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NZXT M59 - 001BK Review

Compxpert    -   November 8, 2009
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Conclusion:

Well after this review I would have to say I'm kinda neutral on this case. It does have many great points that any one person might look into. Points such as 120mm/140mm radiator support, price, and a side panel window with LED fan. It also boasted good wire management and provides holes leading to the other side of the case. However, the one side panel does not kindly accommodate wires put behind the motherboard tray. This makes it hard to close and even causes a slight bulge on the panel so you might have to figure out some other way to run the wires behind your motherboard tray. The fact that one LED did not light up was probably a fluke defect but I thought it best mentioning that it had happened. Another negative would be the amount of space available above the motherboard, between it, and the top to accommodate fans.  Orienting the heatsink so that the fan blows up and out of the M59 could provide the room with a less robust heatsink. It seems that gaming cases are getting the insides painted more frequently and the M59 is no exception to this phenomena. This gives that added zing and keeps you from having to paint it yourself. One of the things that is really handy is that the motherboard tray has a knockout to allow you to change a bolt in heatsink or water block without pulling out the hardware. This is a nice touch and is an example of the "Built for gamers by gamers" culture at NZXT. Despite its few small quirks it does have quite a number of features for its price which on newegg seems to coincide with the model number at a nice $59.99. It proved to offer comparable performance to to the comparison cases in the testing, so maybe this case could be one for you. When you couple the rugged looks with the attractive price point you have a case that delivers on price, performance, and looks.

 

Pros:

  • Nice amount of features in a budget case
  • Performs well for an entry level case
  • Ability to remove a heasink without removing the motherboard
  • Good Looks
  • Cooling can be improved
  • Painted inside and out

 

Cons:

  • Lack of space for wire management
  • Large heatsinks difficult to fit with top fans.

   

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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (The Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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