NZXT Noctis Gaming Case 450 Review

Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof

NZXT Noctis 450

Up Close:  Exterior Overview and Roof

The Noctis 450 measures 220x567x544mm so is a little taller than the H440 with which it shares the same chassis.  This additional height, as we'll see in more detail later is due to the extended roof area.

NZXT Noctis 450     NZXT Noctis 450

 

Although not part of the Phantom series, even Inspector Clouseau could see that the Noctis 450 appears to have clear Phantom lineage, with side window panel in particular appearing to be identical to that on the Phantom 410.  The angular stealthed in panels though are there to do more than just look pretty, as by increasing the mesh area and subtly lifting the remaining panels of the mesh surface NZXT have succeeded in increasing the Noctis' air flow over the H440 by a factor of Ten.

NZXT Noctis 450     NZXT Noctis 450

 

Aside from the stark monochromatic interplay the roof of the 450 is largely featureless with only the discrete power, USB and audio I/O there to break up the lines.

NZXT Noctis 450     NZXT Noctis 450

 

These might seem unusual shots to take but they serve to show how NZXT have used stand-offs to allow air to pass under the panels that at first view appear to be flush with the case.  We think NZXT have done a good job of permitting greater airflow without ruining the aesthetic or resorting to vast areas of exposed mesh. 

NZXT Noctis 450     NZXT Noctis 450  

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Most Recent Comments

28-04-2015, 10:58:38

King of Old Old School
To me this case looks like a combo on the H440 & a Phantom case unless that is the idea. Still looks nice thoQuote

28-04-2015, 11:00:13

Feronix
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
To me this case looks like a combo on the H440 & a Phantom case unless that is the idea. Still looks nice tho
The front reminds me a lot of the old Lexa S with a bit of Phantom and a Switch/Phantom window.

Personally I think it looks horrible :|Quote

28-04-2015, 11:04:42

King of Old Old School
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
The front reminds me a lot of the old Lexa S with a bit of Phantom and a Switch/Phantom window.

Personally I think it looks horrible :|
IMO It doesn't look no where near as good as the H440, From what you're saying is it looks like they just threw it together.Quote

28-04-2015, 11:42:03

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
IMO It doesn't look no where near as good as the H440, From what you're saying is it looks like they just threw it together.
Have a look at the black version, you may like it better Quote

28-04-2015, 11:44:33

barnsley
NEED FOR SPEED
the case.

Not a fan at all. Its a shame as they've been on a role aesthetically recently.Quote
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