NZXT H210 vs H510

A computer case protects your computer from outside damage-causing elements. It is also one of the ways to bring out the beauty of your computer setup. It is a visible feature, one that people can see in an instant. Aside from that, your choice of a computer case can elevate the performance of your computer since it is built with well-organized wiring and a cooling system. Other computer cases even have tempered glass that lets you see the internal components and RGB lighting for that cool lighting effect.

But if you want to do away with complicated cases and settle for a simple, laid-back but sleek computer case, you have two great options to consider. One is the NZXT H210, and the other is the NZXT H510. Their technical specifications make them stand out, and you can purchase them at budget-friendly prices. But to help you decide which of the two computer cases is your top choice, we will compare them in terms of compatibility, cable management, optics, and price.

 

Main Differences

  • The NZXT H510 is significantly larger than the NZXT H210.
  • The H510 supports Mini-ATX, Micro-ATX and ATX. The H210, on the other hand, only supports Mini-ITX.
  • The NZXT H510 offers more space for the graphics card and the front radiator.
  • The H510 has more 3.5″ drive bays (three versus one on the H210).
  • The H510 has a larger cable management space.

 

Comparison – NZXT H210 vs H510

NZXT H210

NZXT H510

Mini-ITX

Micro-ATX

ATX

Power Supply Form Factor 

ATX

ATX

Maximum GPU Length

12.80" / 325 mm

15.00" / 381 mm

Maximum CPU Cooler Height

6.50" / 165 mm

6.50" / 165 mm

Maximum Radiator Size (Front)

9.45" / 240 mm

11.02" / 280 mm

Maximum Radiator Size (Rear)

 4.72" / 120 mm

 4.72" / 120 mm

2.5" Drive Bays

3

3

3.5" Drive Bays

1

3

PCI Slots

2

(full height)

7

(full height)

Fan Mounting (Front)

2 x 120 mm
or
2 x 140 mm

2 x 120 mm
or
2 x 140 mm

Fan Mounting (Rear)

1 x 120 mm
or
1 x 140 mm

1 x 120 mm
or
1 x 140 mm

Fan Mounting (Side)

Fan Mounting (Top)

1 x 120 mm
or
1 x 140 mm

1 x 120 mm
or
1 x 140 mm

Fan Mounting (Bottom)

Fans Included

2 x 120 mm

2 x 120 mm

Audio Input

1 x 3,5 mm

1 x 3,5 mm

Audio Output

1 x 3,5 mm

1 x 3,5 mm

USB Connections

1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1),
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)

1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1),
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)

Side panel window

Tempered Glass

Tempered Glass

Front panel window

Cable Management Space

0.64" / 16.3 mm

0.91" / 23 mm

Dimensions

8.27 x 13.74 x 14.65" /

210 x 349 x 372 mm

8.27 x 18.11 x 16.85" /

210 x 460 x 428 mm

Warranty

2 years

2 years

NZXT H210

NZXT H510

Mini-ITX

Mini-ITX

Micro-ATX

Micro-ATX

ATX

ATX

Power Supply Form Factor 

ATX

Power Supply Form Factor 

ATX

Maximum GPU Length

12.80" / 325 mm

Maximum GPU Length

15.00" / 381 mm

Maximum CPU Cooler Height

6.50" / 165 mm

Maximum CPU Cooler Height

6.50" / 165 mm

Maximum Radiator Size (Front)

9.45" / 240 mm

Maximum Radiator Size (Front)

11.02" / 280 mm

Maximum Radiator Size (Rear)

 4.72" / 120 mm

Maximum Radiator Size (Rear)

 4.72" / 120 mm

2.5" Drive Bays

3

2.5" Drive Bays

3

3.5" Drive Bays

1

3.5" Drive Bays

3

PCI Slots

2

(full height)

PCI Slots

7

(full height)

Fan Mounting (Front)

2 x 120 mm
or
2 x 140 mm

Fan Mounting (Front)

2 x 120 mm
or
2 x 140 mm

Fan Mounting (Rear)

1 x 120 mm
or
1 x 140 mm

Fan Mounting (Rear)

1 x 120 mm
or
1 x 140 mm

Fan Mounting (Side)

Fan Mounting (Side)

Fan Mounting (Top)

1 x 120 mm
or
1 x 140 mm

Fan Mounting (Top)

1 x 120 mm
or
1 x 140 mm

Fan Mounting (Bottom)

Fan Mounting (Bottom)

Fans Included

2 x 120 mm

Fans Included

2 x 120 mm

Audio Input

1 x 3,5 mm

Audio Input

1 x 3,5 mm

Audio Output

1 x 3,5 mm

Audio Output

1 x 3,5 mm

USB Connections

1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1),
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)

USB Connections

1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1),
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)

Side panel window

Tempered Glass

Side panel window

Tempered Glass

Front panel window

Front panel window

Cable Management Space

0.64" / 16.3 mm

Cable Management Space

0.91" / 23 mm

Dimensions

8.27 x 13.74 x 14.65" /

210 x 349 x 372 mm

Dimensions

8.27 x 18.11 x 16.85" /

210 x 460 x 428 mm

Warranty

2 years

Warranty

2 years

 

Dimensions and Compatibility

Let’s begin the comparison with their measurements (HxWxD). The dimensions of the NZXT H210 are 13.7¨x8.3¨x14.6¨, while NZXT H510 has 18.11¨ x 8.27¨ x 16.85¨. They have different measurements for the maximum GPU length, which is 12.80 inches for H210 and 15 inches for H510. But they have the same maximum CPU cooler length, which 6.50 inches. It’s clear that the NZXT H510 is larger than the NZXT H210.

When it comes to their compatibility specifications, H210 only supports a Mini-ITX motherboard, while H510 supports all three motherboard sizes, which are ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX. Both computer cases don’t have external drive bays, but they are built with several internal drive bays. NZXT H210 is equipped with on 3.5¨ and three 2.5¨ drive bays. It can accommodate one more 2.5¨ drive bay. NZXT H510 has more drive bays, consisting of three 3.5¨ and three 2.5¨ drive bays, which means you can store more hardware to your computer with this computer case.

Cable Management

Both H210 and H510 have built-in cable management. They come with straps for easy and intuitive wiring inside the case, as well as a cable routing kit equipped with pre-installed channels. However, they differ in storage size. The cable management of H210 is 0.64 inches, while H510’s cable management is 0.91 inches. If you check the backside of H210, you can find cable slots that you can utilize for easy cable management.

It’s also important to point out that cases’ front panels feature three different ports. They have one port for a Type A USB 3.2 Gen 1, one port for a Type C USB 3.2 Gen 2, and another port for an audio headset jack. With these ports, you can connect your smartphone, external storage, or any device to your personal computer.

Optics

You can take pride in your computer build with these cases that come with a seamless tempered glass panel on the side. You can easily install and uninstall the panel with a single screw. The window is also clear, giving you a clear look at the internal components you have installed and arranged.

As we have previously mentioned, H210 and H510 have a clean yet sleek design. With their simplicity, they are not integrated with RGB lights. There is no built-in lighting either. This is also one of the reasons why H210 and H510 don’t cost as much as the computer cases built with RGB or any type of lighting.

Cooling

Both computer cases have two cooling methods: air and water. For the air cooling method, H210 and H510 already come with two Aer F120mm fans in case versions – one on the top and one at the rear. The fans provide unobstructed internal airflow, keeping the computer cool and functional. They have a speed of 200RPM and airflow of 50.42 CFM. You don’t have to worry about their noise because they can only produce sounds at 28 dBA. Removable filters are also installed on the front panel of the case and PSU intakes.

In addition to the F120mm fans, the computer cases also have various fan mountings in different locations. With NZXT H210 and NZXT H510, you can mount either two 4.72¨ or two 5.51¨ fans on the front; one 4.72¨ or one 5.51¨ fan on top; and one 4.72¨ or one 5.51¨ fan at the rear. Both computer cases don’t have fan support on the side and at the bottom.

For the water cooling method, it is rendered by radiators. Both computer cases can support one radiator on the front and another at the rear. With that said, H210 can support a maximum front radiator size of 9.45 inches, while H510 can support up to 11.02¨ of front radiator. Meanwhile, the maximum rear radiator size that H210 and H510 can support is 4.72 inches.

As an additional feature, these computer cases include a removable bracket designed for the front radiator. The bracket will help you simplify the installation of a closed-loop or a customized water cooling system.

 

Price

The prices of NZXT H210 and HZXT H510 are in a similar price range. But between the two, H210 is more expensive than H510. How much do they cost then? The H210 costs $79.99, while the H510 costs $72.99, giving you a $5 difference. The other items included in the box are an audio jack splitter, a breakout cable, installation accessories, and a manual.

NZXT H210 and HZXT H510 are relatively cheaper compared to other high-end computer cases. Many of the expensive PC cases boast more sophisticated features like smart RGB lighting and software compatibility. But it doesn’t mean that H210 and H510 are not great choices. They actually are excellent options, especially if you are on a low budget but still want a high-quality computer case.

Moreover, they are available in different colors. H210 is available in Matte White/Matte Black, Matte Black, and Matte Black/Red. H510, on the other hand, is available in Matte White, Matte Black, and Matte Black/Red. These colors are perfect for those who love to play computer games.

 

Conclusion – NZXT H210 vs H510

We have finally come to the final part of this comparison. But before declaring the winner, we need to point out that H210 and H510 are technically almost similar to each other. They are made of the same materials (tempered glass and steel) and have the same cable management space and optic features. They even have the same cooling features. If you’re a gamer, either of the computer cases is worth the price.

The significant differences between the two are in the physical measurements and the quantity of some computer components. In terms of size, the H510 is larger than H210, which provides more space for wiring and cable management. H510 supports all motherboard sizes, unlike H210 that is compatible with only one size. With this, we can say that NZXT H510 is the best choice. Aside from that, it’s cheaper than H210.

Laura

Passionate author at TechVert.com. Loves science and books. In a relationship with her cats.

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