NZXT Beta Evo Chassis
Author: Charles McGraw
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 04-05-2010
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Installation / Testing

The internals of this build include:

AMD Athlon x2 7750 Black Edition @ 3.4Ghz / 2700mhz Northbrige / 2000mhz HT Link
2 x 2GB DDR2 OCZ Platinum Low Voltage 1066 Cas 5 RAM @ 1174mhz Cas 5 1.8v
Foxconn A79A-S 790FX & SB750 Motherboard
PowerColor PCS+ HD5770 1GB
Lite-On DVD Drive
Broadcom NetXtreme II 1Gbit NIC
Creative Labs Audigy 2 Zs
HEC Zephyr MX-750
Lamptron FC-2 Fan Controller
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ with 2 x 120mm Yate Loon High Speed fans
2 x Yate Loon High Speed 120mm & 2 x 140mm Yate Loon Medium Speed


Installation in this case goes pretty smooth for the most part. HDD rails click right on and slide into place while feeding the wires through in the bottom and side holes is no problem. Most parts are generally easy to get into place. My Lamptron FC-2 was a little wide for the 5.25 bay and did not slide in as easy as I would have liked. The Lite-On DVD Drive and Audigy 2 Zs Front Bay both worked without a problem. I would like to note that most fan controllers only would occupy one of the knobs on a drive lock, thus making them feel a little loose while in place. I would personally suggest using screws. The case fits a 750watt PSU with plenty of cables just fine. Though it is a bit tight behind the motherboard tray and I would suggest getting a PSU with less cables if you planned on doing a build in this case.

To generate a full load, I used the Intel Burn Test for the CPU and Furmark for the GPU. All fans were running at 100% for this test to realize this cases' maximum potential.




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