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NZXT H1 Mini-ITX Chassis Review (Page 3)

Shannon Robb | Feb 25, 2020 at 08:00 am CST - 2 mins, 19 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 96%Manufacturer: NZXTModel: CA-H210B-W1

NZXT H1 Mini-ITX Chassis

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The front panel is opaque enough that you don't see very clearly inside without some sort of internal lighting. The lights in my photo studio blast the glass to give a solid view inside, but with this chassis on your desk, you will not see the internal structure nearly as easily. Also, the NZXT logo is well integrated and almost fades into the glass in most scenarios.

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The top of the H1 since it is a monolith style chassis is simple and solid metal except for the Front I/O. since there is not much else here, we will cover that as well.

The I/O consists of the following:

  • Combo headphone and microphone 3.5mm jack
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port
  • Power Button with illuminated power&HDD LED ring

The I/O is complete, and I am pleased to see the Type-C, in this instance, being full speed. I do know that NZXT's goal is to be clean and minimalist with this chassis, but I do once again wish they included dual USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports as once again, we see a wasteful use of a full 20-pin header for a single Type-A port.

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Rotating to the side with the AIO installed, and you can see the entire top to bottom length is an open mesh with an internal dust filter to allow the H1 to breathe.

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Rotating the H1, we find the end opposite the glass panel. This side also has an open hump at the bottom, which houses the AC input receptacle for the PSU along with areas to pass through your I/O cables such as peripheral and display connectivity. Here once again, we have a fully vented panel in place which allows air to escape freely and with any luck keep components cooler. So note that since this back vented panel is not considered an inlet, it is not filtered to help avoid obstruction of exhausting heated air.

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Rotating the H1 again ninety degrees, and we now have the GPU side panel. This side is well vented and filtered the same as the opposing one and will help make sure no matter the design of your GPU, it should have no issue with a lack of available air to pull in.

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The bottom of the H1 is where a bulk of the action happens or at least concerning connectivity. Here we have the motherboard I/O shield cutout along with the adjacent GPU I/O. Here we also see the AC input cable, which is routed up to the integrated SFX PSU inside the top of the H1.

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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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