NZXT H7 FLOW case test: more space and better ventilation for powerful hardware

At the end of May of this year, a new generation of NZXT computer cases saw the light of day, fitting into the highest segment with support for E-ATX format motherboards. The N7 series cases replace the previous H710 series models in the manufacturer’s portfolio, while offering better potential for cooling powerful and energy-intensive assemblies. At the same time, they maintain a traditionally clean and timeless design with an all-metal construction in three color variants.

Half a year ago, we presented you in a test the updated model of the NZXT H510 Flow computer case belonging to the medium-sized segment of the Californian company’s production NZXT, Inc. This still-produced model shares a common chassis with the other models of the H510 series and is distinguished in particular by the design of the front panel with a large vent, improving interior ventilation (airflow).

The current trend of increasing the energy consumption of computer components (especially processors and graphics cards) generally forces cabinet manufacturers to adequately increase the potential of their products to ensure efficient cooling of installed assemblies.

This trend was also logically reflected in the cases of the new model series H7, launched on the world market on 25/05/2022. This is the largest segment of NZXT cases with support for E-ATX format motherboards. All previous models of the highest H710 series were thus sent to the abyss of history in a single step.

From the seven hundred series, we tested the NZXT H700i model in December 2017, later replaced by the slightly modified H710i model. From the latest seven series, the manufacturer has now provided us with a model to test NZXT H7 Flow in attractive white design.

The basic model of the H7 series is the same-named NZXT H7 model with a full sheet metal front without holes, which the manufacturer offers in its web store at a price of $129.99. We will pay the same price here for the NZXT H7 Flow model tested today, which differs in its perforated sheet metal front panel. The original so-called “smart” models are now represented by the NZXT H7 Elite model with a glass front panel, three ARGB fans and a corresponding “smart” control unit. Its adequately higher purchase price of $199.99 corresponds to this.

NZXT H7 Flow

The NZXT H7 Flow computer case occupies (together with the other seven-series models) the current peak of the manufacturer’s portfolio above the compact ATX models of the H510 series and the smaller Mini-ITX models H210 and H1. It shares a common chassis with other representatives of the H7 series and differs mainly in the design of the front panel.

According to the manufacturer, the H7 Flow is an excellent foundation for any ambitious builder looking for optimized case cooling potential for their build. The handsome and modernly designed cabinet will provide it with excellent internal air flow, the possibility of easy installation of components and three variants of the color design. The completely white variant is labeled H7 FLOW White, the completely black variant is labeled H7 FLOW Black. The third version of the H7 FLOW White&Black is built on contrasting black and white elements.

NZXT H7 Flow

Cabinet size categories:Midi Tower
Dimensions (depth x width x height):480 × 230 × 505 mm
Color variants:black, white, white-black
Frame material (measured thickness):steel sheet painted on both sides approx. 1.0 mm
Sidewall material (measured thickness):tempered glass thickness 3 mm, sheet steel approx. 1.0 mm
Front material:steel plate
Supported board size:Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX (max. 272 mm)
Number of 5.25″ positions:0× internal
Number of 3.5” positions:2x internal
Number of 2.5” positions:4+2× internal
Maximum length of water cooling radiators:360 mm at the front and ceiling, 140 mm at the back
Position for fans:3× 120/140 mm front, 3× 120 / 2× 140 mm top, 1× 120/140 mm rear
Standard fitted fans:1x 120mm rear, 1x 120mm front
Connectors on the front panel:2× USB 3.0, 1× USB 3.1 Type-C, headphones + microphone
Maximum CPU cooler height:185 mm
Maximum length of the graphics card:400 mm
Maximum length of power supply:not specified, 250 mm deep space available
Case weight:10,05 kg


Ecology is still a hot topic worldwide, so I wasn’t even surprised that NZXT’s top-of-the-line case models have to do without the previously commonly used luxury lacquered cardboard with full-color printing in the latest generation. Ever since the last tested H510 Flow model, I’ve been getting used to the unusually graphically very simple one-color print on the natural surface of the cardboard with a single more prominent accent in the form of a purple model designation sticker.

The side walls of the box are traditionally reserved for selected technical parameters of the cabinet in three language mutations and for the description of the six most important features of the cabinet in eleven languages.

The cabinet is sufficiently protected from the walls of the box by a safety gap defined by a pair of polystyrene foam moldings.

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