NZXT has kicked off the Computex 2013 coverage with the announcement of a new H230 mid-tower ATX case. Continuing the tradition of the H-series, the H230 is a minimalistic white or black design that incorporates sound dampening material and tool-free internal bays.
The outside of the case is simplistic, with vents and three 5.25” bays on the front. In keeping with the silent intentions, there is no case window here. Brushed aluminum case feet lift the case off of the floor. Two USB 3.0 ports and a single microphone audio jack are available as front IO.
The H230 is constructed of steel with some plastic parts. It measures 195mm x 447mm x 502mm and weighs 7.25kg (approximately 16 lbs.). There are two SKUs, CA-H230I-W1 in white and CA-H230I-B1 in black.
Internally, the H230 mid tower case features tool free drive bays that can accommodate up to 6 3.5” drives and 3 5.25” drives. It can fit GPUs up to 290mm in length with the hard drive cage installed or up to 400mm with the drive cage removed. Heatsinks up to 158mm in height are supported as are motherboards up to full ATX in size (with 7 PCI expansion slots). A bottom mounted PSU slot and cable management routed behind the motherboard tray are also features. Cooling options include up to two 120mm front intake fans, a single 120mm bottom intake fan, and a single 120mm rear exhaust fan. NZXT provides the 120mm exhaust fan with the case. In the press release, NZXT states that “Our designers had one goal in mind while crafting the H230: create an affordable, silent chassis with all of the necessary essentials for a clean, functional build. ”
The new H230 case comes with a 2-year warranty and has an MSRP of $69.99. More information is available on the H230 product page.
The full press release is below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Introducing the Newest Member of the H Series.
Taipei, Taiwan–Classic design. Minimal hassle. The new H230 is the perfect silent chassis for anyone looking for all of the essentials at an unbeatable price point.
Continuing the legacy of the H series, the H230 brings similar sound crushing abilities as its predecessors into a smaller, more accessible package for all. With an enclosed, minimalistic design, the H230 is every bit as functional as it is sleek.
Complete with a tool-free 5.25” drive latch design, removable HDD cage, seven motherboard expansion slots and top accessible USB 3.0 connectivity, the H230 brings together all of the essentials for a hassle-free build with a minimalistic edge.
In addition to providing additional airflow, the H230 is capable of supporting long, highend video cards with the HDD cage removed.
Our designers had one goal in mind while crafting the H230: create an affordable, silent chassis with all of the necessary essentials for a
clean, functional build.
The H230 will be available soon in Black and White at an aggressively priced $69.99.