NZXT Gamma Mid-Tower Case
Author: Connan Schafstall
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-27-2009
Provided by: NZXT
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Closer Look

The first two things I noticed about this case were the fans and finish. Although there are designated cutouts and countersunk mounting holes for six total 120mm (or four 120mm and two 140mm) fans, only one fan is included with the case. This is the white-bladed 120mm exhaust fan mounted at the rear of the case. Once again, a prime example of how NZXT cut out all unnecessary costs to keep the overall price of the case to about half of a Benjamin. For a basic build, the single rear exhaust fan along with the open vents at the sides and top of the case would be all you need. For those of us looking for greater cooling performance, the option is open to add fans of our choosing as needed. Most overclockers I know are picky about what fans go into their builds, so I think this was a good call by NZXT for the Gamma.



The second part of my first impression was all about the finish. The exterior and interior paint is exactly the same, but I almost don't dare to call it paint. Although I am sure it is a hearty baked-on powder coat, the finish has the look of hammerite. The texture seems like that of military-grade Parkerization, which is a scratch-proof and weather-proof coating for harsh combat environments. This would be an ideal case for the habitual LAN-gamer; able to take the abuse of always being on the move without showing it. I did a close inspection of the entire case and could not find a spot that was missed during the powder coating process. Most budget cases have a spot or two that just don't get a full coat of paint, but the Gamma shows real attention to detail.




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