New: NZXT H630 Specs - Silent Gaming Case

By Published May 07, 2013 at 11:51 am

NZXT's been teasing the release of a new addition to their quiet series of cases for nearly a week now, and as the reveal comes to fruition, we finally know what's in store: The H630.

The H-series of cases from NZXT is considered their "silent" line. The new H630 case takes the Phantom 630 chassis, makes some key panel changes, and promotes itself as an enthusiast-class silent enclosure option.

NZXT's H630 specs have been fully detailed along with the launch of a new website, so this is definitely a big day for the company. Here's what we know so far:

 

NZXT H630 Specs - Quiet Gaming Tower

 

Size Ultra Tower
Model Number CA-H630F-W1 Glossy White
CA-H630F-M1 Matte Black
Drive Bays External 5.25" x 2 (Tooless)
Internal 3.5"/2.5": 8(2 x 2.5" behind MB) 2 x 3HDD cage, 1 x 2HDD cage (Fully Modular)
Cooling System Front 2 x 200 or 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm ( 1 x 200mm included )
Top 2 x 200 or 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Rear 1 x 140/120mm ( 1 x 140mm included )
Bottom 2 x 140/120mm
HDD Pivot 2 x 140/120mm
Filters Front Side(Included)
Bottom Front (Included)
Bottom Rear(Included)
Radiator Support Front 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Top 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm
Bottom 2 x 140/120
Rear 1 x 140/120mm
Clearance CPU Cooler 190mm
VGA Card 354mm
Cable Management 27mm
Dimensions 245mm(W) x 547mm(H) x 567mm(D)
Material SECC Steel, ABS Plastic
Motherboard Support ATX, Micro-ATX, XL-ATX, EATX (347mm x 272mm)
Expansion Slots 9
External Electronics 1 x Audio/Mic 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0
SD Card Reader With SDHC & SDXC Support
I/O Panel LED On/Off
Product Weight 14 kg
Warranty 2 years

 

It's slightly smaller than the gargantuan Phantom 630 we reviewed, but not by much; NZXT's "Ultra Tower" classification remains accurate, with the H630 measuring in at over 9.6" x 21.5" x 22.3". The case eliminates the fan meshes typically found in performance enclosures, uses large fans, and boasts a porous sound absorbing foam on the side panel.

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As for the cooling system, the H630 ships with 1x200mm front intake and 1x140mm rear exhaust, but has room for an additional 1x200mm front intake, 2x200mm or 2x140mm or 3x120mm top fans, 2x140/120mm bottom fans, and 2x140/120mm HDD pivotal fans (similar to what's found in both the P630 and P820). The absence of side fans is intentional - a sacrifice made in exchange for a steel, non-mesh panel with uninterrupted sound absorbing foam.

The 2x200mm front fans are interesting, since the two slots could be instead fitted with a massive 360mm radiator (supports 240/280/360 in both the top and front slots). The front drive cages are modular and can be removed for these configurations, like the 630, and the two rear-side SSD mounts mean we still have room for drives somewhere. You'd really only need such a tremendous amount of space for an open loop cooling solution, but it definitely offers enthusiasts the option to build a rig that's incredibly quiet.

Sticking to cooling, the new enclosure supports full-length VGAs (up to 354mm, if you can find one that large) and effectively any CPU cooler on the market (up to 190mm in height). Dust filters are fitted to the front, bottom, and rear positions.

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Front I/O offers somewhat standard 2x3.5mm audio, 2xUSB2.0, 2xUSB3.0, an SD card reader (SDHC/SDXC support), and standard switches.

Other than that, everything is very similar to what's found in the Phantom 630 chassis (since it's the same frame), so the biggest changes are in panel design and the radiator support. You still get nearly 30mm of cable management space, still have routing cut-outs, the large CPU cut-out, and most the other design features.

NZXT's H630 is available in black or white, offers a somewhat discrete aesthetic, and is marketed at $150. We'll be testing and benchmarking the case shortly.

More here: http://nzxt.com/product/detail/120-H630.html

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Last modified on May 07, 2013 at 11:51 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

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