NZXT H500i Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 2)

| Jul 17, 2019 at 10:00 am CDT
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: NZXT



The main side of the box is quite clean with only the product name, mid-tower designation, and a warning that tempered glass is fragile. And of course, it is worth noting the large pic of the case with an installed system in place.

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The first side shot of the box starts with another case name and size notation. Next below that is a rundown of the CAM software since the 'i' series of chassis from NZXT have a CAM powered smart device for controlling fans and internal lighting. Then below that, it rounds up in two feature notations, one being the clean interior, and the other being the cable management channels. Lastly is the EAN/UPC/SN and color notation via a rectangle swath.

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The rear of the box is clean again this time carrying the H500i name and the mid-tower designator. Then we get a close up of the white version of the H500i body with the I/O in view. This is a very chich way of designing packaging and gives a very premium feel to the chassis with the stylish photography on the packaging. This carries dare I say a very Apple feel, it is simply a great job by the marketing/packaging team and kudos to them for catching the eyes of a marketing guy such as myself. This is a very practical and well-designed packaging solution.

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The final side of the packaging lists some key features and specs. It also gives a full spec readout broken up by section like we made on the previous page. Even on the packaging, there is not any notation as to PSU length fitment or limits. We will explore this as we dig around inside.

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The case comes in standard hard polystyrene end caps over a plastic bag which the H500i resides in. There is a plastic cling film on the tempered glass panel which I would recommend removing the panel before removing the film. Otherwise, it will be trapped or potentially tear off and still leave a little bit on the panel as it can be stuck between the panel and the lip it slots into. I'm sure at this point you notice that I made this very mistake and spent the subsequent 5 minutes pulling the panel like I should have to begin with and picking the little bits of film off the window edge.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST


Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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