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Written by David Ramsey - Edited by Olin Coles   
Friday, 20 November 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
NZXT M59 Mid-Tower Computer Case M59-001BK
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

NZXT M59 M59-001BK Review

I am a case snob. The cases I like are brushed aluminum, have removable motherboard trays, neatly rolled edges, finished interiors, cable management, and so forth. They have SATA backplanes and mounts for triple-120 radiators. A certain degree of style doesn't hurt, either. Of course cases like this are expensive, but since I have to look at them all day, I figure they're worth it. In this article, Benchmark Reviews inspects the NZXT M59 Mid-Tower computer case, which at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for the M59-001BK model it is hardly in the milieu I'm become accustomed to. Will the design flair that was evident in NZXT's $400 Khaos gaming case be in evidence here? Let's see.

As other reviews here on Benchmark Reviews have noted, the prices for most computer components— the processor, memory, hard drives, and so forth— have been going steadily downwards for years. Science fiction author and former Byte magazine columnist Jerry Pournelle noted this more than 20 years ago, repeating "Iron is expensive; silicon is cheap." at every opportunity. We're seeing a lot more activity in the low-end (arbitrarily defined as "less than $75") case market of late, but many, if not most, sub-$75 cases suffer from indifferent design and cheap construction, making them poor choices for enthusiasts who frequently upgrade and modify their systems.

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Case companies have only recently begun to produce inexpensive cases using some of the design and construction techniques formerly reserved for higher-end enclosures. The M59 Mid-Tower computer case is NZXT's foray into this new market. Let's see how it stacks up.

NZXT M59 Features

  • Immense Performance: 5 fan capability (side 120mm LED and rear 120mm exhaust included) Included 9-fin rifle bearing NZXT fans rated at 42CFM and 23db
  • Night light: A ambient light sits over the 5.25" drives to give visibility in dark rooms or at LAN parties
  • Black on Black: Smoked clear window and a black interior gives the best combination of black on black
  • Meshed front panel allows for more airflow
  • 5.25" stealth bay to keep a clean look
  • NZXT solid state bracket allows for two SSD drives to be installed
  • Wire routing: motherboard punched holes allows for quick CPU bracket removable and optimal wire routing, turned HDD also helps with managing cables
  • Pre-drilled water cooling holes on the back plate
  • Front mounted USB, audio, and ESATA ports
  • Support for external dual radiator at the top of the chassis
  • High end graphics card support, the M59 features space that is especially designed to fit longer 10.5" cards
  • M59-001BK Specifications

    MODEL M59 SERIES
    CASE TYPE MID TOWER Black interior chassis
    FRONT PANEL MATERIAL Steel
    DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 190 X 449 X 508 mm
    COOLING SYSTEM

    FRONT, 1 x 120mm

    SIDE, 1 x 120mm LED fan@1200RPM, 23db/42CFM (included)

    TOP, 2 x 140/120mm
    REAR, 1 x 120mm, 23db/42CFM (included)

    DRIVE BAYS 11 DRIVE BAYS
    4 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
    7 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
    MATERIAL(S) Steel Construction
    EXPANSION SLOTS 7
    POWER SUPPLY 500 WATT PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 ( OPTIONAL )
    WEIGHT 6.5 KGS (W/O Power)
    MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT MOTHERBOARDS: ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT

    About NZXT

    NZXT, a company built upon gamer's dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling.

    Our dedicated sales and customer service team will work diligently to earn your trust and loyalty. All our products are built with high quality material and engineered in the best conditions.

    NZXT products are designed and engineered in the United States and manufactured overseas in China and Taiwan. NZXT was established in 2004 in Los Angeles, California.



     

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    # корпусKirill 2011-01-30 07:32
    I write in Russian to you, too, did not understand :)
    Ну нефиговенький корпус, только вот фоток достаточно мало :( и про пыльевые фильтры ничего не сказано...
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