A Closer Look: Exterior
The first thing that really catches your eye with the N700i Ninja is the beautiful blue chassis with yellow accents. This finish is seen throughout the exterior of the case and on our review sample; it’s absolutely flawless. Another unique feature of the H700i Ninja is the word “Ninja” that is laser etched on the tempered glass panel. We find the etching faint enough not to obstruct your view too much and it really adds that little bit of uniqueness of the case.
Going to the front of the case, there are some yellow Japanese characters that translate to “Ninja” as well as some extremely stealthy NZXT branding below them.
Looking to the back side of the case, we see Tyler’s ninja logo prominent painted in the center of the panel. We also notice that there are no thumbscrews holding the panel in place as you would normally see in most cases. This is because NZXT has replaced this with a much easier mechanism which involves pressing a single button on the back of the case to release the panel.
Turning the H700i Ninja to the back, it has your stand cutouts for your PSU/motherboard and also includes 7 expansion slots and mounting for a single 120mm exhaust fan. Taking a closer look at the PSU cutout, NZXT has chosen to include a PSU bracket so the PSU can be installed from the back of the case instead of sliding it in from the interior. For us, this is a welcomed addition as it makes installing the PSU so much easier.
The top of the H700i Ninja consists of the case’s I/O toward the front and doesn’t include any ventilation that would we see with most cases. Taking a closer look at the I/O, it includes a 3.5mm microphone/audio jacks, two USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and a power button.
You may have noticed the lack of intake/exhaust vents both on the front top of the case. NZXT has chosen to go with side ventilation which does make for a sleeker/cleaner look but at the expense of airflow. This likely won’t be an issue for most people but if you are planning to do some overclocking you may see slightly higher temperatures.
Turning the H700i Ninja to its front, the bottom of the case reveals rubberized feet on each corner and a removable PSU intake filter. There is also a handle if you wish to remove the front panel to gain access its removable filter.