NZXT H700i Review Analysis: NZXT’s best mid-tower case

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The NZXT H700i is the best mid-tower case to date. Featuring a side tempered glass panel and all round steel panels, the case has a sleek industrial design with sharp edges. The H700i can be had in various colour combinations such as:

  • Black and White
  • All black
  • Red and black
  • Blue and black.


DimensionsW: 230mm H: 494mm D: 494mm (without feet)
W: 230mm H: 516mm D: 494mm (with feet)
Material(s)SECC Steel and Tempered Glass
Weight12.27 kg
Motherboard SupportMini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX and EATX(Up to 272mm or 10.7-inches)
I/O Ports2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x Audio/Mic
FiltersFront and PSU Intake
Expansion Slots7
Smart Device3 x Fan channels with Max 10W per channel output* 
1 x RGB LED port support up to 4 x HUE+ LED strips or 5 x Aer RGB fans
Built-in noise detection module
*Note: If a splitter is used, fan control is regulated depending on the fan connected to the 4-pin port. Do not use low-noise adapters.
System RequirementsPC with open internal USB 2.0 port and Windows® 10 operating system recommended.
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Drive Bays2.5”: 7
3.5”: 2+1
Radiator SupportFront: 2 x 140 or 3 x 120mm with Push/Pull
Top: 2 x 140 or 3 x 120
Rear: 1 x 120
Fan SupportFront: 3 x 120/2 x 140mm (3 Aer F120 Case Version included)
Top: 3 x 120/2 x 140mm
Rear: 1 x 120/1 x 140mm (1 Aer F140 Case Version included)
Fan SpecsAer F120 (Case Version)
Speed: 1200 + 200 RPM
Airflow: 50.42
CFM Noise: 28 dBA
Bearing: Rifle Bearing
Aer F140 (Case Version)
Speed: 1,000 + 200 RPM
Airflow: 68.95 CFM
Noise: 29 dBA
Bearing: Rifle Bearing
ClearanceCable Management: 18-22mm
GPU Clearance: Up to 413mm
CPU Cooler: Up to 185mm
Front Radiator: 60mm
Top Radiator: 30mm
Reservoir & Pump: Up to 224mm (Along cable bar)


Tom’s Hardware said:

“Despite its minor drawbacks, NZXT’s latest edition to its H line of chassis is definitely worthy of your consideration if you are in the market for a new mid-tower case. It’s got top-notch cooling performance, includes RGB lighting, and has a tempered-glass side panel. The H700i is also quite fetching. But all of this comes at a high price.”

TweakTown said:

“For now, though, you will have to pay big if you plan to house your next build inside of the NZXT H700i Mid-Tower Chassis. We can almost look past the price, but we do feel that it is the sticking point which will have many users feeling defeated, seeing something so nice, yet it is just out of reach of their bank accounts.”

94% Score

GamerNexus said:

“The NZXT H700i is a brilliantly designed, well-executed case which is brought down by its attempt at expanding the case’s purpose horizontally. The case tries to be more than it is, or ever can be. The fact of the matter is that this case, no matter how smart it is, will almost assuredly not know better how to configure a GPU fan curve than the stock VBIOS (unless the manufacturer of the card is incompetent), and it’s probable that the user could more quickly configure a system-wide fan curve than the smart device.”

Kitguru said:

“NZXT has managed to take all the positive aspects from the H440 and make it better – new, custom drive mounting positions, excellent cable management options and the removable radiator bracket are just three areas which have been improved. The most appealing thing to me, however, is the stunning design – the H700i just looks fantastic, and it is available in different colours, too.”

85% Score

PCMag said:

“While NZXT is excited about its fan-control features, we feel the cable-management scheme is the H700i’s biggest asset. If you despise routing cables but want a clean-looking build to show off, the H700i is about as easy as it gets. Not only are all the existing wires already neatly arranged, it takes minimal effort to route the ones you add without cluttering up either side of the case. When you’re finished, the side glass window and LED strips allow you to display your system in all its glory, and nobody needs to know that it didn’t take much effort on your part.”

80% Score

Review Analysis

Overall the reviews have praised the design of the case, the fact that it has a tempered glass side panel and the RGB lighting it offers as standard. However, this all comes at a price. At launch, the NZXT H700i demanded a high price when compared to the competition. Some reviews also praised the cable management capabilities the case offers.

Average Score


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