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NZXT M59 Classic Series Mid Tower Chassis - Final Thoughts

The M59 is a Mid Tower chassis that offers quite a list of features. Let's test the old adage and see if good things still come in small packages.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 1, 2010 12:24 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: NZXT

Final Thoughts

 

I have been spoiled, and I do love my larger cases. They are easy to work in and tend to keep temperatures under control a little better than the standard mid tower chassis'. The M59 made me see that there is quite the case out on the market in the mid tower segment. Black inside and out, and textured to keep fingerprints to a minimum, I am a sucker for this. I will take a painted chassis over that grey SECC steel that comes in most budget cases. NZXT didn't stop there, though. They made sure there are a few options for air and water cooling and made the assembly 75% tool-less. The only tool I had to go for was a Phillip's head screwdriver, so I'm sure most anyone can get a rig assembled in here with ease as well.

 

With all great things you are bound to find an oversight or small things here and there, but I had to be pretty picky to find them. First off, the pain in the riser holes was a pain to deal with. Starting them with pliers doesn't guarantee it's straight. I do advise the right sized driver to put them in the M59. Once I got them starting straight, they went in pretty easy. The second thing on my list is aesthetics. The front bezel isn't my thing, but the unique shape does grow on you. The side window being "bronzed" is not my thing either, but I bet there are more than enough people out there who will like it. Aside from one real issue and these more personal issues, the M59 provided me with everything I needed and allowed my components to fit well and stayed tidy as NZXT claimed it would.

I have seen cheaper cases go through my hands, but they weren't as nice inside as the M59 is. While NZXT kept budget builders in mind when pricing this chassis, they sure didn't hold back on anything as far as offerings. Currently this chassis can be located almost anywhere, and I found it over at Newegg for $59.99 plus shipping. Let's count this out. 75% tool-less, a unique shape and design, a window, painted inside and out, room for more fans, and good air flow out of the box. That's six major positives when considering a chassis, and the NZXT M59 offers all this for under $60 before shipping.

 

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