NZXT H630 Silent Full Tower Case Review
NZXT is becoming one of the more dominant brands within the chassis market and their latest addition, the H630 aims to cement their position. It is an enthusiast full tower which follows in the Phantom seriesí footsteps but also represents an interesting departure from the norm in a number of areas.
While the Phantom lineup focuses on offering enthusiasts the highest performance chassis possible which is wrapped with a great looking exterior, the H-series takes a slightly different approach. Its goal is to provide users with the quietest computing experience possible while also retaining some of its siblingís advanced cooling technologies.
The H630 fills a gap in NZXTís lineup that few realized was actually there. While earlier H-series cases seemed to home in on the mid-tower market, this is one of the few ďUltra TowerĒ sized enclosures which can boast a truly ďsilentĒ design. Now, this does come at a relatively steep price of $150 but for a large space with plenty of room, countless features and tons of sound-dampening, it isnít that expensive either.
The H630ís elegant exterior characteristics donít seem to follow NZXTís usual design since itís missing the standard sweeping lines and covered drive bays. However, the front and top panels are covered with metal that enhances the overall build quality and gives the whole affair a bit of a glossy finish.
Anyone looking for a side window will be disappointed since there isnít one but thatís to be expected due to the H630ís positioning as a silent chassis. A side window or grille would allow far too much interior noise to seep through.
Since itís a silent design, each interior panel is covered with noise dampening foam that helps to reduce the overall noise signature, without negatively impacting airflow options. A total of three 120mm or two 140/200mm fans are supported for both front/top and a powerful intake/exhaust. Users are advised to utilize all fan slots for appropriate cooling as intake ventilation at the front is quite limited.
The internal design has seen some changes as well, particular with increased HDD cage clearance and base that allows 240/280mm radiators to be installed with fans. As NZXT has been known to do in the past, both cages have swivel fan brackets that allow more direct airflow towards internal components.
Cable management has always been a breeze and the H630 is no different with quality rubber grommets, plenty of space and cable tie notches to secure wires to the motherboard tray. In addition, H630 includes two SSD brackets and 10-fan hub at the rear, allowing users to tidy up the fan cables.
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