NZXT M59 - 001BK ReviewCompxpert - November 8, 2009
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When looking at a case there are always a few things that are high on your list when it comes to features and how well those features play into your budget concerns. It's nice to have an unlimited budget and get the most expensive case you can find, that also has all the features you want. But that's not the reality we all live in. Price usually sits at the top of the list when it comes to case selection because there are a finite amount of dollars left after making the hardware purchases. After the price problem caused by the hardware choices that are made (The case is usually the afterthought)what else do you have to look at to help you make a decision? Well for me some things that matter are looks, wire management possibilities, fan capacity, as well as how many fans are included. Well, no matter what you look for in a case the NZXT M59 might just be one that offers it. It comes in at an attractive price point with rugged good looks and lists wire management as one of its key attributes. NZXT continues to bring cases to market with innovative features to fit the needs of the gamer. Let's delve a bit deeper into what the NZXT M59 has to offer.
So, why in particular did I mention wire management? Well, because the M59 boasts great wire management as one of its features. The front of the box shows off the M59 which initially boasts about the ability to have 5 more fans, wire management, and its painted black interior. On the reverse side we're shown the features of the case. Both the left and right of the box have a list of features and specifications really related to the case. Both sides look the same so only one is pictured. Another thing boasted by this case is SSD support. It would seem that all case manufactures as of late are trying to provide a way for you to easily mount this new drive technology, should you use it. I of course have yet to jump on the SSD bandwagon due to its current Achilles heel, and yes, I mean price point.
So we have a lot of features here but let's get a closer look, shall we. Opening the box we are faced with the front of the case. The case is sandwiched between two pieces of Styrofoam and covered in a plastic bag. Once out of the styrofoam I tound the case to be covered in plastic in many locations. Particularly was one on the window and several on the front of the case. Once it's all off we get a very nice looking case.
So it looks nice and has quite a few features but how does it perform. Well if I were you I would read on and find out.