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NZXT M59 Classic Series Mid Tower Chassis

By Chad Sebring from Feb 28, 2010 @ 18:24 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: NZXT

Specifications, Availability and Pricing




NZXT offers the M59 as an all black mid tower. When I say all black, I mean not only the exterior steel and the front plastic bezel. I mean that both the inside and outside are coated in a matte, textured, black paint. Outside, the chassis has a unique look and side window. Inside it's all black and easy to use. That carries on to the four 5.25" drive bays, the two floppy bays and the five 3.5" hard drive bays. To the rear of the chassis, it can support up to seven slots worth of cards. Accepting ATX, m-ATX and baby ATX makes it friendly to a lot of various systems, while its light weight and small stature make it a good case to fit about anywhere.


NZXT handles a bit of the cooling for you, adding two fans to the chassis when it is shipped to your door. There is one fan placed in the door, and the other in the rear panel for exhaust. They do however offer room to install a total of three more 120mm fans of your choosing. Two can go into the top of the chassis, or even possibly be used for mounting an internal radiator, if room allows. The other spot set aside for an additional fan is in the bottom of the front panel. Once the bezel is removed it is easy to see where this fan goes. Both of the supplied fans run 23dB in noise level and are specified to run at 42CFM. This airflow is sufficient, but if you plan to overclock things, you may want to consider grabbing a couple fans when you buy it.


The M59 has been on shelves for a while now and is easy to find. From what I gathered looking at Google shopping, the M59 is almost everywhere, and at various prices. Somewhere in the middle of the pricing, I found good old reliable Newegg has it for $59.99. Of course, you have to add shipping, but even with, the M59 comes in well under $100. I'm sure if you wait a bit or do a bit of searching, you might be able to find a better deal, but for around $65, I don't know how much lower you want to go. Typically for these "budget minded" cases, manufacturers tend to cut corners, or leave things out of the design. Keep reading; this is where things get interesting.


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