NZXT H630 Silent Ultra Tower Computer Case Review
By Tom Jaskulka
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by NZXT Technologies.
NZXT has dabbled in quiet cases before (Hush, H2). While I don’t personally have experience with those particular chassis, I’ve gathered the attempts in the past have left consumers wanting. It appears a revived Phantom line has also provided another opportunity for NZXT Technologies to tackle the “silent” segment once again – can NZXT bring the H series of chassis to new levels with the H630 Silent Ultra Tower Computer Case? Benchmark Reviews has a chance to answer this question. Let’s take a look.
NZXT reveals on their H630 product page that the “new H630 was engineered for one simple purpose: provide enthusiasts the ability to build the highest performing systems while remaining audibly invisible.” This sounds like a tall order, as performance usually means heat – which means noise. Can they deliver?
As a quick reminder, I think it’s important to note that “silence” is somewhat of a misnomer (there’s almost always noise). If you’re building a “silent” PC, you should be aware that no amount of sound-dampening material will silence noisy components. The amount of other noises present in the room will also contribute to changing the character and level of sound that you hear, which is why most sound testing should be done in a special chamber – which becomes irrelevant the moment you take the item out of the chamber (in my opinion).
Still, there are techniques used in the H630 that will do a substantial amount of work in reducing the type and amount of noise that escapes as long as you use appropriate components in your build. My main concern for the H630 in regards to noise will be finding out if the result is worth the inclusion of the materials for the price (that is, “is it worth it?”). With that in mind, let’s get started.
NZXT H630 Features
Clean. Modern. Silent. Three words to describe the new H – an ear-defining change in the way you experience the PC.
Beautifully architected, the new H630 was engineered for one simple purpose: provide enthusiasts the ability to build the highest performing systems while remaining audibly invisible.
Ushering in a new era of silent, high performance systems, the NZXT H630 leads the industry with a high-density sound dampening design that doesn’t impede its cooling capabilities.
Fully enclosed in steel and combined with an intelligent vent design to minimize intake noise, the H630 offers a sleek, jaw-dropping design that will leave you and your components speechless.
The new H is the first of its kind to support up to two 200mm fans in the front of the enclosure and the first in the industry that allows for this much airflow expandability without the removal of sound dampening material.
The H630 offers exceptional support for a wide range of liquid cooling solutions, including the ability to mount 240mm, 280mm and 360mm radiators in both top and front positions.
Complete with fully modular hard drive cages , a ten-port fan hub and two removable SSD mounts located behind the motherboard tray, the H630 offers comprehensive customization for all enthusiasts.
The H630 is available in Matte Black and Glossy White colors for $149.99 USD.
|Model Number||CA-H630F-W1 Glossy White
CA-H630F-M1 Matte Black
|Drive Bays||External 5.25″ x 2 (Tooless)
Internal 3.5″/2.5″: 8(2 x 2.5″ behind MB) 2 x 3HDD cage, 1 x 2HDD cage (Fully Modular)
|Cooling System||Front 2 x 200 or 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm ( 1 x 200mm included )
Top 2 x 200 or 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Rear 1 x 140/120mm ( 1 x 140mm included )
Bottom 2 x 140/120mm
HDD Pivot 2 x 140/120mm
Bottom Front (Included)
|Radiator Support||Front 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Top 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Bottom 2 x 140/120
Rear 1 x 140/120mm
|Clearance||CPU Cooler 190mm
VGA Card 354mm
Cable Management 27mm
|Dimensions||245mm(W) x 547mm(H) x 567mm(D)|
|Material||SECC Steel, ABS Plastic|
|Motherboard Support||ATX, Micro-ATX, XL-ATX, EATX (347mm x 272mm)|
|External Electronics||1 x Audio/Mic 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0
SD Card Reader With SDHC & SDXC Support
I/O Panel LED On/Off
|Product Weight||14 kg|
Specifications taken from the manufacturer’s product page.