NZXT H440

Introduction:

When I first saw pictures of NZXT’s new mid tower, the H440, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed. Not only did the case have a clean face due to its lack of 5.25” drive slots, it also had a built-in shroud under the motherboard for hiding a PC’s unsightly cable mess. This looked like the case computer enthusiasts have been clamoring for. When I found out the Mod Munkys at the Zoo were getting their hands on a review chassis, I knew the case would be put through its rigors and NZXT’s claims of “comprehensive water cooling performance” would be tested. Check out the write up as well as our video unboxing of the case here and tubing install here.

 

Link to NZXT’s website

Link to the more information on the H440

Suggested retail: $119.99

Here are the technical specifications of the case from NZXT:

 

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13 thoughts on “NZXT H440

  1. 2 things Guys:
     
    1. The Rad mounting in the video should have been turned around for the top one with the barbs facing the rear of the case.
     
    2. You can mount an HDD or SSD on the bottom of the case.

    1.) The video was a first look at the case and they were basically just trying things out after unpacking the case for the first time. The port location was actually mentioned on Page 5 in the top paragraph: “Also, you’ll have to have the ceiling radiator’s inlet and outlet at the rear of the case…”

    2.) The bottom hard drive location was pointed out on page 4, the 4th image down.
     
    :)

  2. 2 things Guys:
     
    1. The Rad mounting in the video should have been turned around for the top one with the barbs facing the rear of the case.
     
    2. You can mount an HDD or SSD on the bottom of the case.

    Like DarthFos said, we did say that you could put the drive in the bottom “Located on the floor of the H440 is an additional drive mount location that will accommodate a 3.5” or 2.5” drive.” However, it would also be dependent on where and how you want to mount the pump and res. Obviously with how we chose to install the system, mounting a drive in the floor wasn’t going to work.

    Assuming you were talking about the actual system install for the review, I’m not sure how flipping the rad around would matter. Would you be able to elaborate on that? It’s a 240, so it’s not long enough to really get in the way of the 360. By having the barbs towards the front, it cut down on the length and complexity of the tubing runs, and helped to keep it look cleaner. I could be wrong, but I’m not sure that there would be any performance advantage to having the fittings in the back.

    Thank for checking it out and commenting. Let us know if there’s anything else you think we should cover or take a look at. :)

  3. I must say I don’t really care about the missing 5.25″ bays. I don’t like to use bay reservoirs, and a fan controller could be modded inside somewhere I’d think. And since I have a separate machine for my storage, I don’t really need any disk drives either, just an SSD or two.

    I do however definitely share your concerns about the air intakes for the radiators, they look rather puny IMHO. It would be interesting to have some actual test data on that (put a loop together in a case with great airflow, or even on a test bench, measure the temps and compare them to the same loop inside the case), but that would be quite a lot of work obviously.

  4. Now that would certainly be appreciated Stuart ^^^ :)
     
    Great debut review fella :D
     
    Edit – I had one of the original Phantoms, the paint durability wasn’t so hot on that either unfortunately.

  5. Paul, unfortunately things haven’t changed since the original Phantom’s release. Several of NZXT cases still suffer from the same brittle paint problem.

    *Fractal-Design, Corsair and Cooler Master still have the best factory finishes imho

    Mnpctech is making replacement Clear & Smoked windows for the NZXT H440 here, http://mnpctech.com/nzxt-h440-s340-razer-replacement-custom-window-smoked-clear-red-uv-green-blue/

    [img=https://mnpctech.com/images/companies/3/nzxt_razer_h440_clear_window_tint_smoked_mnpctech_replacement_panel4.jpg]

    [img=https://mnpctech.com/images/companies/3/digi_nzxt_digital_snow_white_camo_camoflage_3M_vinyl_film_pc_phone_xbox_one_playstation_wrap.jpg]

  6. That’s a shame Bill, it’s things like that which can make a good product an outstanding one; agreed in my experience with both CM and Fractal, both been top notch.

  7. Nice Review and the build itself looks awesome. Would it be possible to keep one of the 3.5 hard drive mounts in the front of the case if you fit a 240 rad in the front and a 360 in the top.

  8. Nice Review and the build itself looks awesome. Would it be possible to keep one of the 3.5 hard drive mounts in the front of the case if you fit a 240 rad in the front and a 360 in the top.

    You should be able to fit a 240 in the front, and still have room for the top 3.5″ tray. There’s 3.5″ drive mounting holes in the floor, just below where the 3.5″ trays are, as well.

  9. Had some questions about radiators thicknesses. In the video I saw you fit a 240 that was 46mm thick. Would that be able to fit or would it not clear the mobo. Am going to build a similar setup and was wondering the max thicknesses you would recommend for the front and top without having clearance issues. In addition, I have typically done soft tube setups, but I definitely like the cleaner runs of the rigid tubing. Do these setups have the chances of leaking as soft tubing using compression fittings if done right? 

  10. Healthy yank my arse. The top panel ain’t coming off regardless of how much force you use. I could carry my pc holding on the edge of the panel.

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