NZXT H400i Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 14.05.18
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Conclusion

Rating

  Cooling Features Layout Build Quality Value for Money
Pros + Good compatibility for watercooling and aircooling
+ Fan controller
+ Water cooling
+ Tempered glass
+ LED
+ Dust filters
+ Interior space + High quality materials
Cons       - Paint - Price 


The NZXT H400i is a mid-tower PC case designed for those who are looking for a compact gaming rig, which is offering plenty of space even for high-end hardware as well as custom liquid cooling. NZXT decided to use the classic design approach which has been introduced with their S340 case. The materials and build quality are on very good level, which is something we certainly expected from NZXT and apart from that we like the tempered glass side panel. The paint job is on a good level too, but in our opinion it could be improved since it comes off when you untighten some screws. It's hard to understand if the problem are the screws that are too tighten or the paint job itself.

On the inside there is a lot of space available. Once the motherboard will be installed you can easily put a radiator in the front and another tiny one in the back. Apart from that all drives bays have been moved to the bottom area of the case, which means that you will not see them. Since there is a huge tempered glass panel, NZXT has added a few LEDs which will light up your rig. Testing the case as delivered with two 120mm fans in the front and one in the back, we found temperatures to be on a reasonable level, while the noise level was very low. The cable management is rather good, we like the cable canals that have been placed in the rear part.

The amount of features you get with the H400i make it a very interesting. We appreciate that there is space for water cooling setups, which means installing an all-in-one water cooler is a piece of cake. The NZXT H400i is compatible with 240mm and 280mm radiators. At the moment on the market there are several micro-ATX motherboards compatible with Coffee Lake, Skylake-X, Threadripper and Ryzen CPUs. In other words you might create a beefy gaming or workstation rig inside this case. Since the bigger radiator finds place in the front, you have to check out the size of your GPU.

The H400i from NZXT is a PC case which we can definitely recommend. If you are looking for a mid-tower PC case with two pre-installed fans, a small fan controller and a good build quality, this is a great choice. With this case it is really easy to build a high-end rig. The NZXT H400i is available on Geizhals for 139.90 Euro excluding shipping costs and the price is pretty steep. The case is available in four different color schemes: black, black and white, black and red, and black and blue. The NZXT H400i earns 4 out of 5 stars.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 5 - Installation
Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Ventilation options
Page 3 - Features Page 7 - Temperatures
Page 4 - Product overview Page 8 - Conclusion




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