Summary and Conclusion:
As some of you already know, I am not a big fan of doors on the front of my cases, but in this instance I have to say well done NZXT. I love the door of the H230 with its magnetic latches, and gloss black interior. The NZXT H230 is a very bright gloss white, and the front plastic door has a mirror finish. As a whole the look is clean and easy on the eyes. I appreciate the elegant contrasts displayed by the case.
NZXT has unquestionably been at the top of my list lately, and with each new version of their silent series of cases they continue to get better. Their previous H630 silent enclosure was a nice change on a format I thought had gone somewhat dormant. However, now we have an the newest evolution of the H2 in the form of the H230. The H230 comes in at just $69, making it very affordable, and in terms of build quality and features, you definitely get your money’s worth.
The only quibbles I have with the case is that I would have loved to see better ventilation for the front intake fans when the door is left closed. I would also have preferred to see rubber inserts on the pass through holes. Regardless, these issues are very minor and are definitely not a deal breaker.
Evaluating a $69 case can sometimes be tough; you typically have to learn how to make do with what’s there. Also, reviewing a budget case designed for silent operation, you have to somewhat limit your expectations as well. Neither of these worries apply to the NZXT though. In terms of features, the H230 raises the bar for the entire industry with cutting edge features that exceeded my expectations. NZXT shows they are continuously moving forward and, for the most part, they continue to stay ahead of the pack in every way. With the exceptional build quality at this price point, and the features that have been implemented, the H230 is really hard to beat. If you are in the market for a very affordable quiet mid-tower chassis that’s very well built, I would highly recommend the NZXT H230 for your next build. The NZXT Phantom H230 reaps the Pure Overclock Editor’s Choice Award.
NZXT H 230 Silent Mid Tower