NZXT introduced N5 Z690 and N7 Z690 motherboards for Intel Alder Lake processors.Both models look very similar, except for the different color schemes - black prevails in N5, white in N7.However, the novelties are also different in technical equipment.Image source: NZXTIt should be noted that both models use black textolite.Only the N7 model has more protective covers.The NZXT N5 Z690 is based on a 9-phase power subsystem.The N7 Z690 got a 13-phase power subsystem and is built on a higher quality textolite.In theory, the higher model will provide more stable performance when overclocking the components. Each card has three PCIe 5.0 x16 and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.Both models support up to 128GB of DDR4-5000 RAM.The choice in favor of the old, but still relevant memory standard, is justified.Firstly, the boards were cheaper to produce and to the end customer.And secondly, DDR5 memory is still very expensive.Another difference between the boards is the number of M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs.The N5 model offers four M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slots, and the N7 offers three.The number of SATA III (6 Gbit/s) slots is the same for both models - four each.The new models also have different sound codecs.The junior model has Realtek ALC897 8-channel, the senior - more modern 8-channel Realtek ALC1220 with Nichicon capacitors.The set of external connectors is also practically the same.The N5 Z690 model has one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, two USB 2.0, one HDMI 2.0, one LAN (RJ45).Moreover you can find here a button for quick BIOS Flashback firmware update.On its turn, N7 Z690 offers one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, two USB 2.0, one HDMI 2.0 and one LAN (RJ45).Both models are already available in NZXT Online Shop.The manufacturer has priced N5 Z690 at $240, and N7 Z690 at $300.
NZXT introduced a series of computer cases H7.It consists of three models: the usual H7, H7 Flow and H7 Elite.The main differences between them lies in their front panels, as well as in the size and number of pre-installed fans.NZXT H7 Elite.Image source: NZXTThe dimensions of all versions of the NZXT H7 case are 505 × 230 × 480 mm.The weight of the normal version is 10.26 kg, the Flow version weighs 10.05 kg, and the Elite - 11.36 kg.Each model is equipped with a side panel made of tempered glass.NZXT H7NZXT H7 FlowThe front panel port sets are the same: two connectors USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, as well as a combined 3.5mm audio jack.At the same time the standard version of the H7 has a blank metal front panel, the Flow model is equipped with a perforated, and the Elite version has a transparent glass panel.The top panel of all versions of the case is perforated - for better ventilation.All models include dust filters.NZXT H7 EliteNZXT H7 FlowNZXT H7 All new models allow you to install motherboards in Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX and E-ATX formats (up to 272 mm wide).It is possible to install coolers up to 360mm in size, graphics cards up to 400mm in length, CPU coolers up to 185mm high.Also, each model is claimed to have six 2.5\" and two 3.5\" hard drives.All three versions of the chassis support installing graphics cards vertically.But you will have to buy the bracket separately.The standard H7 and Flow versions get two pre-installed silent 120 mm NZXT F120Q fans with a speed range from 240 to 1200 rpm each.The Elite variant is equipped with four 140mm fans.The NZXT F140Q with a speed range of 240 to 1200 rpm is mounted on the rear wall.The three fronts, the F140 RGB models, run from 500 to 1800 rpm and have RGB backlighting.An additional feature of the Elite model is the fan control controller and RGB backlighting.In addition, the H7 Elite is only available in two colors - black or white.The standard H7 and Flow versions are available in three colors: black, white and black-white.The regular H7 and Flow versions are priced at $130, and the H7 Elite goes for $200.Additionally, you can buy a kit for installing graphics cards vertically for $80, and for $35 - the fan controller.
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