Overall Score4.3  

Introduction

We were looking around for a chassis for a gaming build we were thinking about and we figured we needed to think about the NZXT H440. We had picked this for a watercooling build but a change of mind pushed us down a different path on that one. So, we figured this would be perfect for the gaming build and something nice and high spec.

The NZXT H440 comes in a number of colours, we went for the red and black, we wanted to use the MSI X99A Gaming 7 motherboard which is red and black as well, so the build was under way and we started to get excited!

NZXT have only been around since 2004, not long but they are past their first decade and making a name for themselves. As you have probably realised, we have the NZXT H440 for review today, in red and black, two of the most popular gaming colours out there just now, unless you like white, as we do.

Chassis TypeMid Tower
MaterialSECC Steel, ABS Plastic
MotherboardsATX/Micro ATX / Mini ITX
Dimensions220mm x 510mm x 475.3mm (W x H x D)
Cooling SystemFront: 2x 140/3x120mm (3 x 120mm FN V2 Fans Included)
Top: 2x 140/3x120mm
Rear: 1x 140/120mm (1 x 140mm FN V2 Fan Included)
5.25” Drive BaysNone
3.5” Drive Bays6 Internal
2.5” Drive Bays2 Internal
Expansion Slots7
Max length available for PCI slots290mm (410mm – Without middle HDD cage)
I/O Ports1 x Audio/Mic
I/O Panel LED On/Off
2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
ClearanceGPU Clearance With HDD Cage: 294mm
GPU Clearance Without HDD Cage: 406.2mm
CPU Cooler: 180mm
Cable Management: Lowest Point - 17.7mm; Highest Point 32.5mm
Radiator SupportFront 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Top 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Rear 1 x 140/120mm

Features

  • Clean inside and out. Doorless, ODD-free front panel,  full-view window reveals an interior specially engineered to make any build seamless and beautiful.
  • Cable Management. The H440 ensures a hassle-free experience, allowing anybody to become an expert on clean cable management.
  • Included Fans.  4 NZXT’s newly designed FN V2 case fans. An unheard of 3x 120mm in front and 1x 140mm in rear.
  • Steel Throughout. Newly designed steel HDD drive trays complement the H440’s front and top steel panels.
  • Liquid Cooling. Supporting both 140mm and 120mm fans, Kraken ready- fitting radiators up to 360mm in size to offer comprehensive water cooling performance in a sleek, minimalist package.

Product Gallery

The chassis comes in a nice glossy box, a bit of a unique thing these days. It is good to see and makes it feel like a quality product already.

It doesn’t use the best polystyrene, but that is not uncommon, just beware of static shocks! We open a lot of chassis packaging these days, there is always a shot straw competition for static fill plastic packaging!

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