NZXT Lexa S Mid-Tower Case
|NZXT Lexa S Mid-Tower Case|
|Installation and Testing|
|Final Thoughts and Conclusion|
Today we've got a new case on the test bench from the folks over at NZXT, the Lexa S. This case comes from NZXT's Crafted Series which features other cases like the Zero 2 (which we reviewed over here) and the Guardian 921 (which we reviewed over here). The Lexa S is aimed at gamers and enthusiasts and offers features that will make their lives easier.
As you can see in the pictures below the Lexa S comes with a tinted side window with a fan installed in the side panel (4 fans in total in this case).
The Lexa S is really all about the airflow and in the pictures below you can see 3 of the 4 included fans (4th fan is mounted in the front of the case to cool the hard drive rack). The rear fans as well as the side panel fan are both 120mm, and the top fan is a 140mm fan (there is also room for an additional 140mm or 120mm fan in the top of the case). Thanks to all of these included fans airflow shouldn't be much of an issue and it should be able to keep pretty much any system nice and cool.
The drive bays in the front of this case are all concealed with the front cover, when you open up the front panel you also reveal your built-in manual fan controller (which is a nice added bonus). The fan controller works great and will allow you to easily control the 4 included case fans in this case and easily make this case nice and quiet or crank up all the fans if you need some extra airflow.
The accessories that come with this case are pretty decent, and as you can see in the picture below (left) it comes with drive rails which allow you to install all your hard drives and optical drives without using any tools. Also NZXT has included a SSD rack which will allow you to install 2 SSD drives into a hard drive bay.
One of the nicest features of the Lexa S is the cable management and as you can see in the picture below (left) they have a rubber grommet on the motherboard tray which will allow you to easily route cables behind the motherboard tray which will allow for a much cleaner look (which is nice since you can see into the case thanks to the side window). The cable management not only makes things look nice and clean, it also makes installation of your motherboard and various devices much easier and helps reduce cable clutter.