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NZXT H500i Mid-Tower ATX Case Review

By Meng Vang

Manufacturer: NZXT, Inc.
Product Name: H500i Mid-Tower Case with CAM-powered Smart Features
Model Number: CA-H500W-W1 (Matte White)
UPC: 815671013798
Price As Tested: $99.99 (Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by NZXT.

The NZXT S340 was a very successful and popular computer case for both entry level builders and enthusiasts. It provided good features for the price and was very easy to build with. Then came the S340 Elite, which included the same features along with a glass side panel, a cable puck, and other features over the vanilla S340.

As a replacement for the successful S340 cases, NZXT has launched two new cases in their H-Series lineup; the H500 and H500i. These cases come in multiple colors and feature a tempered glass side panel, two pre-installed 120 mm Aer F120 fans, and a removable front radiator bracket for easy installation. The H500i does have a few more features, like a vertical GPU mount, the CAM-powered Smart Device, and two built-in RGB lighting strips. Our friends at NZXT were kind enough to send Benchmark Reviews the matte-white H500i for this review.

Features

  • CAM Powered Smart Device to simplify installation and manage use of RGB lighting and fans
  • Premium, all-steel construction with the sleek H-series design; available in four color combinations
  • Tempered glass panel showcases custom RGB lighting
  • System installation and expansion made easy with all-new cable management system
  • Water-cooling installation simplified for both AIO and custom loop
  • Adaptive Noise Reduction optimizes cooling and noise balance for best gaming comfort

Specifications

Dimensions W: 210mm H: 435mm D: 428mm (without feet)
W: 210mm H: 460mm D: 428mm (with feet)
Material(s) SECC Steel and Tempered Glass
Weight 7 kg
Motherboard Support Mini-ITX, MicroATX, and ATX
I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x Audio/Mic
Filters Front right side panel, bottom front and PSU intake
Expansion Slots 7
Smart Device 3 x Fan channels with Max 10W per channel output*
1 x RGB LED port support up to 4 x HUE+ LED strips or 5 x Aer RGB fans
Built-in noise detection module
*Note: If a splitter is used, fan control is regulated depending on the fan connected to the 4-pin port. Do not use low-noise adapters.
System Requirements PC with open internal USB 2.0 port and Windows® 10 operating system recommended.
Internet connection is needed to download CAM.Some CAM features require Internet access, a valid email address and acceptance of our current Terms of Service.
Vertical GPU Mount Support 2 slot GPUs
Riser card with 30cm length recommended. Riser card not included.
Drive Bays 2.5”: 2+1
3.5”: 2+1
Radiator Support Front: Up to 280mm
Rear: 120mm
Fan Support Front: 2 x 120/2 x 140mm
Top: 1 x 120mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included) / 1 x 140mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included)
Fan Specs Aer F120 (Case Version)
Speed: 1200 + 200 RPM
Airflow: 50.42
CFM Noise: 28 dBA
Bearing: Rifle Bearing
Clearance Cable Management: 19-23mm
GPU Clearance: Up to 381mm
CPU Cooler: Up to 165mm
Front Radiator: 60mm
Rear Radiator: 60mm
Reservoir & Pump: Up to 180mm (Along cable bar), Up to 86mm (Along bottom panel)
Warranty 2 Years
Model Number CA-H500W-W1
EAN 5060301694105
UPC 815671013798


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