NZXT Noctis Gaming Case 450 Review

Up Close: In the Nip

NZXT Noctis 450

Up Close:  In the Nip

I've been calling this section "Stripped" for a few years now but think "in the Nip" best describes a case with all its clothing removed, so "In the Nip" it is.  Undressing the 450 is a simple affair with a few firm tugs seeing the chassis revealed in all it's glory.  The front, as you can see comes fitted with no less than three white bladed 120mm fans which is very generous even considering the £109 price tag.  Mounts for 140mm fans are also present, with these, like the 120s being slotted to allow for fine tuning of fan and radiator positions.

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Removing the front allows us to get a better angle on the roof panel stand offs, showing that even though it might be tighter in places than others there's still space for air to vent out.  On the right we can see the roof panel itself inverted showing that unlike the H440 there's stacks of room underneath for fans.

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Removing the roof reveals the ace up the sleeve of the 450, as there's space up here for either a 280mm rad or a 360mm unit.  If rads aren't your thing and are thinking purely in terms of helping the hot air out then 2x140 or 3x120 should be plenty.  As with the front, the mounting holes are slotted for your convenience.  We also like the way the holes in the roof section allow cables to be brought out at either the front of the rear of the motherboard.

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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
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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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