The exterior is well designed in our opinion. It does take some of the design points from other cases out there, yet still offers something completely unique looking. We do like the Soft Grip coating as well, and while it may not match the steel painted bits, it is super easy to clean, and makes carrying this large chassis around easier by using the grip and the handle.
We like the oddly shaped dent that carries on from older designs, yet offers a window that is irregularly shaped to fit the styling of the panel, and offers a great view of components with no view of the HDD and ODD racks. While we did have to fight the doors both taking them off and getting them to slide back onto the frame, we guess it is better than something that is poorly fitting and would flap in the breeze and rattle your brains lose. So, we aren't going to dwell on it, just be aware of it.
Inside the layout does show a bit of age with the large clunky tool-free clips, granted we are glad they are there, but most cases today are moving away from them all together. We do like that the entire rack of the HDDs was not locked into place, and that we can free up some airflow if needed, but we do wish the bottom was removable as well. We would have liked more fan options in the front, but with the HDD cage in there, water cooling options are out there anyways, so the 200mm fan is more than fine in this design. Speaking of the fans, more specifically the controller, and noise associated with it, we found on low the fans were heard at 29dB, 33dB on medium, and 37dB on high, and at the same time, the fan voltage increase also increases the LED brightness. We also dig the fact that while showing hints of blue through the front and the top, the design is covered enough that the lighting is not overwhelming and obnoxious.
As easy as it was to work with, and the roominess of this design, even if not as water cooling friendly as many others in its class, the Lenyx still has a lot to offer. LEPA chose the route of other accessories that many cases don't even think to offer anymore. Nothing here is completely new, it has just been a while since we have seen an external hot swap bay for 2.5" drives, a fan controller, and a USB Supercharge port all in the same design. All of what it offers, and all it includes will cost you around $171 at the time of writing, and to be fair, the pricing is not bad.
While not top notch in a water cooling extremists eyes, this chassis will offer the masses plenty of room and options to get the job done, looking very good while it does it. And it offers a couple of things that many have forgotten, but are greatly appreciated when the need to use them arises.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||89%|
|Bundle and Packaging||90%|
|Value for Money||89%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||91%|
The Bottom Line: LEPA's Lenyx is large, roomy, water cooling friendly, easy to work with, and pretty solid. The looks are great, the blue LED accents are nice, and with features not usually seen in cases, we feel LEPA did a good job.
PRICING: You can find the LEPA Lenyx for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The LEPA Lenyx retails for $171 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The LEPA Lenyx retails for £129 at Amazon UK.
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [LEPA Lenyx LPC801A-B Full-Tower Chassis]
- Page 4 [Inside the Lenyx LPC801A-B]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Case Build and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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