NZXT Introduces the NOCTIS 450 Chassis
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
NZXT has just introduced the world to their newest chassis, and it looks gorgeous. Taking their proofed concepts and adding a sprinkle of new features and a bold design that stands out and we have the new NZXT Noctis 450 chassis. The Noctis 450 will be available as both a matte black chassis and glossy white edition, so there should be one for every taste.
The somewhat aggressive looking chassis is very streamlined and thanks to the floating panel design, the chassis has a ventilation surface that is 10 folded compared to the H440. Restricted airflow should be a thing of the past with a chassis like this.
Inside, the chassis is built on the base of the H440, probably one of NZXT’s most successful cases next to the original Phantom case, and in a way the new Noctis 450 is a combination of the two. The improved insides of the H440 with a new Phantom cover.
When you buy the new NZXT Noctis 450 case, you’ll get four fans with it right out of the box to keep up enough airflow for even the most demanding hardware parts. The 8-port PWM fan controller is also built-in and is located behind the motherboard tray just as it was in the H440.
The PSU shroud is another thing that users loved on the H440, as it allows you to hide that mostly not so pretty PSU and all its cables away. The insides all feature the same quality coating as the exterior and it matches the outer colours, black or white.
As mentioned, the case comes standard equipped with four fans and NZXT used their FN V2 series. You’ll get three 120mm mounted at the front and one 140mm mounted as rear exhaust. You can of course add and replace these fans as the case allows for two 140 or three 120mm at the front, two 140 or three 120mm at the top and single 120 or 140mm at the rear.
The adjustable LED System is accessible from the back where you can switch it on and off with the little button above the IO area. NZXT also added ambient underglow lighting to this chassis with a LED strip on each side of the case.
You can mount two SSDs on top of the PSU shroud and there’s room for another five hard drives in the modular steel hard drive trays at the front. The front panel includes both two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports next to the obligatory audio jacks. You can mount motherboards from mITX to ATX, CPU coolers up to 180mm height, GPUs up to 406mm length (294mm with HDD tray installs), and standard ATX PSUs.
The new Noctis 450 is available now for pre-order at the NZXT Armory Store in both Matte Black and Glossy White for £99.99 / €139.99 +VAT and the chassis is backed by a 2-year warranty.