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ATX Mid Tower
Side Panel Window
Power Supply Shroud
Front Panel USB
Motherboard Form Factor
- Micro ATX
- Mini ITX
Full-Height Expansion Slots
Half-Height Expansion Slots
Maximum Video Card Length
381 mm / 15"
- 428 mm x 210 mm x 460 mm
- 16.85" x 8.268" x 18.11"
Internal 2.5" Bays
Internal 3.5" Bays
- 41.345 L
- 1.46 ft³
- 183 points
- 14 months ago
from completed build HoneyBeeTuf -first build/featured build*
Very nice case to build in. All metal body with clean, simplistic look and has decent airflow. The pre-installed RGB strips/ fan controller were a nice addition. Wish I could have took more advantage of the cable management system, but adding extensions and custom cables made it difficult to run inside track.
- 31 points
- 13 months ago
from completed build Financial Mistake - 9900k + 2080ti
First time building with NZXT, and it did well. The fan/RGB hub is pretty simple, effective, and unobtrusive. Fitting the AIO rad was pretty easy, but do note that the case technically only supports 240mm rads.
Cable management on the backside was pretty decent, but there was no good way to lock down my unruly 24pin cable.
Overall, it's pretty snug in there. While you can technically put a 140mm fan on top, in reality the 8pin CPU cable will get in the way. I wish the case were maybe 10% bigger. Otherwise, great case.
- 30 points
- 14 months ago
from completed build Disco AMD Ryzen 7 Build
Best case for a minimalistic design, if that is what you are aiming for. I think the extra $30 is worth it for the lighting, fans and controllers, especially since I enjoy RGB lighting effects. Cabling was pretty easy with enough freedom to do it your own way, and an easy lower covered compartment to shove all the stiff power supply cables without tying them all up.
- 28 points
- 3 months ago
Pain to put motherboard in, cable management was very difficult however it looks nice
- 23 points
- 16 months ago
from completed build SSI EEB in NZXT H500i
This case is an incredible value. Only $129 and it comes with 2 RGB LED strips, a smart hub / fan controller thing, room for 3x 3.5" drives and 2x 2.5" drives (though you could fit 4x if you has 2 more of the little drive caddies it comes with) and it looks really good. It was a joy to build in and it will even fit my massive SSI EEB motherboard with minimal modifications (only 5/9 screw holes matched up). I wanted the white one but it was not in stock anywhere, overall though I am happy with the black. Either way it is a great looking case
- 22 points
- 13 months ago
from completed build Plus Ultra - First Build
Was able to find this case on sale for Black Friday, as I had been planning on purchasing the non "smart" version of this case. However with the sale price it was only $15 more for the smart version and it was definitely worth it. The colors as great and look fantastic with my build, and having the fan speed controlled keeps my PC running nearly silent even under load. As for the case itself I am very glad that I chose this case for my first build, it made cable management so much easier and has plenty of room for my future upgrades (GPU and Water cooling). So far my only complaint I have had with this case is the CAM software, but I was able to fix the problem pretty quickly with some help from the support forums.
- 21 points
- 12 months ago
from completed build Darkheart - 1st build in 9 years
First off, I did most of the build outside of the case. CPU, cooler, and RAM were all installed prior to putting the motherboard into the NZXT h500i. The build quality of the h500 seems really good, I'm quite happy with the look and feel of this enclosure. It's leaps and bounds ahead of my Thermaltake case from my cough 2009 cough build, but I'd expect it to be. Due to the size of the Dark Rock, I did have to remove the rear exhaust fan when installing the motherboard. Cable management was pretty simple and effective. I've never built something that looked as clean as this does. The back panel could be cleaner, but by the time my build got to that point, I was getting antsy to turn this thing on and play with it. Again, keeping thermals in mind, I added a bequiet! SilentWings 3 140mm intake fan in the front. I'll likely add another down the road just to ensure that things stay frosty come the summer time. Installation was a breeze.
- 18 points
- 3 months ago
from completed build Basic H500i First Build
Elegant and minimalistic with good cable management. It is definitely not the best case for airflow though.
- 16 points
- 6 months ago
Great case...don't get the 'i' version. Not worth the $20 extra. But if you do the lights are nice and not the worst $20 I've ever spent.
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