PC has always stayed on top of the throne when it comes to performance, beating all types of consoles.
All these stunning and vibrant visuals come at a price, though, as a standard gaming PC chassis takes up a lot of space, and this might even be a plus point for gamers who love big rigs.
The problem comes if you are someone who wants a smaller case but also one which has functioned as a complete standard gaming chassis. The answer to your questions is the new H1 chassis by NZXT.
Specifications and Features
|Dimensions||187mm x 387.7mm x187.6mm|
|Motherboards Support||Mini ITX|
|Front IO Ports||USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C x1|
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A x1
Audio Jack x1
|Included Components||650W SFX 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply|
140mm AIO Liquid Cooler
PCIe 16x Gen 3.0 High-Speed Riser Card
|Drive Bays||2.5″ x2|
|Radiator Support||140mm x1|
|Warranty||3 Years for All Components|
The H1 is not much different from previous cases by NZXT as it features a perforated grid for smooth airflow, a front panel which is tinted and of tempered glass and a top panel with a power button, USB ports, and a standard combo 3.55mm jack.
NZXT decided for the H1 not to have any RGB lighting, which is sensible as the main aim here is to reduce space, which would instead be used for other components. Minimum lighting could still be added if there are RGB headers on the board.
The case has a streamlined structure with an integrated PSU and an AIO liquid cooler. Heating will not be a problem as the H1 keeps your components fresh with a dual-chamber exhaust layout, which has a separate dedicated air source for both the GPU and the CPU.
There will be no compromise on the graphics power either as the compact vertical design doesn’t sacrifice on GPU space, providing the space for most full-sized GPU’s which means you can have your enhanced visuals with no cost on space.
Installing the toolless SSD tray and the riser card won’t be a problem for many users. Moreover, the motherboard I/O faces downwards, which allows for a more minimal and clean appearance as all the cables go through the bottom of the case.
The H1 comes with an integrated power supply and an AIO liquid cooler, which makes sure that heat won’t be an issue for your setup. Build time is also significantly reduced because of pre-routed cables, which also helps in managing the overall clutter.
Besides, the PCIe Riser card allows your GPU to be mounted vertically. Here are some cons and pros which will help you choose whether the H1 chassis is the case for you.