NZXT Launches the Updated NZXT H1 V2
By Rounak Roy
February 9th, 2022 7:00PM IST
NZXT's new H1 V2 Mini Case Launched : A perfect case for a mini Gaming PC
NZXT has released a new updated version of its popular mini-ITX case - the H1. The new and updated H1 V2 model features a much better cooling capacity and a larger volume so that it can house more better hardware. It has updated its internals to overcome the issues that were there during the launch of the V1.
The H1 V2 is slightly larger in all aspects when compared to the OG H1. This allows it to accomodate larger GPU's upto 324mm vs the 305mm on the original V1. The PCIe riser cable has also been updated and is Gen 4 compatible and supports the latest GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA.
The new case comes preinstalled with a 140mm AIO liquid cooler that's compatible with AMD AM4 motherboards as well as LGA115x/1200/1700 Intel incl latest 12th gen. They also preinstall a good quality 750W sfx PSU compared to the 650W of the original case. Also comes preinstalled with a two channel fan hub that can be controlled by the NZXT CAM software.
Some Quick Facts about the NZXT H1 v2
Toolless panels and SSD tray for easy installation
Chassis size accommodates the latest NVIDIA 30 series & AMD 6000 series graphics cards
Up to 58mm in height and 324mm in width
140mm AIO liquid cooling with fan controller
SFX 750W Gold PSU included
Two USB gen 3.2 ports, one USB C port , and 3.5 mm audio jack
PCIe gen 4.0 compatible riser cable supports maximum 25GBps bandwidth
MSRP: $399.99 USA, Europe €399.99, APAC $349.99
Europe & APAC: Feb. 8th, 2022
USA: Feb 21st, 2022
The Brand New NZXT H1 V2 in its full glory. Image Source: Toms Hardware.
Changes from H1 V1’s PCIe Riser Cable
NZXT custom designed a PCB for the H1 V2’s riser cable to avoid shorts in the 12 volt plane caused by screws.
The first H1’s riser cable was a part from our vendor previously used in other products and its PCB was not custom designed for the case
The new vendor they are working with for the H1 V2’s riser card has a more reliable and rigorous inspection process .
THERMAL TESTING DATA
NZXT conducted a series of tests to compare the V1 and V2 cases and they are listed below.
"We used HWiNFO to capture the average and max temperature of CPU and GPU with Prim 95 and FurMark running. For each model, it was tested for approximately 1 hour to allow us to see the testing result being stable. The temperatures are presented in delta T above an ambient temperature at 23°C. Case fan, Air cooler fan, Pump settings are set to 100% full speed.
Regarding CPU temperature improvement for the new H1, we can see a 1.6°C decrease in average temperature; we can see a 3.6°C decrease for GPU temperature".
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