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NZXT Classic Series H2 Mid Tower Case Review - The NZXT H2 Mid Tower Case

The Classic series gets a new and silent addition with the NZXT H2 mid tower chassis.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 10, 2011 5:04 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: NZXT

The NZXT H2 Mid Tower Case

 

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From the front you can see the resemblance to the Alpha chassis, but the edges are more squared here and it offers a refined finish with chrome trim to make an attractive addition to any room.

 

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The bezel is quite thick. On the left side we can see the hinges, and if you look a bit further back you will see nothing but black painted steel on the door panels.

 

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That means the door opens from the left to expose the sound deadening material backing the door panel as well as giving you access to the three bay covers and the pair of 120mm intake fans. Matching the other side, there is just a flat steel panel on the right.

 

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The top of the chassis has the front I/O with USB 3.0 connectivity and a three position fan controller included. Moving up in this image, there is a cover for the SATA connected hard drive dock, and a sound deadening magnetic fan cover over the 140mm exhaust hole.

 

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Removing both of the covers, you can see that there is also mesh in the top of the chassis blocking some of the optional fans noise, and is how you access the holes to mount a fan. The cover is also removed from the dock, but I have a closer picture for you on that matter.

 

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This bay is not made to be "hot swappable" and the sticker advises you to set AHCI in the bios to allow for such an option if desired. This bay will accept both 2.5" drives as well as 3.5" drives, and again gets connected to the motherboard via an SATA cable and powered via a 4-pin Molex connection.

 

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The front I/O uses rubber coated buttons for the power, reset, and fan controller that matches the fan, hard drive dock lid, and bay cover latches. Connectivity has front panel audio jacks, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and the three position fan speed switch.

 

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The rear of the chassis offers a hole specifically for the USB 3.0 cable on top of the rear I/O hole and 120mm exhaust fan. Below those you will find seven mesh covered slots, and a bottom mounted power supply hole with the edge of the removable dust filter showing at the very bottom.

 

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Under the chassis it gets supported by the plastic rail that goes under the steel chassis. There are rubber strips to keep the chassis in place, and this plastic trim piece incorporates grooves to allow the large dust filter to slide in and out through the rear of the chassis.

 

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