NZXT Lexa S Reviewairman - October 28, 2009
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In the huge market of PC computer gaming, there are thousands of cases on the shelves. Nearly fifty manufacturers offering products on many online retailers, with each of those manufacturers contributing to a selection of over seven-hundred current cases to choose from. With such an overwhelming number available just on one online store, making a selection is no easy task. Many reputable manufacturers exist, and picking a case solely on looks and space preference can usually be considered safe. This has been proven by many manufacturers, through the success of their products. NZXT is a well-known brand with many cases on the table, ranging from their budget options to their high-end, high-performance cases. Under the spotlight is the NZXT Lexa S, which is a mid-priced mid-tower. This is the first NZXT case I've had in my possession, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it holds up during this review.
The NZXT Lexa S is packaged in a glossy cardboard box with attractive graphics on the front, displaying a futuristic, sci-fi picture of the case with the NZXT logo, the name of the case, a few features and the phrase "Ready For Battle." The sides display the same information, and are identical graphically. The rear of the package shows a picture of the case with the side panel off, listing many of the features it offers, which will be evaluated later in this review.
With the top open, the standard packaging method can be seen, and is shared by most other companies. The Lexa S is wrapped in plastic and sandwiched between two large pieces of Styrofoam. Underneath the Styrofoam and plastic wrap, the plastic surfaces, which are the front bezel and the size panel window, are protected from scratches by adhesive plastic film stuck to the surface.
Now that the Lexa S is out of its package and determined to be unharmed from the trip to my front door, it is now time to take a closer look at the outside of the case, as well as the construction.