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-- Posted by: dave303
-- Posted on: 2007-10-14
-- Price: ~ $97.43 USD
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According to NZXT the HUSH case was designed from the ground up to be quiet, but still keep things cool with the included 120mm fans. I received the brushed aluminum front panel version of this case; the other version has a black front panel. No power supply was included with the case, so we get to use one from our review stash.

About NZXT from their website:

"NZXT, a company built upon gamer's dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. Our objective is to provide every gamer with a case that they can identify with. Combining unique design and case performance, consumers will finally be able to find a quality case that will represent their own style and personality.

In the future, NZXT wishes all gamers who desire a personalized case to find it at NZXT. With the unveiling of every product, NZXT improves upon on weaknesses and strives for excellence. Achieving perfection is not an easy task, however, NZXT is determined to meet and surpass consumer expectations."

The front panel has a small etching with the NZXT name in the top right hand side. It is not distracting and does not take away from the look of the case. The top 2/3 of the front panel is the door to cover and expose the optical drives.

When you look at the side of the case it is a plain no frills design, but the paint and plastic black pieces are more of a glossy black, than the semi-gloss look of most cases.

Upon opening the front door, you have four 5.25" drive bays with two 3.5" bays. The door opens to the right of the case.

The power / reset buttons are on the front as well, and are not covered by the door. Next to the door you have the wire mesh fan cover.

On the right hand side of the case you have the firewire, audio, and USB outputs. The only time I would find these useful is when the case is sitting on your left hand side of your desk, but that lends to having to reach around the door. If the case is on the right hand side, you will want to make sure yours wires are not going to push against the door.

The feet on this case are glued on, but are full size rubber feet and should not come off that easy when moving it around on your desk. There are holes in the case approximately in the center of the feet, so other styles can be used on this case if you wished.

The case can support any size fan from 120mm down to the 80mm fans in the rear. NZXT includes 120mm fans in this package.

The inside of the case is where you can really start seeing where the HUSH name came from. Both side panels as well as the top and bottom panels are covered with acoustic absorption mats. The mats cut down on fan noise and any other noise your PC might make.

Now that we have the side panel off letís start looking around inside of the case. The motherboard tray has a support tab for the PSU and can hold a full size ATX.

The case comes with the pictured 120mm fan.

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