NZXT Noctis 450 Mid Tower Case Review.

The first NZXT Phantom holds a very special place in my heart, as it was my very first case for my first real computer.

So, what happens when you take the NZXT H440, and mate it with the NZXT Phantom? You get the NZXT Noctis 450. A case that takes two very successful designs, and blends them together to create what should be yet another NZXT success story. The Noctis 450 features a very bold design, that is not just designed for form, but function as well. One of the major improvements the new case makes over the H440, is support for better water cooling gear. Plus, a much greater ventilated surface area, that will provide for a much better thermal results for your build. The case shares the same basic internal design as the H440, so you have an idea as to what to expect. For the external design, the case borrows the good looks of the Phantom line of cases.

The Noctis 450 can be had in two different color options. The black case comes with red LEDs, and the White case comes with blue LEDs. Both the cases are priced at $139.99 at the time of this review, and can be ordered directly from NZXT as well.


For more information about the Noctis please visit the NZXT product page.


Tech Specs.

Model Number CA-N450W-M1 (Black)
CA-N450W-W1 (Glossy White)
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 (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 567mm x 544mm
Material SECC Steel, ABS Plastic
Motherboard Support Mini-ITX, microATX, ATX
Expansion Slots 7
External Electronics 1 x Audio/Mic
I/O Panel and Lighting System LED On/Off
Fan Model FN V2 140 (Case Version)
Speed: 1,000 RPM
Airflow: 50 CFM
Noise: 21 dBA
FN V2 120 (Case Version)
Speed: 1,200 RPM
Airflow: 45 CFM
Noise: 21 dBA
Product Weight 9.5 kg
UPC 815671012425 (Glossy White)
815671012418 (Black)
EAN 5060301692712 (Glossy White)
5060301692705 (Black)
USB 3.0 Ports 2
USB 2.0 Ports 2
Warranty 2 Years


Coming up next ….. Page 2: External Features.

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5 thoughts on “NZXT Noctis 450 Mid Tower Case Review.

  1. It is a pretty awesome case no questions about it. I might move my daily build into that soon.

  2. My initial reaction to seeing the case for the first time was kind of meh…but after looking at it from some of the different angles and then once it was filled with hardware, I see a lot of potential. Overall, I think it’s a pretty nice looking case with some cool features.

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