NZXT Beta Case Review

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No wussy cases

Remember when Batman Begins came out? He was having to run across the city and was getting his ass kicked by every building he scrambled down. And then… that tank thing came along. The best piece of butt-kickery to grace a superhero with no powers. How awesome would it be to run around the city in something that looks like that? Well, there’s not a flaming chance of you getting to sit behind the wheel of that tank, but at least you can have a case that looks just as hardcore.

NZXT, those moguls of awesomeness, have delivered unto us the Beta Steel Mid Tower. No wussified mini-ATX case here, this thing is a titan. The best thing to me is that even though it’s a budget gamer case, priced at under $50, it still offers so much more than many of the cases that cost twice as much. Here’s a little information to get us started in showing what this thing is really made of. You know, steel. It says so right in the name.

Announcing the BETA, a mid-tower steel case that delivers gamers a chassis designed for tremendous value without sacrificing performance. Built for maximum expandability, BETA expansive jet black interior provides ample room for 4 external 5.25″ drives, 5 HDD racks, and fits large 10.5″ performance graphics cards. NZXT continues their expertise in effective cooling by offering BETA users expanded cooling that directly cools video cards and CPU with 4 120mm fans(1 front, 1 rear, and 2 side) and a meshed front panel that improves airflow. The front 120mm fan can fit thicker fans like the Scythe Ultra Kaze that can help maximize airflow. Additional features like screwless installation for 5.25″ drives/hard drives and top mounted USB/Audio enhance ease of installation and convenience for gamers.

Features

  • Fits ATX standard motherboards and power supplies
  • Fits large 10.5″ performance graphics cards
  • Expanded cooling directly cools video cards and CPU
  • Screwless installation for hard drives and external 5.25″ drives
  • Black internal finish for sleek look
  • Meshed front panel allows for better airflow than traditional cases
  • Top mounted Dual USB/Audio/ESATA for convenient usage

 

MODEL Beta Series
Case Type Mid Tower Steel
Front Panel Material Plastic
Dimensions 200 x 430 x 501mm / 7.78 x 16.9 x 19.7 inches
Cooling System FRONT, 1x120mm blue LED (included)
REAR, 1x120mm
SIDE, 2x120mm
Drive Bays 9 Drive Bays
4 External 5.25″
5 Internal 3.5″
Screwless Rail Design
Material Steel with black finish
Expansion slots 7
Power Supply 500 WATT PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 (optional)
Weight 7.28 KGS
Motherboard Support ATX, Micro-ATX, Baby ATX

 

On the next page we take a closer look at this case…