Surprise! NZXT Partners with Razer for Redesigned H440 Enclosure

Written by  Tuesday, 10 June 2014 20:27
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We called NZXT's H440 enclosure an "innovator" and "the reason we review cases" after benchmarking the product. The H440 ships with a built-in PSU shroud, a side window that obscures the drive bays, and a complete lack of 5.25" external optical drive bays; along with these risks taken by the company, the enclosure uses sound-damping foam and locking thumb screws to mitigate noise and streamline installation.

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The company has now partnered with Razer, in a somewhat shocking turn of events, who are now offering their own "NZXT H440 Designed by Razer." The core specs of the case remain the same, but changes to the aesthetic have been made by Razer.

Added to the outside is Razer's Sicilian Flag-like snake logo in bright green, what appear to be 'neons' (green LEDs) on the underside, and a hexagonal mesh on the side panel. The case is painted in matte black and has no highlight colors beyond the green logo. The USB3.0 ports have had their standardized blue color assignment swapped for Razer's green; the power button has also seen a swap from a white LED to a green LED.

The inside sees the addition of the Razer logo upon the PSU shroud, which seems to be backlit with a green LED.

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Razer uses fierce adjectives like "insane," "beautiful," and "predatory" to describe their take on NZXT's enclosure, which are entirely useful in product selection.

The fan spec, chassis, and installation features remain identical to NZXT's original H440 design.

Learn more marketing adjectives here: http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/h440.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Last modified on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 20:32

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