NZXT launches H1 V2 chassis with improved internals, materials
- Gorgeous design
- Fits most GPUs
- Higher power PSU to support the demands of the lastest GPUs
- AIO cooler and PSU included
- Solid steel construction
- Noticeable improvement in GPU temperature
- Almost everything is tool-less
Reviewers Didn’t Like
- Can’t use horizontally
- PSU switch located behind a panel
- Must install NZXT CAM software to control AIO pump speed
- No other fans or places to install fans
- No mesh front panel option
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Expert reviews and ratings
NZXT made some notable improvements to the already excellent H1 PC case, including more internal space, higher capacity PSU, and a new (fire-free) PCIe riser cable. This is the compact PC case to get.
When combined, all the little revisions to the NZXT H1 (v2) add up to make it a worthy improvement over the original. However, that comes with a considerable increase in cost, would that put you off buying one?
From the enthusiast wanting something stylish and powerful to the first time system builder wanting something easy to work with, the NZXT H1 V2 is a fantastic upgrade from the old model. It’s a bit bigger, it has better airflow, lower temperatures, and it’ll house some real gaming GPUs this time around. NZXT took the long road with this one, but the NZXT H1 V2 is going to be hard to beat.
By Tom’s Hardware
The NZXT H1 V2 is a decent compact case for builders who want minimal setup hassles, thanks to its included and pre-installed PSU and AIO cooler. But it’s expensive for what you get, GPU thermals aren’t great, and we had issues with the power supply on our first review unit.
We like it. Whether or not this case is for you depends on your budget, and whether or not you are willing to accept the limitations of the ITX form factor. If you want an easy to use ITX case, the H1 V2 is a great option. The H1 V2 improves itself over the original in every way that matters, and while it is a little larger than before, the V2’s extra centimeter or two on each axis isn’t really something that’s worth complaining about.