NZXT H230 Silent Mid-Tower Case ReviewFri, Oct 04, 2013 - 11:02 AM
NZXT H230 Silent Mid-Tower Case
The H230 is one of three NZXT’s cases in their Absolute Silence line. These include the H230, the H2, another mid-tower, and finally the H630, an “Ultra Tower”. Each of these have slightly different specs. The H230 is the entry level case in the Silent Line, two models are avaialable, a black and a white model. The review sample received has the part number CA-H230I-B1, which is the black version; the white version has part number CA-H230I-W1. Both cases are affordable at $69.99 shipped and are backed by a 2-year warranty.
The H320chassis is part of NZXT’s Absolute Silence case line, they have pre-installed a sound insulation material on the two side panels. They have included two 120mm fans, which should be tuned for silent operation.
The H230 uses a tray system for 3.5″ or 2.5″ hard drives; there are six hard drive trays. These must be installed from the back side of the motherboard tray. For video card compatibility, cards up to 15.75in will fit, so all modern cards will fit when the hard drive cage is removed, otherwise if your card is under 11in you can keep the hard drive cage in place. If the middle drive cage needs to be removed, that causes the loss of three of the hard drive trays.
As a mid-tower the H230 measures 195mm x 447mm x 502mm (W x H xD) or 7.7in x 17.6in x 19.8in. Weighing in at 7.25kg or 16lbs which seems to be a good average weight and size. With these measurements, a CPU cooler less than 158mm or 6.2in will be needed; this should allow for most CPU heatsinks to be used, however keep it in mind when looking at the largest tower heatsinks.
NZXT H230 Key Features
- Classic styling, minimalistic design
- Noise absorbing internal padding
- Removable HDD cage
- Tool-free 5.25” latch design
- 7 motherboard expansion slots
- 2x USB 3.0 / audio external connectors
|NZXT H230 Case Specifications|
External 5.25″ x 3
Front 2 x 120mm (One Included)
CPU Cooler 158mm
|Dimensions||195mm (W) x 447mm (H) x 502mm (D)|
|Motherboard Support||ATX, MICRO-ATX, MINI-ITX|
|External Electronics||1 x Audio/Mic 2 x USB 3.0|
|Product Weight||7.25 kg|