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NZXT H500i Review – A Really Special PC Case?

Video Review


Video Transcript


well hello good people it’s great to be
back after complex water show make sure
to check out our playlist I’ll come for
this here but it’s always great to come
back with something excellent waiting
for you at home
so the eight trip hundred is a very
exciting lineup because it’s supposed to
replace the s340 which is n sixties one
of the most popular enclosures and
actually in the top ten on Amazon – now
that is a beauty man they’re really
making the peel difficult so I’m
personally super excited about the a 500
series because it is very well priced it
is meant to be competitive it is
replacing the s340 elite with the
current generation of like n sixties
design language you know this ones
construction now you can definitely tell
this part of their H series and I’m
excited to see where they can take it so
let’s see if this thing is any good
redness it’s always a pleasure upgrading
or adding new hardware to your system
especially when it comes to storage like
this new OC ZTR 200 drive from Toshiba
it’s a great value SSD offers a nice
boost in performance for boot times file
transfers and just general system and
work operation with cutting-edge 3d
flash memory and ultra reliable
controller with built-in power
management consider the upgrade today
with TR 200 it’s available in different
capacities check it out below alright so
the H 100 comes in two variants the $69
basic version and the age of 100 I which
includes the smart hub at $99 now I have
the H 100 I that includes the smart hub
for the fan control there’s also the
built-in RGB strip up top and behind the
cable cover but the bare-bones $69 kit
is just a frame with the two fans and I
am totally ok with that because you
could potentially spend the $30 on the
set of fans for the front if you are air
cooling and the HR founder is now
completes the entire H Series lineup so
you now have the H 200 for ITX H 400 for
micro ITX the H 500 as your ATX mid
tower and the H 700 full tower now the
exterior format is familiar this is
unmistakeably and NZXT enclosure with
those hard metal corners there’s a
discreet logo the front that shows up
only at certain light angles nice touch
and it almost looks like this
encapsulated frame without any
ventilation on the left side or the
front only at the top with that exhaust
fan and the right side panel that is
your intake area now NZXT has assured us
that they’ve done their own airflow
testing to make sure that this design is
not a choking hazard and in my own
temperature testing the CPU ran only 2
degrees hotter versus what I got with
the H of hundred P mesh and this is with
only the 140 millimeter intake added for
the front so temperatures are totally
fine as long as you add some form of
front intake the power supply shroud is
part of the frame this kind becoming the
trend for like budget enclosures with a
shorter glass window it is secured with
a single thumb screw in the back plus
two pegs
up top holding it in place in the bottom
lip with these plastic support pieces to
actually cast the panel the end result
is a glass piece that is flush against
the frame without any thumb screw
sticking out on the visible side the
rear side panel has captive thumb screws
a dust filter for that ventilation strip
and the convenient mount so you press
the side panel in against any cables
also the top and the front are one sheet
of metal that allows NZXT to save a lot
on tooling costs and channel that
additional funds for the interior that
has been refined and so overall it’s a
simple design that is cost effective and
should exceed your expectations of build
quality for this price and that’s a very
important thing seeing that it’s
replacing the s340 elite the i/o is
basic what purple USB 3 ports there are
seven plus two vertical PCI slots two
120mm fans included for exhaust the top
one is covered with a not so accessible
dust filter and the power supply area is
dust protected size-wise it’s pretty
compact about the same height as the
mesh fic but slightly longer and I guess
it’s just a matter of personal taste
whether you like this non complicated
design but the question is is it Fred
approved so let’s go inside first you
notice the interior is separated by that
cable cover that is there instead of the
rubber grommets it is now a slightly
thinner and fits the interior
proportions the two SSD caddies sit on
this perforated floor so you can
maneuver them around a little bit and
both can be relocated behind the mobile
tray plus the perforation is good for
airflow if the power supply is facing up
the front fan broke it is good for 280
million radiators and is attached via
thumb screws and the idea here is to
have the fans spaced out enough from the
front panel which is why there’s so much
space here now because of how the cable
cover is shaped you have 60 millimetres
of spacing available which is your
standard radiator Plus fans and that’s
it you have like maybe five millimeters
of extra clearance in there left over
but not push-pull unless you remove the
cable cover you could also install a 120
right at the back nothing at the top
only the exhaust fan because there’s
simply not enough height clearance above
the motherboards for radiator to fit
there but at the back and for the front
is your work link compatibility in the
bottom chamber we have a drive cage but
notice there are no Drive caddies which
means you must remove the whole thing in
order to secure your three and a half
inch storage not that convenient but for
cable management
NZXT has the right idea with plastic
channels for smaller cables and this
main cable exit behind the cable cover
with a few of these velcro straps now I
absolutely love this front panel
connector makes installation so much
easier and to get the GPU mounted you
must first remove the vertical slot that
sits on this convenient bracket and well
here’s my basic system finished a
pleasant experience all around with
pre-installed motherboard standoffs
large cutouts above and below the
motherboard and good spacing for that
cable cover so it doesn’t press on the
24 pin too much the illumination is
quite nice sliding up to hardware from
above and behind the cable cover with an
even spread throughout the interior so
no matter the color or effect the entire
interior is fully illuminated and you
control all that through camp software
now because the top LEDs are bare and
not diffused you get this nasty
reflection on the glass from each of the
LEDs and this is visible at eye level so
I would recommend placing some former
piece of diffusion paper on there to
avoid reflections and also another
lighting aspect that I don’t like is the
spill from the power button it’s a minor
thing but it illuminates only one of the
USB ports and not the other attention to
detail ha
and as for cleaning up the cables you
use the velcro straps for the thick 24
pin cable and route the rest through
other channels quick and easy no
complaints here and so for the 69 bucks
for the frame for the a500
without the hub and without the LED
strip it is a knockout it is competing
directly against a newbie 350 X both of
which are fantastic options within that
price territory but this one gives you a
little bit more character and elegance
and definitely deserves the Harbor
Canucks and damn go to work and for the
$30.00 premium you are getting the fan
controller and LED strips so it’s
cheaper to go that route instead of
buying them individually so if you are
after the bling and potentially adding
more fans and having all that control
through camp software be my guest
the $30 premium isn’t that much
the $70 price point is a fantastic
baseline all right so that’s it let me
know what you think of this replacement
for the s340
you know I think they’re modernizing it
so that it kind of matches to the rest
of their each series lineup that makes
sense and yeah I’m excited to see if
there’s gonna be like an H 701 SH 700
already exist maybe an 800 huh alright
guys so I’m Dmitri make sure to check
out this other relevant content and
we’ll see you in the next videos

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Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh White Airflow ATX Mid-Tower w/E-ATX Support, Polygonal Mesh Front Panel, Crystalline Tempered Glass & 3 ARGB Fans w/Controller

  • Polygonal Mesh features a three-dimensional contour and is also capable of simultaneously providing high airflow and dust filtration. .
  • A Crystalline Tempered Glass side panel dons a crystalline design, precision engineered for strength as well as aesthetics
  • Three included addressable RGB fans flood the build with lighting while providing considerable airflow.
  • For enthusiast-grade cooling, two 360mm radiators are supported on the top and front panel to keep the most extreme systems cool.
  • Support for up to seven 120mm fans and front, top, and rear liquid cooling ensure the utmost in performance.

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