Razer Starts “Designed by Razer” Program, Team up With NZXT to Bring H440 PC Case
Gabriel Roşu / 2 years ago
Razer is well-known for its high-quality products on the market, spanning from systems, to peripherals, software, gear and even gadgets. It seems that the company is not satisfied with all it is currently offering, therefore Razer seems to be moving towards the PC chassis market as well.
This time, Razer will not manufacture the products themselves. It is said that Razer will give the designs to third-party manufacturers, having issued a so-called “Designed by Razer” program. From what is known, Razer has only chosen a select pool of manufacturers at the moment.
Recently, Razer has unveiled a new product it is currently working on, coming by the name of “Christine”. It is said that the product featured an innovative design, while also providing active liquid cooling solution, as well as noise cancellation. Also, Razer stated that “Christine” allowed factory over clocking of components without cancelling any warranties.
However, it is said that “Christine” will not be available on the market anytime soon, but with the “Designed by Razer” program, it appears that Razer has made a partnership with NZXT which will launch the H440 PC case.
Looking at the H440, Razer’s personal ‘touch’ can be seen in the USB ports, as well as the green light illuminating the rear ports and the Razer logo. One particularly interesting aspect of the case is the absence of the 5.25″ drive bays, which could become more and more common in future PC cases since optical drives are becoming obsolete.
However, NZXT does offer external 5.25″ drive bays for the H440 for users who still find them useful. Other features of the PC case consist of 6+2 2.5″ drive bays, support for mini-ATX, microATX and ATX motherboards, seven expansion slots, front side, bottom front and rear filters, radiator support, two USB 3.0 ports, as well as two USB 2.0 ports, and last but not least, a microphone and a headphone port on the front panel.
In terms of dimensions, the H440 measures in at 22cm x 51cm x 47.5cm (8.66 in x 20.08 in x 18.71 in), weighing in at 9.75 kg (21.5 lbs). NZXT stated it will manufacture and distribute the H440 on its retail channels, having it be available starting next month at a price tag of $149.99.