NZXT is a leading brand in ATX tower chassis market. Their earlier Phantom case hits the market 4 years ago and it got 41 awards from major review sites all around the world. This review will cover NZXT H440 mid tower chassis, ‘H’ stands for Hush which mean silent. Early 2014 NZXT just announced the NZXT H440 in white/black and red/black two choice of colors. There are a few special edition released afterwards with blue/black, green/black, orange/black choice available.
A very good looking packaging of the chassis. Our review unit is Red/Black in color. Special thanks to alienshepardlee for borrowing the chassis for review purpose.
First look of the chassis!
The front view of the chassis. Very clean and simple looking.
Right hand side of the chassis.
Power and reset button. They make it a very simple and classy design.
The front I/O panel comes in 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, audio and mic jack.
There’s a ventilation holes for top panel.
Rear view of the chassis.
There’s 2 LED installed at the rear I/O panel. You will be able the connect your monitor, LAN cables, mouse keyboard even in a dark surrounding!
The rear fan mount is adjustable so that you can avoid clashing with top radiator.
2 tube holes with rubber gourmet to expand the water cooling compatibility.
Both side panel screws are attached to the panel so that it won’t lost easily.
Unfortunately we found that one of the side panel screw of this unit was lost. We contacted NZXT Malaysia and they agreed to replace another screw for it.
Bottom view of the chassis.
The PSU dust filter is removable. This makes the cleaning job much easier.
The installation of PSU is slightly different with other chassis due to the PSU shroud.
You may need to attach the PSU to this bracket and slot it in.
After removing the side panel, inside looks so clean!
The side panel is so solid!
Comes with noise dampening foam.
This is the most unique feature of NZXT H440. The first ever chassis comes with a full cover PSU shroud!
The “NZXT” words on the PSU shroud will glow up after system turned on.
The SSD or 2.5″ HDD mounting
There’s a few holes on top of PSU shroud to route PCI-e power cables and SSD/HDD SATA power cables.
Cable management rubber gourmet.
NZXT Design motherboard tray.
Front I/O cables. All in black colors, just nice for tidy cable management.
Rear fan included in the chassis. NZXT V2 FN140
Taken off the front panel and we see the capability of this chassis to install a 360 radiator in front.
The front intake dust filter mounted with magnet to ease the cleaning works.
3x NZXT V2 FN120 included in front panel as well.
Even the top panel, front panel also attached with the noise dampening foam.
Top panel able to mount 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm fans.
Top fan mount is slightly offset above to increase clearance between radiator and motherboard heatsink
Here’s the right side panel, same as the other panel the noise dampening foam covered the whole panel.
Come behind the motherboard tray. A large cut-out on motherboard makes the installation of CPU cooler much easier.
Under the PSU shroud, there are plenty of space to hide all the cables.
You can install up to 5 HDD here.
For water cooling enthusiast, you can even install a 60mm radiator with push/pull configuration if you are willing to sacrifice the HDD tray.
The HDD tray is very solid compare to other chassis, but we doubt it will reduce the air flow to the HDD.
There’s a rubber to reduce the vibration from the HDD.
Even the HDD tray screws are attached together. Nice design by NZXT, no more screw lost!
Built in fan hub. Is more like a naked NZXT Grid (https://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/123-grid-fan-hub)
A small PCB to control the LED on PSU shroud and rear I/O panel.
The spacing for cable routing is rather small compared to other mid tower, but we guess it’s reasonable since NZXT provided a PSU shroud to hide all your cables underneath.
As usual, the accessories pack attached at the HDD tray.
Screws, cable ties, product catalogue and NZXT sticker
In our thoughts, this chassis almost covered every single feature that a PC enthusiast needs. For air cooling users, it able to fit up to 7 fans and reduce the noise level to lowest with noise dampening foam, truly fulfilled the HUSH design. While for water cooling users, it can fits up to 2x 360mm radiators and 1x 120mm radiator, up to date there’s no mid tower in the market will be able to do that. However, this chassis doesn’t comes with 5.25″ which we don’t think it’s necessary for most of the enthusiast out there. NZXT H440 at a price tag of RM399 is a very good deal as it had all the features that everyone needs, modifications are no longer needed for this chassis. OCDrift.com hopes that NZXT will duplicate the good features in NZXT H440 to the other series especially their flagship Phantom series.
Nice design PSU shroud
Silent in action
Good cable management
Varies choice of colors
Built in fan hub
High price/feature ratio
No 5.25″ bay
Bad air flow for HDD
NZXT H440 Mid Tower Chassis received Editor Choice Award from OCDrift.com
Disclaimer: OCDrift.com gives out our own award based on the Hardware Performance, Features, Innovation, and Value as determined by the reviewer