NZXT H230 Silent Mid-Tower Case Review


NZXT H230 Silent Mid-Tower Case

H230 Full View

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.

H230 Sound Insulation

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.

H230 Hard Drive Chassis

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
Size Mid Tower
Model Number

CA-H230I-W1 White
CA-H230I-B1 Black

Drive Bays

External 5.25″ x 3
Internal 3.5″ /2.5″: 6

Cooling System

Front 2 x 120mm (One Included)
Rear 1 x 120mm (Included)
Bottom 1 x 120mm


CPU Cooler 158mm
VGA Card 400 w/o HDD Cage
290mm with HDD Cage
Cable Management 14mm

Dimensions 195mm (W) x 447mm (H) x 502mm (D)
Material Steel, Plastic
Motherboard Support ATX, MICRO-ATX, MINI-ITX
Expansion Slots 7
External Electronics 1 x Audio/Mic 2 x USB 3.0
Product Weight 7.25 kg
Warranty 2 Years