NZXT CRFT 04 H500 PC Case

NZXT H500 Vault Boy PC Chassis Review

  1. About the NZXT H500...
  2. PC Case Overview- External
  3. PC Case Overview- Internal
  4. Conclusion
  5. Online Purchase Links


Disclosure: the H500 Vault Boy PC case is loaned by NZXT.

About NZXT H500 and its Vault Boy

This the special variant from NZXT- the H500 Vault Boy Limited Edition where they’ve made 1,000 units of these. Apart from the Fallout 4 theme, it is the H500 essentially. This is a compact mid-tower PC case. NZXT started making case for a while- and I owned one of them imported from Directron- the NZXT Nemesis Elite Edition. Fun times!

The H500 does not have front panel ventilation. While I appreciate its minimalistic design, many would love to see NZXT cases providing front mesh for direct airflow. While this will always be a subject of debate depending on the case and the build (and the user’s preference), NZXT cases are preferred by multiple system builders. PCPartsPicker lists its white and black variant right on the top, with a maximum number of 5 stars votes for the Fractal Meshify-C.

Packaging

The NZXT H500 Vault Boy has two-layered packagings! Posh!

NZXT did do a good job with the Fallout themed packaging, enough that the box itself out be a collector’s item for diehard fans. Too bad Fallout 76’s start was very inauspicious to say the very least.

The internal packaging is nothing out of the ordinary. Regardless its enough to protect the case till it is taken out of the box. This is even more important for a PC case which uses glass sidepanels. Additional card box does wonder.

Contents

Along with the usual screws, NZXT provided the front panel header adapter, small but adequate cable ties, an instruction manual and a Fallout Vault themed magnetic base headset hanger which is made of rubber. You can even hide away the cables underneath its groove. Noice!

Specifications

 

DimensionsW: 210 mm H: 460 mm D: 428mm
Material(s)SGCC Steel, ABS Plastic, Tempered Glass
Weight6.8kg
Motherboard SupportATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
I/O Ports2x USB 3.1 Gen1
Type A 1x Audio/Mic
FiltersRight side panel, Bottom front, Bottom rear
Expansion Slots7
Drive Bays2.5″: 2+1
3.5″: 2+1
Radiator SupportFront: Up to 280mm
Rear 1x 120mm
Fan SupportFront: 2×120 / 1x 140mm
Top 1x 120 / 1x 140mm (1 AER F120 Case Version included)
Rear: 1x 120mm (1 AER F120 Case Version included)
Fan SpecsAer F120 (Case Version)
Speed: 1200± 200RPM
Airflow: 50.42 CFM
Noise: 28 dBA
Bearing: Rifle Bearing
ClearanceCPU Cooler: Up to 165mm
GPU Clearance: Up to 381mm
Front Radiator: 60mm
Rear Radiator: 60mm
Cable Management: 19-23mm
Warranty2 Years
Model NumberCA-H500B-VB
EAN5060301694860
UPC815671014566

I would have liked to see the newer variants of PC cases to be updated with USB 3.1 Gen 2 FP ports. The case is just as light as any typical mid-tower ATX steel-made PC Chassis of such class. The case provides 1x 120/140 and 240mm radiator installation towards the front panel and 120mm towards the rear. While the top panel does have 120mm fan mounts, because of the thickness of a 120mm radiator plus its fans- and VRM heatsinks on the motherboard (from low profile heatsinks to obnoxious bald-eagle winged plastic doohickey) with the limited clearance within the case, that wouldn’t be possible.

Total
1
Shares
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Beyond News. Beyond Reviews. Beyond Guides & Recommendations.

Join the never ending discussions on never ending topics.
Previous Article

SEAGATE IRONWOLF 16TB ST16000VN001 HDD Review

Next Article
steam-controller

Valve discontinues Steam Controllers with $5 clearance sale

Related Posts

Beyond News. Beyond Reviews. Beyond Guides & Recommendations.

Hardware BBQ is a PC hardware review, news and recommendations website. Typical of such PC hardware websites, I encourage two-way communication and discussions. Help us to help everybody by being a part of it. I am pretty active on Twitter. But for any detailed discussions and inquiries, you can always join the Discord group for any discussions.The future plans include streaming on Twitch, but I'll let you if and when that plan is made. Don't forget to follow the channel if you're interested.