NZXT H630 Silent Ultra-Tower Case Review

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When discussing the history of the Mongols, everybody just seems to remember the pillaging and nobody talks about all the positive things they have contributed. For example, did you know they practically invented the patio deck party? As a Canadian, the patio deck party is an essential part of our summers, so this strikes me on a personal level. Sure, the Mongolian version of the patio party is slightly different with the Mongols building wooden platforms on top of their (still alive) conquered enemies while they had a barbecue feast. It all sounds grotesque to us, but to them the groans of their enemies were probably equivalent to Tiesto DJ'ing the party, especially considering the only music they had was Mongolian throat singing. Even in the way they celebrate, they were brutal to their enemy for that is their nature.

NZXT H630 Ultra-Tower Case

 

Just like the Mongolian Horde, high-end PC components are expected to run hot and loud. Attempts to temper their nature have been valiant but the most practical method of controlling them is to build a barrier. The Chinese built the Great Wall and, for PC components, many manufacturers have designed special noise-dampened cases equipped with padding and other vibration-minimizing features. NZXT, in particular, has had three other silent-case offerings for the mid-tower market: the Hush, the H2 and the recently announced H230. Users looking for a larger solution that can house enthusiast-class components, unfortunately, had very few options until now.

NZXT H630 Full-Tower Case

 

The H630 is NZXT’s first full-tower case designed for silent-computing.  The NZXT H630 shares the same internal base design as the Phantom 630 with two less 5.25” drive bays and increased 3.5” modular cage mounting support.  Externally, the H630 adopts a more conservative, less-rounded look, compared to the Phantom series, while maintaining an unmistakably NZXT signature aesthetic. Noise dampening materials line the top, front and side panels of the H630 to minimize sound output from the enthusiast-class components installed inside.  Radiator support up to 360mm is available at the top and front, while a 240mm or 280mm can be installed at the bottom.  The H630 HDD cages can even be reconfigured or removed entirely to accommodate thicker radiators for the front.  In terms of component support, the NZXT H630 provides 190mm of CPU heatsink height clearance, as well as 354mm clearance for video cards, with ample cable management routing space of 27mm behind the right side panel.  An SD-card reader connected via USB 2.0 header is built into the front panel I/O, as well as an LED on/off switch for the rear I/O. The NZXT H630 measures 245 x 547 x 567mm (W x H x D) made of SECC steel, as well as ABS Plastic, and supports ITX through XL-ATX/EATX motherboard sizes.  Right out of the box, the NZXT H630 comes with a 20mm front intake fan, as well as a 140mm rear exhaust fan, pre-installed into the built-in 10-channel 3-pin fan hub.

 

 

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