NZXT Beta Evo Reviewgotdamojo06 - October 8, 2009
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If you are looking for a new case for your build, you may still want to take a look at the NZXT Beta Evo case if you are looking for a budget build. The reason that I say you may want to take a look at the Beta Evo despite the temperature results that it was able to yield is due to the fact that it was able to to produce these temperatures with only one 120mm fan installed inside of the chassis, I am sure that if all of the fan spots were filled, the temperatures for the CPU and the GPU would have dropped by more than a few degrees. The price for the Beta Evo is not too high when compared to the other cases out on the market, yes it does have a few less features than the others, but it does still have a few good features incorporated in the design of the case. I really liked how the entire case was painted with the black color scheme, I have personally always liked the look of painted motherboard trays and the inside of the case matching, as it does add to the overall look of the case. With that said, there is no side window to be able to look inside of the case and show off the fact that everything inside matches and fits together well. The fact that you are able to install two 140mm fans at the top of the case is nice to know that it can fit the width of at least a 120mm radiator inside the case, or if you wish to have a 140mm radiator installed outside of the case. The tool-less drive bay installation features are a nice thing to have inside of a case, it does allow you to quickly install a drive or quickly remove it and replace it if needed.
Overall, if you are looking for a cheap case that is going to be able to house your new build inside of it with some great features, I would take a close look at the NZXT Beta Evo chassis, but keep in the back of your mind that it is exactly what it is, a budget case. As such it falls in the 50 to 60 dollars price range, you really can't expect a whole case full of fans. What you get is the capability of performing better with a few more dollars spent on additional fans. While you might not get all of the latest whiz bang features for the entry price, the potential looks promising.
- All black color scheme
- Sleek design
- 140mm fan option for top two fans
- Tool-less drive bays
- Cooling potential
- Only one included fan