by Rob Williams on February 6, 2006 in Cases & PSUs
If you have never heard of NZXT, you don’t know what great cases you are missing! We are taking a look at their Lexa case, which combines “Perfect Symmetry” with class and functionality. Let’s check it out and see if we have a winner on our hands.
NZXT is a newer company that’s making quite a splash into the case market. They first came into existence in 2004 and have since released 5 incredibly unique computer towers that are far from boring. The case we are taking a look at today is the Lexa, which is not only great looking but very classy as well. In fact, the cases goal was to have “Perfect Symmetry”, and they certainly have seemed to pull that off.
When I had first set my eyes on the Lexa, I had my doubts. The design was so far different than I expected, that I didn’t really care much for it. In fact, it originally reminded me of something that you’d strap a chain to in order to knock down brick walls. After actually having it all set up though, my opinions changed entirely. Let’s jump straight into the specifications of the case.
- Screwless installation
- Ultra Light Aluminum Chassis (5.8KG)
- Stealthed clear side panel ( Optional )
- Three temperature display meter
- Reflective Metallic Painted Front Panel
- Glossy Piano Black Finish
- Low noise 1100 RPM Fans
- Removable Dust Filters for Dust Prevention
- Included Carrying Strap
- Cable Organization via Rear Cage
- Ext. Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, Mic, Firewire 1394 and Headphone Jack
||MID TOWER ALUMINUM ( CHASSIS ONLY )
|Front Panel Material
|Dimension (W x H x D)
||FRONT, 1 X 120 mm (included)
REAR, 1 X 120 mm Blue LED Fan (included)
SIDE PANEL, 1 X 120mm Blue LED (included)
TOP, 1 X 80mm Fan (included)
|Drive Bay – Front
Accessible – Internal
|11 DRIVE BAYS
4 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
2 EXTERNAL 3.5 " DRIVE BAYS
5 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
Screwless Rail Design
||500 WATT PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 ( OPTIONAL )
||5.8 KGS (W/O Power)
||MOTHERBOARDS: ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT
There are a few things that immediately stand out to me. After taking the case out of the box, I couldn’t believe how light it had felt. The front panel looks like polished steel, but is plastic. It has the look, but weighs far less. I also noticed that the inside of the case was very cluttered with all the doodads. As a whole though, the case was beautiful to say the least. Pure black color and glossy really helps this case look sleek and sexy.