Building a System, Continued
Things are reasonably neat on the back of the motherboard tray. I’ve a single 3.5″ hard drive mounted in one bay to back up the 2.5″ drive. You do have to be careful of the existing fan and lighting wiring, which is small-gauge and easy to damage. This image also shows another advantage of this case design: there’s plenty of room to stuff excess cabling under the lowest drive caddy. This will be especially handily for systems with non-modular power supplies.
If you’re using a modular power supply, it’s easiest to plug in all the cables you expect to need before sliding the power supply into the case. Once the supply is installed, working through this opening is your only option, and plugging in cables can be a little difficult if you have large hands and/or must work past a tangle of existing cables.
Overall, this was a very clean and easy build. The design of the case, especially the power supply cover, makes for a build so neat it looks as if it was done by a professional modder.
Powering the system up reveals the backlighting of the NZXT logo on the power supply cover…
…as well as the brightly lit ports and slots at the rear of the case. The lighting can be turned on or off with a small button on the back of the case.
In the last section, I’ll present my final thoughts and conclusion about the NZXT H440 computer case.