NZXT H440 Mid-Tower Computer Case Review
By David Ramsey
Manufacturer: NZXT, Inc.
Product Name: Mid-Tower Computer Case
Model Number: CA-H440W-W1 (white), CA-H440W-M1 (matte black/gloss red)
UPC: 15671011848 EAN: 5060301691098
Price As Tested: $119.99 (NewEgg)
Full Disclosure: NZXT provided the product sample used in this article.
You might think, upon initial inspection, that the NZXT H440 Mid Tower computer case is just another well-crafted and attractive case from NZXT; and you’d be right, in the sense that it’s both attractive and well-crafted. But the H440 hides several innovations under its painted steel skin, one of which will be controversial.
Some of my first reviews for this site were of NZXT cases, and I was always impressed at the features and quality that NZXT could bring to a case retailing for a mere $49.95. Simple ideas like slots for the rear exhaust fan screws that let you position the fan precisely behind your CPU cooler cost virtually nothing to include but added real functionality. The H440 follows in this tradition.
Features & Specifications
|Drive Bays||External: 0, Internal 2.5″/3.5″: 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)
Bottom Front (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 510mm x 475.3mm|
|Material||SECC Steel, ABS Plastic|
|Motherboards||Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX|
|External Connections||1x audio/mic, 2xUSB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0|
|Weight||9.75kg / 21.5 pounds|
NZXT has been broadening their appeal in the mid- to high-end case market, and we here at Benchmark Reviews have been impressed with cases like new Phantom series. But the H440 is unlike anything that NZXT has done before. In this review, I’ll show you the features that will make you want this case…or cross it off your list.