Summary: NZXT Beta Case has major bang for the buck. The overall styling is nice, has a black interior, plenty of drive bays and more. There's one 120mm blue LED fan included but another three 120mm fans can be installed. If you're in the market for an affordable case this is probably the one for you! Watch the video to find out more...
Summary: The thing I’m really excited about is the fact that it has room on the side panel for two 120mm case fans. Direct cooling from large fans right on the hottest areas of the PC, the CPU and GPU. And since it supports the larger video cards out there, this is perfect when it comes to the amount of cool air that would be needed inside the case while playing a game.
Summary: The NZXT Beta is certainly one of the most affordable brand name cases out there. With a price tag of just under 50 US Dollars/Euros, you cannot expect much innovation. The main selling points of the case are the black interior paint job and the well designed front. You will only get a single fan and a simple, but effective interior layout within the case.
Pros: Extremely affordable brand name case, All black interior, Nice looking front, Screw-less ODD system works - when used in pairs, Screw-less HDD system works well as well, Dust filter on all openings on the front of the case, Appropriate structural quality for the price, Possibility to add three more fans, Fan lighting up front not too strong, Well packaged
Cons: Short I/O cables - especially the audio one, Blue LEDs of power and HDD activity may be too bright for some bedrooms, I/O Audio cable way too short, No rear fan included, No external 3.5 inch bay, No hole for easy CPU cooler removal on mainboard tray, Extremely long PSUs may cause problems with long ODDs
Excerpt: Lets face it: Most people don’t need expensive computer cases. But they sell because they’re status items loaded with neat gadgets, bells, whistles, in a box of exotic materials and strange shapes. The majority of folks don’t need anything as fancy as what we often regard as the de facto standards in cases. Then again, nobody likes a beige box either. The market’s shunning has finally made case makers take note, and the ugly beige boxes are no longer sold.
Summary: NZXT Beta is a mid-tower case targeted to the user that wants a good quality mid-tower case but doesn’t want to spend a lot of money. Here is a summary of what we found about this product.
In summary, we think this is a terrific product for the user that is on a budget and is looking for a good product. Costing only USD 50, this case has an unbeatable cost/benefit ratio. The only real drawback from this case is the impossibility of using floppy disk drives.
Conclusion: Let’s start with the positives: it’s a very straightforward case in terms of its design making installation very easy. It’s clearly not the most innovative but everything fits and is well secured. Style wise, the front bezel has definite character, although a little bullish, and gives the Beta a uniqueness. However, taking the front panel away, the case is essentially a black box.
Pros: Front bezel, Plenty of expandability for cooling, Drives installation, All-black interior
Cons: Sub-standard cooling, No external 3.5” drive bay
Conclusion: The NZXT is an attractive, well-styled case that has a few nice surprises scattered throughout. The largely screw-less design is impressive on a budget enclosure, especially when many high-end cases still lack this feature. Another nice feature of the Beta is the all-black interior, whilst not strictly needed on an enclosure with no view of the internals, it shows that the engineers at NZXT have spent time designing the case and helps to give the appearance of a more...