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NZXT Lexa Blackline Case Review


Closer Look:

Working Components:

Seen in theses photos are the intake slots for the front 120mm fan. Most of the air is drawn in from the bottom, but it is also backed up by gills that run up both sides. This design allows air in, while still maintaining the smooth aesthectics and finish of the front panel. Whether this will affect cooling still remains to be seen, though more efficient cooling could be achieved with a direct path into the case.




On the outside of the case, you will notice on the front right side is where the USB, Firewire and external audio ports are located. Placing them on the side allows the front to remain open and smooth. The second picture is a shot of the pre-drilled holes (with bushings) for use with external water cooling setups. This feature is a huge plus for those who use or plan to use water cooling, saving them the trouble of drilling the holes themselves.



Aside from the window on the side cover, a 120mm fan is mounted towards the lower back end. When powered, this intake fan will illuminate the case with a set of brilliant red LEDs. Once the cover has been removed the entire inside is exposed, thus revealing the accessory box and manual. Any and all loose wires and cables have been bundled; with fan power leads wound-up neatly.



Upon opening your NZXT package you might notice that very little is inside the case. Don't be alarmed. You will find all the accessories and the manual are packed inside, tucked snugly away in the hard drive bays. The accessories are contained in a white box conveiniently labled, you guessed it, the accessory box. Inside you will find all the mounting brackets (hard drive and external drives) and a bag full of screws, standoffs, a pair of keys, and other accessories.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Closer Look (Working Components)
  5. Installation
  6. Installation: Continued
  7. Installation Continued
  8. Specifications & Features
  9. Testing
  10. Conclusion
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