NZXT Beta ReviewGeekspeak411 - August 4, 2009
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NZXT. While not a comparatively huge vendor against the likes of Cooler Master and Antec, most enthusiasts have heard of NZXT and their products. Oriented towards gamers, NZXT tends to appease their supporters with thoughtful innovation and design. With the Beta, NZXT has addressed the problem of many gamers - a lack of cash. Retailing at just $50 even before rebates, the Beta makes for an excellent bargain - if it's up to snuff. The company has released a good amount of cases since its founding in 2004 to know what they're doing, so I'm excited to see how their newest case, the Beta, part of their classic series, holds against the likes of the juggernauts of the computer industry!
The Beta is shipped in a very plain brown box with BETA clearly proclaimed along the top. Using black ink there is a list of features and a black stripe. In the top left corner NZXT proclaims that this was designed in Los Angeles, and in the bottom left corner the company has printed on their logo. Hopefully this conservative design is only to allow more flexability on the case itself. Only time will tell!
The Beta comes well protected in the standard packaging used with cases these days. The case comes wedged between two molded styrofoam blocks giving the Beta a protective buffer zone and is then protected from liquid and minor scratches by a plastic bag. Overall I have no worries that this case will make it safely to wherever it might be sent.
Trying to appease gamers is tough enough with a big budget. I can't wait to see how NZXT does with $50!