NZXT Noctis 450 case gets ROG-certified

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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    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    It was already a pretty hideous case with it’s functionally-useless plastic robot suit and silly LED lights all over the place.

    [i<]Now[/i<], you can get it for $40 more with a sticker that certifiably proves it is covered in a hideous plastic robot suit and has silly LED lights all over the place. That, ladies and gentlemen, is called [b<]progress.[/b<]

      • Airmantharp
      • 3 years ago

      I know that there’s a market for these things, but I prefer the quiet understated aesthetic and will be sticking to Fractal Design’s Define series for the foreseeable future :D.

        • Chrispy_
        • 3 years ago

        Honestly, the underlying chassis to the Noctis 450 is decent – it’s the H440’s which is about as understated as you can possibly buy (very pleased with mine indeed). This is literally an H440 for people who like the aesthetic of “garish RGBLED angular plastic robot appendages”.

        As you say, there’s definitely a market for that. I don’t want anything to do with that market, but I understand they have wallets with money in them and that is why NZXT make this monstrosity! 🙂

          • BurntMyBacon
          • 3 years ago

          I was going to respond to your original comment with a similar reference to the H440. The H440 is a pretty decent case. I don’t mind NZXT designing these [b<]"progressive"[/b<] models as long they have more professional models available with equal or better function. That said, I do have to admit a preference for Nanoxia's Deep Silence series and Fractal Design's Define Define series for most professional use cases. Strictly performance cases are a little harder to find with the professional look. Corsair does alright with their Obsidian cases. Silverstone has some nice cases as well (Temjin TJ08 comes to mind), but I'd just as soon have them update the Fortress FT-02 / Raven RV-02 (for people who like this look better) as use the newer models of these lines.

    • Axiomatic
    • 3 years ago

    I like everything except that big honking front door.

    • K-L-Waster
    • 3 years ago

    Stealth fighter design with LED bling? What the actual **** ?

    Now get off my lawn, ya durn kidz….

      • BurntMyBacon
      • 3 years ago

      [quote<]Stealth fighter design with LED bling?[/quote<] The irony. [quote<]What the actual **** ?[/quote<] Yep. Pretty much the only thing that comes to mind.

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