NZXT H7 FlowATX Mid Tower PC Gaming Case-White9.7/10 (Expert Score)
About this item
- BETTER THERMALS: We’ve opened up the top panel to achieve even better thermal efficiency. The perforated panel provides improved ventilation as warm air flows through the top of the chassis
- RADIATORS: The top and front of the case support radiators up to 360mm, while the front panel can accommodate three 140mm fans for maximum cooling
- BUILDING SIMPLIFIED: Streamline the build process with an improved cable management system. Wider cable channels provide more room to easily route cables, while the addition of hooks add stability
- A MODERN LOOK: The H7 combines the modern look of the H series with new color options that fit in seamlessly with any aesthetic. Each color is paired with glass tinting that complements the respective chassis
- MORE SPACE: Ample space and clearance make the H7 a spacious chassis for ambitious builds.
The H7 Flow is an excellent chassis for any ambitious builder looking for optimized thermal performance and superior airflow. It will provide a streamlined building experience and a perforated front panel.The H7 Flow achieves maximized thermal performance with a perforated top and front panel. These airflow-optimized panels improve ventilation, giving users even better temperatures for marathon gaming sessions. The top and front of the case support radiators up to 360mm. Streamline the build process with an improved cable management system. Wider cable channels provide more room to easily route cables, while the addition of hooks add stability to hold everything in place. The H7 combines the modern look of the H series with new color options that fit in seamlessly with any aesthetic. Each color is paired with glass tinting that complements the respective chassis.
The H7 Flow
This mid-tower case is ready to bring the cool. Featuring a perforated front and top panel, alongside widened channels, hooks, straps, and toolless entry, this sleek case will keep any build cool and comfortable while offering plenty of space.
- perforated front & top panels enable maximum thermal performance
- Intuitive cable management system with wide channels, hooks, & straps
- Tool-less access to front & side panels
- Front & top support radiators up to 360mm
- Includes two F Series Quiet 120mm Fans
The all-white H7 Flow provides a versatile canvas to showcase your style with clear glass panels. Also available in all-black and white & black.
The widened cable channels, built-in hooks, and Velcro straps streamline the building process.
Pre-installed F Series fans
High-quality cooling right out of the box with included fans.
- Excellent cooling performance
- Good noise control
- Comprehensive dust control
- Supports dual oversize radiators
- Easy snap-on panels
- Great cable selection
- Reasonably priced
- No reset button
- No drive-activity LED
NZXT H7 FlowATX Mid Tower PC Gaming Case-White Prices
Specification: NZXT H7 FlowATX Mid Tower PC Gaming Case-White
The NZXT H7 Flow is the case we’ve all been asking NZXT to produce. Although I have used the H510 in many builds and didn’t find them to be the ovens that the internet says they are, I still thought NZXT could produce something better as a successor. What we actually got here was a successor to the H710 case, and I’m OK with that. The NZXT H7 takes design elements from both H510 and H710, and the result is a truly beautiful, yet simplistic and effective design. Upon unboxing mine, I was surprised at the larger size of the case. However, being that the H7 supports 360mm radiators with either front and top mount support, this is about as compact as it could be.Let’s talk about who this case is for. It’s not a budget case. This is definitely a mid-tier enthusiast case, at this price point. It is going to be best enjoyed by someone who plans to buy their own fans, and the ditch the included fans. This case would be a great option to show off your RGB components, though I think it looks just fine without it, if that isn’t your cup of tea.I opted for the White/Black version, which I think makes for some of the best looking builds, and I personally love the contrasting parts throughout the entire build. Both the front and top of the case are well ventilated, and both have filters. I opted to remove my top filter, as it isn’t necessary for my top mount radiator setup, or exhaust fans in general. The modularity and fitment design of the case is wonderful overall, and it was a complete pleasure to build in. The wire management channels and velcro ties are well thought out, and effective at controlling the wiring on the backside. There is a good amount of space to work in, both inside the case, and below the power supply shroud from the back. If using power supply extensions, you will have to take your time, as the space between the motherboard tray and the back panel is fairly narrow.In terms of included hardware, NZXT seems to changed up what is included in their hardware box. For example there is no longer a Y-adapter for headphones/mic to be used with the dual headphone/mic jack on the top of the case. Oddly enough, they do throw you an extra 2.5″ drive bracket though. The hardware is pretty good and I think it offers a good value to the buyer.Again, the case does offer 360mm radiator support for both the top or front of the case. If you want to make a radiator sandwich though (push+pull fans), your only option will be to front mount it, as there isn’t enough room for two sets of fans along the top. I opted to top mount mine, and set my fans in “push” below the radiator, and I’m very pleased with the results. I’ll note that my build has 7 case fans, plus the 3 fans on my GPU. My build is incredibly quiet.If you do decide to front mount your 360mm AIO, you’ll almost certainly have to mount it “tubes up,” which contrary to the internet hype, is totally fine and won’t hurt anything. In this first build, I liked the presentation of the top mount and the tubes didn’t need to do any crazy bends to make it fit.I chose to mount my GPU vertically, strictly for aesthetic reasons. However, I didn’t go with NZXT’s vertical GPU mount. Instead I chose the Phanteks PCIe 4.0 model, mostly because it was over $20 cheaper, and also because it has mesh across the unused space on the rear part bracket. The new NZXT mount as solid, with no mesh, at a jaw-dropping $90 US. The Phanteks vertical mount also doesn’t require any modification to your case, as it did with previous cases like the H510 (which required cutting of the slot dividers). Securing it by lining up the set screws required some patience and good lighting though. Overall, I think it turned out great.Personally, I liked the previous design of the hard drive cage in the H510. It was completely adjustable, and easily supported three 3.5″ drives, not just two. Also the H7 HDD cage is secured by four slide-lock feet and a single captive thumbscrew. This is an issue because there are essentially only two positions you can have the hard drive cage in.There are some other compromises as well. One of them is that at this case height, push+pull radiator setup isn’t possible with a top mount setup. Also the length of this case would make dual 360mm AIOs (one top + one front) virtually impossible as the tubes would potentially fight for real estate. This might not matter if you are doing a custom loop though.I do have a real gripe about my example. My hard drive cage was drilled wrong. The top slot of the cage had the holes drilled slightly out of spec, so the holes didn’t line up properly with the hard drive. I needed to move my HDD cage farther forward to provide additional room for my PSU cables. This would have been fine, except the other hole was threaded wrong, and the thumbscrew wanted to go in at an angle and siezed up. I was able to remove the captive thumbscrew and use another thumbscrew, this time from the bottom of the case, and I was able to rememdy this. Even though I was able to work around this issue, they were super annoying to experience, having bought into this case at a $130 price tag. I was able to work through it because I am an experienced builder, with lots of spare parts. A newcomer might be less thrilled than me with this scenario.These speedbumps are typical for a new product, but are no less frustating admidst what is otherwise a near-perfect case, in my opinion. NZXT clearly needs to clean up their tooling or QC on this model, to make sure the customer recieves a quality product, like the ones NZXT is known for making. Aside from these little issues, I think the fit and finish otherwise are excellent. I’m fairly certain this H7 Flow will be an instant hit for PC enthusiasts, and I predict it to be successful enough to get a “version 2” down the road.If you are thinking about buying it, I think you’ll be really pleased with it. The photos are very good representations of what you’re actually going to receive.
This case is the best I’ve ever built a PC in. I’ve built something like 25 from-components PCs over the years for myself, friends and family, in various cases and combinations of hardware. This case felt amazingly easy to work in and around.For example, the power supply bay isn’t cramped; you can expect to set up your cables on a modular supply and put the supply in with ease. No cramped, hand-banging experience getting inside the case to unplug a power cable.Mounting a 360mm AIO and the motherboard was a breeze. All panels, front, top and both sides, come off with simple snaps, rather than screws or complicated mechanical fasteners. This means that access to the case interior was simple and everything was easily reachable.Airflow looks like it’ll be quite good. Maybe not the “best possible” airflow, but certainly good enough for most typical thermal loads. It wasn’t possible, because of the use case, to mount the AIO in a puller configuration to move warm air out of the top of the case; it had to be mounted in the front, pushing cooler air through the radiator and through the 120mm rear opening. That wasn’t ideal for the GPU and motherboard, but it should be fine in daily use and gaming. For overclocking as a daily-driver, I’d say that this case would not be suitable, but if you’re a serious overclocker, you’re probably doing it with a test-bench rig and custom water cooling anyhow.Cable management, which to be fair was minimal (motherboard held the boot / storage drives on M.2 slots, so other than the GPU, there wasn’t much to plug in) was easy and intuitive. The channels for cables and their velcro straps were well-designed and everything was kept in place without undue cable strain.Mounting the front-panel connections was about as easy as I’ve ever seen. For starters, the Power On/Off, Reset Switch, etc., were thoughtfully bundled together into a single plug, so that, for once, there wasn’t a need to carefully seat a tiny Power On cable onto motherboard pins. Of all of the things that haven’t changed about the ATX standard over the last 20 years, the fact that this is still how things work is sad, but this case gave users a best-in-class solution.For newbies, the mounting of the motherboard is often the scariest part. NZXT made this almost idiot-proof, by putting a fixed pin into the ATX layout that will make it obvious where the motherboard should be, and when it’s located correctly. I think that this could be improved, by making the pin out of a softer material, so that newbies cannot damage the back of the motherboards while figuring things out, but it was well-designed.Were there any bad points to this case? Its sheer size, perhaps, is a non-starter for a number of folks. It’s not quite full-tower, but it’s quite large by modern standards. That said, none of that space is wasted; this was a case obviously designed by a good team of engineers. It’s perhaps not the quietest case ever designed, either; while the sockets for the panel mounts are very intuitive and appeared to be reasonably sturdy, there will almost certainly be a little extra vibration over time, but that could be addressed with some simple fixes, such as a little pad in a trouble spot. Upon initial assembly, however, the noise levels were totally fine. I’m sure that others will not like the aesthetics of this case- it’s basically just a box. But to me, and most other people, the box won’t be seen or really noticed once it’s built, so I don’t care, and the glass side panel is sufficient for showing off a custom water loop or RGB stuff, etc., if you really want people to know how much money and time you’ve spent on your rig. Personally, I prefer that my machines run silent and dark and don’t look worth stealing, lol.In conclusion: if you’re trying to figure out a case to buy, this is far and away the best I’ve ever seen, especially for newbies trying to assemble their first PC from scratch. The people who designed it clearly understand how PCs are built and thought about most of the major problems really carefully. This is pretty rare, in an industry where most cases are built to be either cheap or aesthetically pleasing, or both, at the expense of function. It’s totally worth the asking price.
Greg Wolfe –
Well since I’m in the middle of building new pc, I must say this thing is huuuuuge! 3 dust filters and it’s got some weight on it also lol putting a x670 mobo in and still has tons of room!!! Can also fit 3 360mm fans in this also maybe 4 but safely 3!!! 4 diff panels that come off to definitely get some air flow. I love this case and would suggest it for anyone trying to build a 7000 series pc and white build