NZXT H440 Mid-Tower Case Review – 5.25-inch Drive Bays Are Gone!Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - 9:23 AM
NZXT H440 Mid-Tower Case Introduction
NZXT really wanted to make a bold statement with their upcoming mid-tower H440 chassis. Outside of the minimalistic design, they minimized – or should I say eliminated – something that many of us have come accustom to: 5.25” drive bays. This means no more optical drives in NZXT’s eyes with this one! Can you imagine a desktop PC without an optical drive? I’m sure there are plenty of people out there that cannot, but I most certainly can.
Equipped in place of the 5.25” bay are three NZXT FN V2 120mm fans, or even a location to drop in a radiator up to 360mm in size. Even up on the top of the case, you’ll find room for another 360mm radiator, while the rear can accommodate a radiator up to 140mm. That gives the H440 a ton of cooling potential all inside a tight little package.
Finished with a glossy white finish with black accents, which is the H440 that we are going to review today, or a matte black finish with red accents, you can expect to find this case on Amazon for $119.99 shipped in both white and black finishes. This case isn’t available just yet, so you’ll have to preorder it and NZXT says they should ship later this month. This case includes a full 2 year warranty, too!
Another item that NZXT changed up with this case is down by the power supply. Your PSU will actually be hidden by a shroud, giving you an enormous amount of room underneath for loose wires. The shroud will also help you make your case look extremely clean inside, assisting with airflow throughout.
|Model Number||CA-H440W-W1 (Glossy White)
CA-H440W-M1 (Matte Black and Gloss Red)
|Drive Bays||External 5.25″: 0
Internal 3.5″/2.5″: 6+2
|Cooling System||Front: 2x 140/3x120mm (3 x 120mm FN V2 Fans Included)
Top: 2x 140/3x120mm
Rear: 1x 140/120mm (1 x 140mm FN V2 Fan Included)
|Filters||Front Side (Included)
Bottom Front (Included)
Bottom Rear (Included)
|Radiator Support||Front 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Top 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Rear 1 x 140/120mm
|Clearance||GPU Clearance With HDD Cage: 294mm
GPU Clearance Without HDD Cage: 406.2mm
CPU Cooler: 180mm
Cable Management: Lowest Point – 17.7mm; Highest Point 32.5mm
|Dimensions||220mm x 510mm x 475.3mm|
|Material||SECC Steel, ABS Plastic|
|Motherboard Support||Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX|
|External Electronics||1 x Audio/Mic
I/O Panel LED On/Off
|Product Weight||9.75 kg (21.5 lbs)|
|USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|USB 2.0 Ports||2|
Let’s move on and take a look at the packaging that our H440 came in and see what this beauty looks like on the outside.