NZXT H710i Review 5

NZXT H710i Review

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Value and Conclusion

  • The NZXT H710i currently goes for US$200 excl. taxes, but you will probably find it at a lower street price.
  • Extremely solid build quality
  • Cable trenches for easy cable management
  • Four retail-grade fans included
  • NZXT Smart Device V2 module built in
  • Dust filters on all intake openings
  • Great use of steel for the shroud as part of the side
  • Excellent engineering and design to maximize cooling capabilities in front and top of chassis
  • Excellent CPU cooler compatibility
  • Can hold up to eight storage drives
  • Very easy to assemble for both air and liquid cooling
  • Solid steel panels running along front and top of case
  • Two built-in RGB strips
  • Excellent out of the box cable routing
  • Solid connector for your case power/reset/LED
  • 3.5" hard-drive cage requires removal to be filled, using nothing but screws
  • Windowed side panel thumb screws look a little out of place in this sleek design
  • A bit on the heavy side
NZXT went all out when it first released the H-Series with a heavy focus on a functional design using as much steel as possible. This gamble is definitely paying off now, as the next generation of the H-Series, including the H710i, are still extremely relevant and beautiful today even though the tooling for the chassis itself has not really changed.

You will still find all the elements that made the H700i so unique, from the cable trenches to four pre-installed retail-grade fans, the built-in smart device, and cable cover—everything comes together with the metal shroud to allow you to install not only big air coolers but also two 360 mm radiators instead. You can also do so without compromising expandability or having to sacrifice more than a single hard-drive spot if you put a thick radiator in the front of the H710i.

Add the fact that you get two pre-installed RGB LED strips where the original H700i made you install the second one yourself, the ability to control them, and the just as nicely connected fans with NZXT's CAM software, and it further underlines what makes the case great. But NZXT hasn't stopped there by making all these bits and pieces work together so well as to result in a beautifully clean interior when assembled, and the cherry on top is certainly the fact that you can get the case in so many different color variants, as well as cool special editions.
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