NZXT Noctis Gaming Case 450 Review
Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof
The Noctis 450 measures 220x567x544mm so is a little taller than the H440 with which it shares the same chassis. This additional height, as we'll see in more detail later is due to the extended roof area.
Although not part of the Phantom series, even Inspector Clouseau could see that the Noctis 450 appears to have clear Phantom lineage, with side window panel in particular appearing to be identical to that on the Phantom 410. The angular stealthed in panels though are there to do more than just look pretty, as by increasing the mesh area and subtly lifting the remaining panels of the mesh surface NZXT have succeeded in increasing the Noctis' air flow over the H440 by a factor of Ten.
Aside from the stark monochromatic interplay the roof of the 450 is largely featureless with only the discrete power, USB and audio I/O there to break up the lines.
These might seem unusual shots to take but they serve to show how NZXT have used stand-offs to allow air to pass under the panels that at first view appear to be flush with the case. We think NZXT have done a good job of permitting greater airflow without ruining the aesthetic or resorting to vast areas of exposed mesh.