The one thing about this build that I thought needed improvement was how loud the fans were. With my AC running or some music you cant hear anything at all but without that the fans seemed like a bit much. The H440 features a fan hub where you can plug all the fans in and everything gets 12v from the PSU for 100% speed all the time. I thought that the issue was all the case fans running full speed all the time when that was only needed during heavy loads on the CPU or GPU. My solution was the NZXT Grid+. I could adjust the voltage to the case fans and keep the noise during idle or light computing down. After installing the Grid+ i noticed the noise really didnt go down by much. I unplugged the CPU cooler just to see and i was surprised to find out the source of all my noise was the CPU cooler all along. Since my CPU and GPU temps vary by so much I went ahead and ordered the Grid+ V2 to have more control options on the fans. Since i was doing all that i figured i might as well put a little bit of money into upgrading a few fans as well. I got 2 Corsair SP120's and put them in the front intake and got a Bitfenix Spectre Pro 140mm for the rear exhaust. The Bitfenix is a beast and the air flow difference is pretty obvious. I definitely think the SP120s do move more air as well but its harder for me to tell on the intake. I'm hoping to test them out soon but work is keeping me busy.
I have yet to find a situation where this wasn't enough for me. Its not the best or the fastest thing out there but i got it on a good sale at the time and it destroys the quad core that was in my old rig.
Keeps things plenty fast combined with the SSD. No hiccups to be found with multiple programs running.
Great SSD. Comes bundled with the Samsung Magician and Samsung Data Migration software to get the most out of the SSD and transfer your OS and files if upgrading from a standard HDD. Boot time is 12 seconds if I remember correctly after optimizing with the Samsung Magician software. Well worth the money over the competition.
I bought this case purely for looks, I'm just very picky and most cases didnt appeal to me. This one however looks great and offers alot interm of what a case can offer. Its realitively quiet however utilizing the preinstalled fan hub has the fans running 100% all the time. Thats really the only noise you hear from it but using a software or pwm solution to control them should help the fan noise. My only other complaint would be the sound dampening installed on the panel without the window. Since the wiring all routes behind the mother board this panel is a pain to put on correctly with that extra sound dampening. I'm glad they included the sound dampening to quiet the computer but they could have put a little more room so it wouldnt take so much effort to get that panel on. Otherwise i wouldnt change anything about the case. The window shows off the computer parts but hides enough to keep it clean. Rubber grommets and plenty of holes to route wires makes it so you can keep the visible wiring clean and ziptie and stuff the left over wires where no one can see them. And the dust covers over the front top fans as well as the bottom for the psu fan are a nice touch to keep as much dust out of the inside as possible.
Well worth the price offered. Would be nice if it came with some of the Noctis 450 features (the additional LED lights and PWM fan hub) but not a deal breaker
Premium look and premium feel to this PSU. I havent had any issues with it, no complaints here