NZXT Noctis Gaming Case 450 Review

Up Close: Exterior Front, Rear and Base

NZXT Noctis 450

Up Close:  Exterior Front, Rear and Base

The front of the case, like the roof makes use of a mix of mesh and stealthed in panels.  Unlike the Phantom series though there's no door hiding 5.25" drives to ruin the lines.  Again NZXT have used stand offs to create the optical illusion of flush fitting panels where in fact, there's significant room for air to flow behind them.

NZXT Noctis 450     NZXT Noctis 450

 

Round the back it's a pretty standard ATX affair with a few notable points of interest, the first of these being an almost un-noticeable button in the top left hand corner.  This button controls the case lighting, toggling between illumination of the rear I/O, internal logo illumination, and underskirt lighting.  It's also able to control the intensity of the lighting to a small degree.  For a full demonstration of the various lighting effects take a look at the video.  The 450 also comes with a 140mm fan mounted in the rear position with mounts also included for a 120mm unit.  All the mounts are slotted giving you the ability to better place the fan to suit your requirements.

NZXT Noctis 450     NZXT Noctis 450

 

Seven contrasting vented PCI slot covers sit beside a pair of grommeted external water cooling tubing holes.  Seriously!  External water cooling with this case!!!  What is more useful is that the PSU is fitted by removing a bracket and sliding it into its mount once fitted to the bracket.

NZXT Noctis 450     NZXT Noctis 450

 

As NZXT have finally forgone the urge to encourage us to fans in the base of our cases, the base of the case is thankfully devoid of any mesh ventilation, aside that is from the filtered area for the PSU.  The case is supported on four good size rubber topped feet which serve to raise it a good 15mm from the desk and thus allow a good spread of the blue glow which emanates from the LEDs running in the side channels along the base. 

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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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