NZXT H630 Ultra Tower Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 9 years ago
Today we have something very special in the office, the latest entry to the already well stocked flagship range of NZXT chassis. The H630 is set to take a place on the podium of desirable chassis and will be going along side products such as the Phantom 630, and the Switch 810, both of which rightly earned our eTeknix Editors Choice Award.
NZXT has long been one of my favourite chassis manufacturers, and I know I’m not alone on this one either, they have a loyal and enthusiast community around their brand and their products, you don’t have to look far on forums and tech websites to see some incredibly powerful and customised gaming rigs, but you’ll notice a large chunk of them will be fitted into an NZXT chassis.
The Phantom range is loud an in many ways obnoxious with it’s flashy lighting, huge panels, big windows and robust cooling systems, it’s also pretty expensive too with models such as the Phantom 820 still costing around £200, yikes! Yet it is focused on the extreme performance end of the market. Then we have the Switch range, which offers many of the features of the Phantom range, but in a more refined and sleeker design, yet its still quite loud in terms of design and it’s main focus is performance and style, with a price tag of around £140 it’s also quite expensive, especially compared to rival brands premium models. So where does the H620 fit in?
“Beautifully architected, the new H630 was engineered for one simple purpose: provide enthusiasts the ability to build the highest performing systems while remaining audibly invisible.”
There are two words that often don’t go together in the PC market, extreme performance and silence, it’s hard to get the maximum level of performance from your hardware without something (relatively) noisy to keep it cool, be that a fan, a radiator or both, either way, cooling is very important.
“Ushering in a new era of silent, high performance systems, the NZXT H630 leads the industry with a high-density sound dampening design that doesn’t impede its cooling capabilities. Fully enclosed in steel and combined with an intelligent vent design to minimize intake noise, the H630 offers a sleek, jaw-dropping design that will leave you and your components speechless.”
With a price tag of around £120, the promise of high end component compatibility, extreme cooling and all in a minimalist sound proofed chassis, NZXT could be about to embark on something very special indeed, so lets dive in and see just what it has to offer.
As you can see from the specs below, there is little or no compromise here, extensive amount of customisable storage bays, what must be the most versatile list of cooling options on the market with room for fans from 120mm to 200mm extensively throughout the chassis, support for multiple large radiators, large CPU coolers, extra long graphics cards, extensive cable management and more, ensuring compatibility with just about every major component on the market.