NZXT Noctis 450 case gets ROG-certified


— 1:46 PM on January 12, 2017

Folks looking for stealth-fighter design in their computer case could do a lot worse than the NZXT Noctis 450. However, the original model lacked the RGB LEDs that the gamers of 2017 demand. The new ROG-certified version of the Noctis 450 amends that omission with Aura-compatible RGB lighting. It comes in the standard ROG color (called "Gunmetal Grey"), and includes a special backlit ROG-Certified logo on the top-right corner of the left-side panel.

Aside from those changes and some vaguely electronic-circuit-like styling on the side panel, the new version of the chassis appears to be identical to the standard Noctis 450. That means the Noctis 450 ROG is a steel-and-plastic ATX mid-tower chassis with room for six 3.5" spinners or eight 2.5" drives. The case will accept graphics cards up to 11.6"long (or 29.4 cm). Removing the drive cage allows for fitting graphics cards up to 16" in length (40.6 cm).

The Noctis 450 doesn't have any 5.25" drive bays, and that leaves the entire front panel available for cooling fans. NZXT includes three 120-mm fans in the front, and a 140-mm fan in the back. Builders can stick another three 120-mm spinners in the top of the case, or a pair of 140-mm units. Alternatively, the case has room for liquid-cooling radiators in 360-mm sizes at the front and top, plus a 140-mm radiator in the back. NZXT is taking pre-orders on the new case now at $180, and expects them to ship in late February.

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