, a name most hardware enthusiasts are familiar with, has been designing and manufacturing cases, laptop coolers, power supplies, and mice geared towards the gamer segment since 2004. Today on the Bigbruin.com test bench we have one of the latest midtower cases in their Classic series, the Beta.
The promotional image above provides a quick glance at what we're about to dive into. The case itself has a very clean matte black finish, and nice, crisp lines. The vertical bars running down the bottom half of the case provide structure and add to the overall appeal of the design. Overall, it is a very attractive case.
Before we delve into our review, let's take a moment and see what NZXT has to say about the case on its official product page
Announcing the BETA, a mid-tower steel case that delivers gamers a chassis designed for tremendous value without sacrificing performance. Built for maximum expandability, BETA expansive jet black interior provides ample room for 4 external 5.25" drives, 5 HDD racks, and fits large 10.5" performance graphics cards. NZXT continues their expertise in effective cooling by offering BETA users expanded cooling that directly cools video cards and CPU with 4 120mm fans(1 front, 1 rear, and 2 side) and a meshed front panel that improves airflow. The front 120mm fan can fit thicker fans like the Scythe Ultra Kaze that can help maximize airflow. Additional features like screwless installation for 5.25" drives/hard drives and top mounted USB/Audio enhance ease of installation and convenience for gamers.
» Fits ATX standard motherboards and power supplies
» Fits large 10.5" performance graphics cards
» Expanded cooling directly cools video cards and CPU
» Screwless installation for hard drives and external 5.25" drives
» Black internal finish for sleek look
» Meshed front panel allows for better airflow than traditional cases
» Top mounted Dual USB/Audio/ESATA for convenient usage
» Case Type: Mid Tower
» Front Panel Material: Plastic
» Dimensions (W x H x D): 200 X 430 X 501 mm / 7.87" x 16.9" x 19.7"
» Cooling System:
» Front, 1 X 120mm Blue LED (included)
» Rear: 1 X 120mm
» Side: 2 x 120mm
» Drive Bays: 9 Drive Bays
» (4) External 5.25" Drive Bays
» (5) Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
» Screwless Rail Design
» Material: Steel with black finish
» Expansion Slots: 7
» Power Supply: 500 Watt PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 (optional)
» Weight: 7.28 KGS (W/O Power)
» Motherboard Support: ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT