One of the more serious issues with most full-size gaming towers is
noise. Not really heat -- there's plenty of room for fans -- but those
fans end up making a ton of noise. NZXT has just released their H2
Classic Silent chassis, which is one of the sleeker cases that we have
seen. It provides a layer of noise dampening foam that keeps internal
noise from escaping the chassis, and a magnetic fan cover on the top
140mm fan adds another element of silence, but can be removed if the
user prefers to maximize cooling.
Efficient airflow is further achieved with a unique 3 phase fan
controller that allows enthusiasts to adjust speeds at 40%, 70%, and
100%. The removable touch powered fan compartments are wireless so
there’s no need to open the side panel to rummage through neatly managed
cables behind the motherboard to remove the fan. 8 Front facing HDDs
give H2 a thermal edge over other silent solutions on the market by
enhancing natural airflow in the front of the case.
Additional innovative features of the H2 include a hot swap capable SATA
HDD Dock with easy access from the top of the case. As with every
member of NZXT’s robust chassis lineup, H2 places a premium on cable
management with 25mm of space behind the motherboard allowing for a
clean build. It'll be available in black and white for $99.99, and if we
knew we could keep the white one clean, we'd probably order three.