NZXT H1 SFF mini ITX PC Case Review

  1. What about the NZXT H1???
  2. External Impressions
  3. Internal Impressions
  4. The H1 Dismantled!
  5. Installation Experience and Conclusion
  6. Online Purchase Links


Disclosure: The H1 SFF PC case is loaned by NZXT for review purpose.

What about the NZXT H1??

The NZXT H1 is the second SFF case that I am testing. What it does stand out, apart from the vertical tower design, is the inclusion of an SFX power supply and a 140mm AIO cooler. With the new SFX PSU form factor, PC case makers can get creative with their SFF designs. But having two components pre-included gives NZXT to have a more uniquely designed PC case. Yes, the H1 looks plain, in tune with just any other NZXT cases. But what makes it impressive is the internal design.

Note that this NZXT H1 is a demo unit that has a complete setup in it. Some accessories would obviously be missing but apart from listing accessories, it doesn’t affect the outcome.

Packaging

The packaging for the NZXT H1 requires more protection as it contains the AIO CPU cooler and the SFX power supply pre-attached in the case. So NZXT used a whole block of corrugated packaging internally. And it does. Since this is a part of the demo system we don’t know the original packaging. But based on what we can see, these blocks should be good enough to protect the whole content.

Specification

NZXT H1 SFF PC Case Specification

DimensionsW: 187mm H: 387.7mm D: 187.6mm
Material(s)SGCC Steel and Tempered Glass
Weight6.53kg
Motherboard SupportMini-ITX (Increased Wi-Fi compatibility with a wired antenna)
CPU & SocketIntel: 115X
AMD: AM4, FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2
Front I/O Ports1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1x 4 Pole Headset Audio Jack
FiltersAll Air Intakes
Included Accessories

650W SFX-L 80Plus Gold Fully Modular Power Supply (NP-S650M)

  • Intel SFX 12 V / ATX 12 V
  • Fully Modular
  • Fan: 120mm FDB Fan
  • 80 PLUS Gold Certified
  • 10 Years Warranty
  • AC Input Full Range
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40 °C
  • MTBF @ 25 °C, excl. fan 100,00 hours
  • Protection: OPP, OVP, UVP, OCP, OTP, SCP


140mm AIO Liquid Cooler

  • Radiator: W173.5 X H138.5 X 22MM
  • Pump:
    • W65 x H65 x D27mm
    • 4200 ± 420 RPM
  • CPU Socket:
    • Intel: 115X
    • AMD: AMD4, FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2
  • Aer P140mm PWM fan: 500~1,800 ± 300 RPM
  • Noise: 21~38dBA

PCIe 16x Gen3 High-Speed Riser Card

  • PCI Express x16
  • Version: 3.0
  • High-speed passed
  • Cable length: 315mm
Expansion Slots2
Drive Bays2.5″: 2
Radiator Support1x 140mm (Integrated AIO 140mm Liquid Cooler for CPU)
Clearance

GPU Clearance:

  • Dimension – 305mm x 128mm; 265mm x 145mm
  • Thickness – Up to 2.5 Slots

Memory Height: 45mm

CompatibilityNVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series case compatibility chart
Warranty3-year warranty on case, riser card, and AIO
10-year warranty on PSU
Model NumberCA-H16WR-B1

Clearly, the first thing you’ll notice is the PSU specification. NZXT is provided with an 80Plus Gold rated power supply which also carries forward the 10-year warranty that some of its retail versions carry. The other component is the AIO liquid cooler and the custom shaped PCIe x16 Gen 3.0 riser cable with its ends on a PCB which carries three-year warranty each.

NZXT has a GPU clearance chat. Not an encouraging list since it lists only two GPUs- the Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition and the ASUS dual RTX-3070-8G. Sure there are other RTX 3070 variants, considering the 650W recommendation. You’ll know why the support is limited to these RTX cards (which also applies to any other GPU’s dimensions).

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