 3 dual-slot GPU's would need, but I sure would like this case to have 8 to 9 expansion slots for those who want to use air cooling. Secondly, the lack of an ODD makes for a clean look, but I still want one. There appears to be space at the bottom of this case to put in a slim slot load ODD. It would even be tidy down there. I wouldn't even care if I had to open the front cover to get to it.
     
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    If omitting the drive bay is a pro, what would be the score??
    Just being curious here...
     
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    Hodor!!!

    My modified H440 for proper radiator air intake.
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    The thing that prevents me from buying one is that the Black Case comes with Red : /

    I would have liked to see the Red as Grey/Graphite.
     
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    You can always stop by a hobby lobby and get some paint =)
     
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    @Hitman.
    This case was abysmal for airflow when trying to push air through radiators on the top and front of the case. I too was about to mod the case, but decided to go back to my larger Switch 810. It is a great looking case, let down by poor airflow, IMO. My PC overheated when the panels were in place and ran perfectly when panels were removed.

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    Switch 810 rebuild

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    So now I have this sexy looking case in my garage in a box.
     
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    very nice!!!! sEXY!!!!

    Yes I had to do the mod for the front panel. The air flow is so dismal I couldn't get a decent temp with the rad mount on the roof either.

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    How are you getting on with your Gsync monitor?
     
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    Oh man, G-sync is the best thing I've ever experience in gaming.

    no input lag.

    no tearing

    no frame buffer over head and loss of GPU/CPU utilization from being bound to a fixed fresh rate.


    I rather play games at work on my work rig(single 780) with the Gsync monitor then at home with SLI titans on a regular fixed rate 120hz monitor.

    The single
     
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    Interesting, Asus are bringing out the ROG Swift, a 120hz 2560x1440 27in TN panel with Gsync, shame I have a pair of CF R9 290's then...
     
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    Yes the ROG Swift PG278Q was suppose to have been released this month. I've been talking with a ASUS rep on twitter and It's been delayed. Same thing with BenQ, they're XL2720G was suppose to have released back in mid march. Now it's pushed to June.

    I'm going with ROG swift. that will replace my 120hz acer at home. I'll keep the NVIDIA G-SYNC: ASUS VG248QE at work.
     
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    If only they made the top a little taller the USB/audio could go on the side as well as possibly helping the airflow issue.

    I'll just answer it now: ingenious! :)

    I mean, NZXT manufacturers approximately 15 other models right now, all with 5.25" drive bays. Not having a bay-less case in your line-up is becoming a deal-breaker as people such as myself can go to other brands today and get one of their bay-less cases or at least a case that compromises (bay mounting is easily removed).
     
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    exactly the same thing for me too. That why I had to mod the front panel. Only way it could breath.
     
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    Hi there
    The tower is absolute great, but there's no space for pump and reservoir. Also the front fans are too loud. I've changed them to the Corsair SP120 quiet edition.
     

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