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Written by Chip Terrell - Edited by Olin Coles   
Monday, 05 May 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
NZXT Alpha Classical Series Mid-Tower Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

NZXT Alpha Gaming Case

Isn't it odd, that of all the components that have to be selected, purchased and then assembled when building a system, selecting just the right case seems to be the hardest choice of all? What would seem to be a simple decision, is often made so difficult by the highly competitive enclosure market with it's seemingly endless number of case offerings. OK, maybe not endless, but currently there are at least 50 different case manufacturers offering cumulatively over 850 various styles and designs! Wow. Where to start?

Fortunately, since the Enclosure market is roughly organized into three segments; entry/OEM level, mid-range and performance/enthusiast, all you need to do to begin your case search, is to figure out which segment of the market fits your needs and zero your search down to that particular segment. Someone looking to spend between $25.00-75.00 on their system's enclosure need not waste their time exploring the expensive performance/enthusiast segment of the market, and so on. Well, if part of your criteria is that you are on a budget or a first time builder, then usually the place to start is at the entry and budget mid-range levels.

Once there, while parusing the current multitude of styles and designs, your eye would almost certainly be caught by the entry-to-mid-range NZXT offering: the ALPHA. The first time you see it, you'll think, "I bet that's what Darth Vader's desktop looks like." Today at Benchmark Reviews, we're going to find out if NZXT's latest in their Classic series line is just another....pretty face?

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About the company: NZXT

NZXT was established in 2004 in Los Angeles, California. While the company's products are designed and engineered in the United States, they are manufactured overseas in China and Taiwan with high quality materials and engineered in the best possible conditions.NZXT Logo

NZXT, a company built upon gamers dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. Our objective is to provide every gamer with a case that they can identify with. Combining unique designs with case performance, consumers will finally be able to find a quality case that will represent their own style and personality.

In the future, NZXT wishes all gamers who desire a personalized case to find it at NZXT. With the unveiling of every product, NZXT improves upon weaknesses and strives for excellence. Achieving excellence is not an easy task, however, NZXT is determined to meet or surpass consumer expectations. NZXT is also determined to earn the consumers trust and loyalty with not only their quality products, but unsurpassed customer service as well.

Classical Series Features

  • Screwless installation
  • Easy access side panel w/thumb screws
  • Gloss black finish
  • Windowed side w/blue LED fan (Optional non-windowed versions also available)
  • Front E-SATA port
  • Blue LED lit front panel
  • Doorless front panel access
  • Exceptionally light weight
  • Turned HDD cage that fits up to 5 HD Drives
  • Compatible with SLI and Crossfire configurations
  • Accommodates GPUs as large as the 8800GTX

NZXT Alpha Specifications

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 13.8lbs
  • Dimensions: 19.69"Depth/ 10.08"Width/ 21.46"Height
  • Material: 0.6mm Steel and Clear Plastic
  • Motherboard Form Factors: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ATX and Baby AT
  • Expansion Slots: (Standard) 7 slots
  • Fan Mounts: 3 x 120mm
  • Fans Included: 1 rear 120mm fan/ 1 side 120mm blue LED fan
  • Drive Bays: 4 External 5.25" Bays/ 2 External 3.5" Bays/ 5 Internal 3.5" Hard Drive Bays
  • Switches: Power and Reset



 

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