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NZXT Lexa Mid-Tower Computer Case Review

Former staff writer    -   May 12, 2006


Testing

Luckily the case already comes with a built in LED read out and three temp probes so you can monitor your system. The results were quite impressive, load temps dropped from 44 to 50, to 31c (Idle) and 36c (Load). HD temps from the 30's to 27c and System temp from 40c to 34c.





It's remarkable what this case can do, without any heatsink modifications my temperatures dropped almost 10c in all categories. Lets give a thumb up to NZXT, this case is COOL. I must say I'm very impressed with the Lexa.

Conclusion
This is an amazing case, at first I was skeptical about it being a premod but the NZXT Lexa will rival all other top of the line cases out there. From its light aluminum chassis to its screwless rails the Lexa is a case for the beginner to the Geek. Every part spells quality and efficiency. I have used other cases, which claim to have screwless design but ended having to screw the rail holders on to the component to slide it into the rails. Another thing I couldn't get over was how quiet the case is, with three 120mm fans and an 80mm blowhole fan you would think it would sound like a jet engine. This is not the case, other cases that I have owned were so loud, I needed to shut them off at night just to sleep, the noise was outrageous. Weather this is due to the 1100-RPM low noise fans or not you cannot hear it from five feet away. Some people might be a little upset that the LED display is only for temperature display and not a fan controller but with this case the preinstalled temperature probes is all you need, the case runs cool and silent. NZXT's design team and testers must have put many hours developing this product; it is truly a Mid Tower Case that sets the bar.

Pros

  • Lightweight Aluminum chassis
  • Screwless rails
  • Four stock filtered fans
  • Temperature Display
  • Bezel easily removed
  • Quiet
  • Lan Bag Included

Cons

  • Plastic bezel (would have preferred Aluminum)
  • No fan controller (for those of you who still need less noise)




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Specifications & Installation
  4. Testing & Conclusion
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