Razer and NZXT teamed up to make the first ever official Razer branded desktop casing, which is a special edition H440 with custom paint, LED lighting, tinted window and more. One of our own, Kerwin Tsang, was able to interview with the Product Marketing Specialist for Systems, Jermaine Davis.
Razer announced a licensing program today that allows for third-party production and sale of Razer-designed and -branded PC cases. In that time of the announcement, the partner launched for the “Designed by Razer” licensing program was NZXT, which both of their ideas and dedications go towards innovation. Razer mentions that the “H440 – Designed by Razer” will be making its way next month.
From a press release, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director Min-Liang Tan says,”We have some of the world’s best designers and engineers working at Razer and we fully believe in advancing the industry no matter the cost, so it makes sense for us to share this knowledge with other manufacturers in our industry.” Also mentioning that,”It’s our goal to service the needs of the hundreds of millions of gamers worldwide and a custom Razer PC case has been sought after for some time. The NZXT H440 – Designed by Razer is the first success with this program and we expect there to be many more.”
The NZXT H440 – Designed by Razer has the signature Razer green USB ports and green lighting that illuminates both the rear ports and their is an underglow from the bottom of the case in order to help those to find their way around, due to some people having a hard time seeing what they are doing in the back with the cords. This is a doorless and no Optimal Disk Drive (ODD) front panel, which is one of the reasons why Razer picked them, being that they have a design that they have been wanting to offer to the users. There is also a hexagonal mesh to the front panel side and back side that allows for better airflow, plus also continues to allow the silence that Razer has always offered to gamers.
Product features include:
- Drive Bays: External 5.25 in. : 0 Internal 3.5 in. / 2.5 in. : 6+2
- Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX
- 7x Expansion Slots
- I/O Panel LED On/Off
- Radiator Support
- Front Side, Bottom Front, Bottom Rear Filters Included
- (2x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
- (2x) USB 2.0 port
- (1x) Microphone port, (1x) Headphone port
- 8.66 in. / 22 cm Width x 20.08 in. / 51 cm Height x 18.71 in. / 47.5 cm Depth
- 21.5 lbs. / 9.75 kg
You can hear the interview with Jermaine Davis, here.
You will be able to buy your own NZXT H440 – Designed by Razer for $140 in July. You can get more information about the NZXT H440 – Designed by Razer PC case, you can visit http://razerzone.com/gaming-systems/h440.