NZXT H2 Silent Classic

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Exterior

The H2 Silent is a svelt looking case. It has a classic desktop shape, with lightly textured side panels and a smooth plastic front. Almost the entirety is matt black with some light chrome edging on the front panel.

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The front opens up in a door like fashion, giving you a view of the 5.25″ drive bays, the twin 12cm intake fans and a large potion of foam padding to help reduce noise outputs.

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One great feature with these front fans is that they’ve self contained. They have no cabling as they use a clever contact built into the case frame to deliver power and speed controls. This allows the removable of the fans for easier cleaning or maintenance.

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Sitting just above the impellers the optical drive bays all feature little plastic sliders to loosten them enough for easy removal.

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The foam padding built into the front door doesn’t impede airflow but is designed to help keep noise levels reduced.

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On the top of the case you have your front panel in/out connectors. There’s a reset and on/off switch, twin headphone and mic ports, 3 x USB 2.0 ports and a single USB 3.0. There’s a fan controller slider too, which gives the user three speed settings.

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Sitting just behind the front panel connectors there’s a hidden compartment which is designed to fit in your SSD. This often seems more like a minor tweak to a design to incorporate the smaller standard of drive, but this one is quite well thought out; keeping it seperate from the rest of the rig. It also makes it easier for some oft-swapping storage solutions.

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There’s another grill sitting behind that one, it looks innocuous enough…

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Until you pop the cover off and you have yourself another large grilled section where you can install a secondary exhaust fan should you so wish.

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The side panels have a light bumpy texture them; though it’s a little hard to photograph.

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The back looks rather typical of a desktop chassis, with a bottom mounted PSU slot, 12CM exhaust fan, PCI brackets in the typical horizontal fashion and a pair of water cooling tube openings with rubber surround.

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When you pull a side panel off, you can see that each of them is covered with more sound proofing foam.

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The underside of the case is quite different from most designs. It features an exterior frame with several rubber feet as stabilisers, with the interior of of the panel being almost completely made up of a slide out dust filter. This allows cool air to be drawn in from the bottom of the case.

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It pulls out for cleaning underneath the PSU mount.

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Last modified: April 29, 2011

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