I would like to thank CaseKing.de for supplying the review sample.
CaseKing is one of the few companies out there, which will not just sell anything. They only offer hardware that performs well and is of high quality. The shop offers quite a few exclusive parts and devices from all around the world and it is also the official distributor for a long list of well known manufacturers. Their assortment has grown greatly in recent years, while great service and support is still a very important part of the shop philosophy. The website may be in German, but due to great demand, an English version is in the works. We received the very successful Cooler Master Stacker 832 from them and they were so kind to send us the latest budget NZXT offering called Alpha. CaseKing is also the official distributor of the region for NZXT.
The Alpha is aimed at the budget overclocker or one who wants a solid case for his components without spending a lot of money. The above image from the company website shows the two available versions. CaseKing sent us the variant with a side window.
- NVIDIA 8800GTX Compatible
- Screwless Installation
- Clear acrylic side panel ( optional )
- Single low noise 1100RPM@23dba 120mm Fan
- Ext. Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, Mic, Intel HD Audio, Headphone Jack, E-SATA Port
|Case Type||Mid Tower Steel|
|Front Panel Material||Plastic|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||218 x 500 x 545 mm|
|Cooling System||FRONT, 1 X 120 mm (optional) REAR, 1 X 120 mm Fan (included) SIDE PANEL, 1 X 120mm Red LED (optional)|
|Drive Bays||4 external 5.25", 2 external 3.5 " & 5 internal 3.5" drive bays|
|Mainboard Support||ATX, mATX & Baby AT|
NZXT lists a red side fan, even though there is no such case in combination with red lighting. This could be a hint, that NZXT is planning such a version in the future.