I would like to thank NZXT for supplying the review sample.
After offering a new silent chassis in the form of the H630, NZXT is now going for the more compact, more affordable market segment with the H230. NZXT marketing promises everything we love about the H at a smaller price point, so let's find out if those promises also hold true!
|Color||White or Black|
|Drive Bays||External: 3x 5.25" baysInternal: 6x 3.5/2.5"|
|Form Factor||ATX, MICRO-ATX, MINI-ITX|
|Cooling||Front: 2x 120 mm (1x 120 mm included)Rear: 1x120 mm (included)Side: N/ATop: N/AFloor: 1x 120 mm|
|Dimensions||195mm (W) x 447mm (H) x 502mm (D)|
|Switches||Power / Reset|
|I/O||USB 3.0 x 2 (internal), Audio In and Out (supports HD audio)|
As with most mid-range cases, the NZXT H230 ships in a plain cardboard box with black print on it. The front shows the side of the enclosure, while the rear details its main features in great depth. You will find the specifications and an image of the front on the smaller sides.
Sturdy Styrofoam spacers hold the H230 in place and protect it during the shipping process. The chassis also comes inside a plastic bag to protect it from scratches and finger prints.
You will get all-black screws, neatly sorted into different plastic bags by type, and a total of three cable ties. While the inclusion of such is commendable, the total number is inadequate. A manual rounds up the contents of the H230.
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