Conclusion: The test results for the NZXT H2 are disappointing. This is a case I was particularly looking forward to checking out because it looked like quite a find: quiet, efficient cases can be hard to come by at the $99 price point.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
Summary: The NZXT H2 has decent cooling performance, even at the lowest fan speed setting, and was extremely quiet, even at the highest fan speed setting.
The NZXT H2 effectively cuts down the noise from internal components significantly.
Pros: Fantastic cable management options, 3-stage fan controller, Front panel USB 3.0, Very quiet, even at maximum fan speed and under OCCT GPU load, Re-useable and ventilated expansion slot covers, 170mm CPU heat sink height clearance, Support for video cards 310mm in length (when some HDD caddies rem...
Cons: Plastic base on the side is hollow, Plenty of screws provided that don't need to be used, Tool-free 3.5" HDD mounting is not as easy as it looks