For this build, we used the following components:Processor
- AMD Phenom II X6 1055TCooler
- Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2Motherboard
- ASUS M4A79T DeluxeRAM
- 4x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 Mhz Graphics
- EVGA GTX480HDD
- 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 x2 in RAID 1PSU
- Antec Truepower 750 Blue
The chassis provides ample space for installation. The motherboard standoffs are pre-installed, and in addition, the case comes with more than enough screws for the motherboard.
The motherboard and power supply installation is straightforward.
Two Standard Cooler Master 140mm fans were installed on the bottom panel for additional airflow.
The fan closest to the power supply reached the fan controller with no problems. However, the second fan’s power line hidden under the hard drive bays was short by an inch; but this was resolved with an extra female plug that was bundled with the rest of the default cords. The fan controller is located at a calculated location that is within all of the fans' reach.
The graphics card and CPU fan was installed very easily.
The hard drive bays are removable. Removing the bays will improve airflow.
All cords and lines are well hidden since the H630 provides plenty of rubber grommets and invisible holes to put them in.
Two 200mm Cooler Master fans were installed on the top panel. The fan closest to the front should be installed first since it could take some maneuvering if the other fan is already installed.
Front and top panels were removed without too much effort since plastic pegs secure them. Once the front panel is removed, optional 5.25’’ drives can be installed. Noise Reduction
The H630 effectively blocks most mid and low ranged noise. The padding on the panels works very well. As a comparison, I fired up ANNO 2070 on max settings and waited for the GTX480 fan to rev up to its maximum RPM. The H630 is significantly quieter when the GTX480 is NOT at its max RPM. After the GTX480 is running at its highest RPM, high-pitched noise started to leak out of the chassis. In conclusion, unless you own a couple of GTX480s, the H630 does more than it is advertised.
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