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Old 16-05-11, 09:05 AM
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Finally the NZXT H2 on the front page of OC3D. We put it up against the Fractal R3, time to see which one is the boss!



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Old 16-05-11, 09:21 AM
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Oh hello... *rubs palms together*... *starts reading*.

Edit: Done reading.

NZXT if you're reading this thread. Suck it in, start with a blank sheet, and only things that are needed and work in the real world. Corsair improved their 600T and made the amazing if rather expensive 650D, but they did it right, no gimmicks.

We await the H3 for dissection, the ball is in your court now to put in the effort.
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Old 16-05-11, 09:29 AM
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I'm glad you did this Tom and proved your points

I don't understand why NZXT reacted the way they did you wouldn't give a psychiatrist a mental patient and not expect him to study him and you wouldn't give a detective a murder case and not expect him to try and solve it. So why NZXT do you think that they can give a PC case to a PC enthusiast and not expect him to pick up on design flaws and poorly made features?

NZXT can't argue now and try to make out it was a bad review based on opinions, the proof is there for all to see.

If you read this NZXT, which I guess you will, you should take this as constructive criticism and not a bashing. Everyone on this site is a PC enthusiast and we notice all the little things that Tom piked up on. If you want a good review and an award I would listen to what Tom has said, go away and fix the bad points, send Tom the improved version and i'm sure if it deserves it it will get a good review and an award.

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Old 16-05-11, 10:11 AM
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Huge kudos to you dude for sticking to your guns.

NZXT can't complain, I've been following your videos for tiiiiiiime now, and I've seen you slate other products worse, but those companies never QQ about it.

As Jonowee said, Corsair even went so far as to make a new case with suggestions you added lol and received a "Rusty Gold or a polished Silver" award because of it.

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Old 16-05-11, 10:43 AM
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I've seen one site take a dremel to the bottom of the front door to improve airflow in the H2. These cases (at least from the outside) always remind me of the original Antec P180.
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Old 16-05-11, 10:45 AM
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One thing you didn't mention is on the H2 they put a small grommeted hole for the USB 3 pass through, which if I remember correctly you mentioned on another case review as something you really wanted to see. Minor thing but wasn't sure if you remembered. Great review, I'm glad you aren't just folding to NZXT.

Like Runebeard said, NZXT must have known your review style and how easily you pick up on things.
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Old 16-05-11, 11:20 AM
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Just the facts, I like it. You can tell the difference so easily between somebody who does it because he loves it and somebody who just does it for the money.

As a Phantom owner, I wonder what the major quality differences are between it and the H2? It's quite easy to see the design setbacks in the video! Aside from the cheap foam and bad top fan mesh/plastic, is the build quality really up to snuff? Is it cheaply made?

To me, the Phantom is very well built (despite its own design issues). But I'd always read how other NZXT models had shoddy materials and workmanship. Wonder which category the H2 falls in... Not that I'd think of buying it, of course!
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Old 16-05-11, 01:37 PM
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I seriously thought he was gonna rip that top fan grill off.
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Old 16-05-11, 02:27 PM
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Great review as normal
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Old 16-05-11, 04:13 PM
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Great review TTL.

I mentioned on another site a few weeks ago that "I don't think the H2 comes near the Define R3 in terms of build quality".

This video review just proves I was correct in saying so.

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