NZXT H510 Mid-Tower Case Review




/ 10 months ago

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Exterior

The NZXT H-series has long been known for its clean lines and style. Of course, as you can see, the H510 is absolutely no exception to that. One of the things I love is that they’ve mounted the tempered glass flush with the side of the case, with no screws on the side.

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Most PC case makes just lump it on the side, but this one has clearly been engineered to a higher standard.

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The glass doesn’t reach all the way to the bottom of the case either. It sits flush into a small metal side section, which is actually the side of the PSU shroud in the base of the case.

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Upon the top, we have a fairly simple I/O panel, where I would like to see just one more USB port. However, they’ve given us a dual audio jack, as well as a Type-C USB which is certainly welcome.

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Airflow

So, where does the airflow for the front fans come in? From this lovely side ventilation of course. The indirect airflow will work well for reducing fan noise too.

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It may look restrictive, but as you’ll see later, there’s a huge airflow channel behind this, as well as a funky dust filter right on the side panel. Other than that, the side panel is just ultra-clean looking too, keeping in theme with the rest of the case.

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Around the back, the case colour drops back to black. The interior of the case is black too, so this is no big surprise really and will help hide most of your cables and fittings through contrast alone.

Around the Back

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At the top, you’ll find a single 120mm exhaust fan. It’s one of NZXT’s own premium quality fans too, so it keeps in theme with the build.

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Below that, there are seven expansion slots. Each of them fitted with a reusable metal cover with ventilation. Nice and simple, but at least they didn’t opt for those awful snap-off covers.

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Finally, at the bottom, you have the ATX PSU mount. This mount also comes with a slide-out dust filter, ensuring clean airflow to the power supply.

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Bottom

On the underside, there are four small feet that provide good ground clearance to the PSU air intake. However, that’s not all that is lurking here.

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These weird screw mounts actually mount the HDD bays in the base of the case. However, they also allow you to move the position of the drive mount or remove it to install drives directly in the bottom of the case.

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