The NZXT H440 Razer edition shows us what two great design companies can accomplish when they partner together and put their expertise to work. Razer took one of NZXT’s best cases and modified it to make it their own. Adding in their company logo, green LED underglow, a tinted window, custom paint, and Razer’s green SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, make this case stand out.
The overall build quality of the H440 Razer is exactly what you would expect from two great companies. The paint job is fantastic, and has a matte powder coat feel to it rather than a high gloss finish. NZXT added sound insulation foam to the front panel, back side panel and a portion of the windowed side panel which will reduce noise from the components. Cooling options are numerous, with the included four FN V2 fans, there is space to add in up to three additional fans at the top. However, that is not the only option, up to 360mm liquid cooling radiator can be installed at the top or the front as well. Of course all those fans need to be powered, so NZXT has included a simple 10 fan power hub. While a controller would be nicer, or even a PWM fan hub, at least NZXT has made it easy to power all the fans.
When the system is running, you can press the LED button on the back of case and the final enhancements done by Razer are turned on. While the Razer logo looks great on the front of the case, once it is lit up, it really stands out. The logo on the power supply cover is difficult to see through the tinted window, until the LED is turned on. Both of these logo’s look great against the black paint. The Underglow effect on the bottom makes the case stand out in the dark.
While there is a lot to like about the NZXT H440 Razer Edition, there are a couple of things that I could use a little attention. For the 3.5″ hard drives, there is a lot of wasted/dead space, they could be compressed and use about 1/2 the space they currently use. While it could increase the price of the case, a change to the 2.5″ SSD trays would be nice, maybe include a power cable spliter to make powering them easier. These are of course minor concerns, and nothing that should detract somebody from purchasing the case.
The NZXT H440 Razer Edition is set to be released by the end of the year, Newegg has it available for pre-order for $149.99 plus shipping and includes NZXT’s 2 year warranty. This is a great case that has been modified by Razer to provide a little uniqueness to a great looking case. If you like what Razer and NZXT have come up with, the H440 Razer Edition is a great mid-tower case that provides plenty of options and some unique customized touches.
Legit Bottom Line: The NZXT H440 is an incredible mid-tower case, with lots of cooling options and a spacious interior for a mid-tower case. Razer’s enhancements to the H440 make this case stand out from other options on the market.