NZXT M59 Mid Tower Gaming Chassis

Marketed as a gaming mid-tower case the M59 offers up features like clearance for 10.5 inch graphics cards, support for water cooling, and a well ventilated design.  We will see how well the case handles a budget system.

Sponsor: NZXT

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First Impression

The NZXT M59 comes in a now standard cardboard box (I remember when most  came in plain brown), printed in full color.  NZXT did a great job with the box design here.  The front is super simplistic, a picture of the front bezel, and a few buzzwords to grab attention.  There appears to be minimal damage to the box, but a loose rattling sound came whenever I moved the box.  At this point I was a bit scared of what I might find inside.


(you can click on almost every image in this review for a bigger version)

The box lists the standard features twice, on both ends of the box, a great decision as one of the English sections was completely covered over by the shipping label and packing slip. 

Packing was a standard affair, pressed Styrofoam end caps and a plastic bag around the case.

The back offers up a list of features (reproduced from website):

  • Immense Performance: 5 fan capability (side 120mm LED and rear 120mm exhaust included) Included 9-fin rifle bearing NZXT fans rated at 42CFM and 23db
  • Night light: A ambient light sits over the 5.25″ drives to give visibility in dark rooms or at LAN parties
  • Black on Black: Smoked clear window and a black interior gives the best combination of black on black
  • Meshed front panel allows for more airflow
  • 5.25″ stealth bay to keep a clean look
  • NZXT solid state bracket allows for two SSD drives to be installed
  • Wire routing: motherboard punched holes allows for quick CPU bracket removable and optimal wire routing, turned HDD also helps with managing cables
  • Pre-drilled water cooling holes on the back plate
  • Front mounted USB, audio, and ESATA ports
  • Support for external dual radiator at the top of the chassis
  • High end graphics card support, the M59 features space that is especially designed to fit longer 10.5″ cards

The two ends of the box offer up some detailed specs:

  • Motherboards: ATX, Micro ATX
  • Drive Bays:
    • 4 External 5.25″ Drive Bays
    • 7 Internal 3.5″ HDD Drive Bays
  • 7 Expansion Slots
  • Cooling FanOptions:
    • Front, 1x120mm
    • Rear, 1x120mm (included)
    • Side, 1x120mm LED (included)
    • Top, 2x140mm/120mm fan
  • Chassis Dimensions:(DxWxH) 508x190x449 mm
  • Chassis Material: Steel
  • Chassis Weight: 6.5 kg

 

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