NZXT H5 Flow Case Review: Thermals, Cable Management, & Noise

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The NZXT H5 Flow is a brand new PC case with a very weird fan. The H5 Flow has a basement fan, no front fans, and an MSRP of $95 and release date of October 25, 2022. This review and benchmark of the NZXT H5 Flow (and the H5 Elite shares most the features) tests vs. the Fractal Pop Air, Phanteks alternatives, and Corsair alternatives. Cases under $100 for budget gaming PC builds (or mid-range builds) have become abundant and quality has skyrocketed in recent years, meaning many alternatives for the best PC cases for airflow or noise control.

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TIMESTAMPS

00:00 – NZXT H5 Flow Case Review
01:47 – We Want to Like This Case
02:50 – Why the Toilet Fan Makes Sense
04:00 – The H5 Flow is a Big Change
05:20 – Radiator & PSU Length Limitations
05:58 – Excellent Cable Management Execution
07:30 – Lacking Air Pressure Centrally
09:44 – Mechanical Design, IO, & Mounts
12:07 – Thermal Test Setup
13:10 – NZXT H5 Flow CPU Thermal Benchmarks
14:47 – NZXT H5 Flow GPU Thermal Benchmarks
16:17 – 3DMark Gaming Thermals & Blender Temperatures
17:23 – Standardized Fan Testing
18:50 – Noise Normalized Thermals & Noise Levels
19:41 – Conclusion: H5 Flow vs. Fractal Pop Air, Others

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Host, Test Lead, Supporting Writing: Steve Burke
Writing, Testing: Patrick Lathan
Video, Video Production: Andrew Coleman
Video Editing: Mike Gaglione


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