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H440 FREQ Asked Questions List & Answers
1. Is this case design air flow restrictive? Especially with the solid panels?Answer:
Yes, due to the case design, the case is more restrictive vs others of it's caliber on the market. It is similar to the Fractal Design R4 in many ways. Yes, this chassis will not see as good as temps stock vs say an Corsair line up such as the air 540 or a typical Cooler Master HAF series case, but each manufacturer had a different goal in mind. Here NZXT wanted to provide a nice balance between decent temps, sound proofing, sleek look and a modern internal design. There are ways around the temperature increase due to the design on different cost and skill levels.
- Purchasing Static Pressure (SP) fans on this case is the cheapest and easiest way to bring more fresh air or push more hot are out of the h440. Installing SP intake fans to replace the stock fans is the best choice to begin. Followed by replacing the top stock exhaust fans. Static Pressure fans are designed to get air volume in restricted applications where ventilation is minimal, such as the h440 front and top panels, as well as applications such as radiators for water-cooling. Fans that have a good SP rating, about 1.25+ are ideal along with at least 45+CFM to go with it. Below are SOME
examples of great stock replacements for your h440, no matter if your on air or under water in your system. There are many others available at different price levels, these are most recommended.
MORE FANS COMING SOON
- Modding Panels is the next, more advanced step into making the h440 overall case temperatures lower. It also gives you the ability to add your own flare and theme to your build. Below are some examples of panel mods already done by members in the thread, all have decreased the temperatures without a doubt but each at different levels, each based on the build they are cooling and the type of mod respectively. The average on the mods below are 10c+ on gpu's 8c+ on cpu temps. This is between a mixture of air cooled and water-cooled builds. Needless to say it's worth it, and depending on your build components you could see even more. The mod helps multiple gpu systems extremely well. For more information on how to mod or help modding look through the thread for examples, post a question, or P.M. me for assistance @sgtgates
MORE MODS COMING SOON
H440 Owners List
* KnownDragon* -Black/Red
*Tweakin* -Black/White.. Custom Mod to White/Green!
*Naga Sadow* -Black/Red
*ITOzann* -Black/Red.. Custom Mod to Black/Gold!
* DeadLink* -Black/Red
Member Picture Of The Month!
Congrats Rivers112 on the h440 of the month!