The NZXT Beta Mid Tower Case
First impressions of the NZXT Beta are this. First, while being a more plain mid tower, there are options for increased airflow and it is a sleek looking chassis to boot. The four external drive bay covers are covered in mesh to allow air to pass through when the slot is not in use and below those is the intake slots for the 120mm, blue LED fan.
From the front you can get a better look at the mesh that is in the covers. The same mesh is used to back the slotted designed intake at the bottom. I do like the simple NZXT in white at the top as the only notification to its heritage.
The left side panel of the Beta is vented as it comes from the factory, but also has mounting holes for the placement of two optional 120mm fans to be placed. Even in a mid tower, this little idea can really offer your GPUs some much needed cooler air.
The rear of the Beta offers the same layout as most of its competition. There's a top mounted PSU with a 120mm fan mounted next to the rear I/O area. Also seen are seven expansion slots flanked by two water cooling tube holes and a bit of extra venting at the rear to sum it all up.
The right side panel of the Beta is a bit plainer. The only real distinguishing feature to discuss is the indent pressed at the rear to allow for a better grab on the panel when opening the chassis.
Laying the case on its back to get a better view of the top shows where NZXT has placed the front I/O panel.
I realize this is upside down, but I couldn't seem to hold my camera straight in that position, though I think you can get the idea of the situation. NZXT has equipped the front I/O with an eSATA and two USB 2.0 ports as well as having front audio and microphone 3.5mm jacks.
The bottom of the Beta chassis has round rubber pads stuck to the bottom for feet and the steel is formed for structural support.