Summary: The NZXT H2 mid-tower case combines the classic good looks and quiet operation of the full-tower Whisper, with the small footprint of the Hush. Sprinkle in a slew of updated bits like painted interior chassis, hot-swap removable fans, external hard drive dock and USB3 port, and what you've got is a great mid-tower case that should please just about anyone.
NZXT H2 Silent Classic Mid-Tower PC Chassis Review
17 June 2011
Conclusion: Although the NZXT H2 Silent Classic Mid-Tower PC Chassis is a bit plain looking compared to some of NZXT’s other PC cases it still is a nice looking case for those who don’t want clear panels and/or lots of LEDs. Its black monolithic style gives it an industrial appearance. For those who value silence then the NZXT H2 Silent Classic Mid-Tower PC Chassis is an excellent choice whether you use it for your gaming rig or as a workstation as there is plenty of room for...
Conclusion: While we could say this case “is the best ever and you should buy it without a doubt”, custom PC building is hardly that simple. For starters, everyone has their own likes and dislikes, and their own list of priorities. Do you prefer whisper quiet operation over the coolest running temperatures or do you like a case with the most spacing for cable management? There are literally dozens of different scenarios and features to take into account.
Summary: The NZXT H2 has piqued the interest of many computer enthusiasts for its combination of clean looks, accommodating internals, and attention to noise levels. While the "Silent" part of its title might be something of a misnomer, the case does offer good value for money. At $99.99, I feel the asking price is spot-on for what you get in return: a quality case with decent cable management capabilities, plenty of drive bays, and some flourishes like rubber grommets and...
Conclusion: Overall, I’m pretty satisfied with the NZXT H2 Classic case, especially as it’s currently $99.99 on Newegg and Amazon . It delivers on its claims of quiet computing, and with mesh filters to keep dust out and good cable management, it’s a good setup for clean airflow—especially if the case is upgraded with two more fans. The three-speed fan controller and SATA bay are also a great bonus. The case is easy to open and get inside, especially the front-mounted fans.
Pros: Good features, such as SATA bay, 3-speed fan controller, and removable front fans, Quiet and dust-free computing thanks to noise dampening and mesh filters, Clean and classy aesthetics, Great value at $99.99
Cons: Clunky tool-less HDD tray design makes installing and removing drives a chore, Instruction manual is very lightweight and unhelpful, Would prefer extra fans built-in rather than an aftermarket option
Excerpt: NZXT’s H2 is a simple-looking case—in fact, simplicity seems to be the overall theme—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In the world of PC building, simple can be good. The H2 is an ATX mid-tower, constructed of sturdy steel. The side panels (which lack windows or adornment of any kind) are lined with acoustic-dampening foam to keep your hardware quiet. It works well for the most part.
Pros: Really quiet; USB 3.0; three-step fan control; interesting fan config.
Cons: Kind of cramped; grommets aren’t very secure; chintzy optical drive latches.