• NZXT M59
84
Based on 13 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Excellent cable management, Lightweight, Ample work space inside, Various cooling options, Good expansion capability.
  • Interesting design, Excellent finish, Spacious (although it’s not compatible with Radeon HD 5970), Extensive cooling system, Good cable management system, Excellent price.
  • Finsihed interior with rounded edges, Cable routing holes, tie-down areas, and processor back plate cutout, Room for 7 3.5" devices and 4 5.25" devices, Bottom-mount power supply with filtered intake, Extraordinary features and construction quality for...

Cons:

  • No external 3.5" bays, Upper fan mounts of limited usefulness, Difficult to mount front 120mm fan, Front panel USB ports too close together, Radical styling not appealing to some
  • Top drive back blocks installation of top fan, Must use the included stealth drive cover or modify the case, Little room on top of case around motherboard, No front fan installed, No 5.25” to 3.5” bay adapter included

Expert reviews and ratings

By Hi Tech Legion on

I also wrote a review for the NZXT Gamma case. The M59 Classic case is remarkably similar to the Gamma in profile. Because of that, I expected the performance and the installation to be the same. The layout for both cases is nearly identical. The...

By TestSeek Labs on 95

To me, NZXT’s lineup of cases is rather typical for most case manufacturers with several product lines with different characteristics and price levels. A couple of months back I took a look at the NZXT Beta which is a case from one of NZXT’s...

By Pureoverclock on 90

Simply because a case is being marketed as budget does not mean that it is of budget quality. The M59 arrived as a fully featured mid tower, performed as such, but is priced as though it is something substantially less. Featuring water cooling...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: The NZXT M59 Case has lots of drive bays, black interior, cable management holes, cooler retention hole on the motherboard tray, dust filters and more. While the overall fit and finish is great, the styling is bold and might not suit...

By Benchmark Reviews on 87

This case performs well; it's not a tool-less case (but no case at this price point is). It offers ample interior room for most builds and is easy to work with. The NZXT M59's appearance is bold and rather aggressive. This may not be...

By Neoseeker on

The M59 functionally speaking is a very decent case. It sustains good temperatures stock from the factory, and can only improve when you add the additional fans. The style or aesthetics of the chassis took some getting used to for me, but it finally...

By Overclockers Club on

Well after this review I would have to say I'm kinda neutral on this case. It does have many great points that any one person might look into. Points such as 120mm/140mm radiator support, price, and a side panel window with LED fan. It also boasted...

By Bonafide Reviews on 80

The NZXT M59 case is well designed and stylish case that will make any gamer happy. It’s a budget minded case that’s big on features, for the price it’s well worth it. You should be able to fit most any system in there, but just be...

By Overclockers Online on

The M59 has been my first experience with an NZXT case and overall I was happy with it. While the looks are rather polarizing, the case was easy to work in and install aside from screwing in the motherboard standoffs. Cooling performance was...

By Techgage on 80

The often used but equally misunderstood statement "you get what you pay for" has not only been applied to the M59, it has been proven a fact. As mentioned earlier, this chassis comes in at $60US and can be found for less on sale. I have tested units...

By ThinkComputers on 90

We look at a ton of cases here at ThinkComputers and the NZXT M59 is an average case, there really is not much that sets it apart from other cases, except one huge thing.THE PRICE! You can find this case online for $60 or less! This is what makes...

By Modders-Inc on 60

I love the little details that went into the M59 -- the mesh expansion slot covers help your aftermarket VGA cooler vent hot air, the rolled edges are a great help. This is the first case that hasn't gotten a single bit of my blood during the...

By BCCHardware on

Great case all-in-all, with some good looks to boot! Good cooling makes it an excellent gamers’ chassis with plenty of room for expansion. It is water cooling ready even with old school water cooling equipment. There is enough room inside for...

By OverclockersQH on

For those that are looking for a case with beautiful lines that could add personality to almost any room, consider the cool, clean look of the NZXT M59 Classic Series. This case will fit in almost anywhere that you home theater PC is located....

By Rbmods.com on

NZXT promised an advanced gaming chassis that's easy to build. On all accounts, NZXT has delivered. Not only does this case facilitate easy building, it also allows for easy upgrades by making swapping of components a breeze. Airflow potential is...

By Hardware Secrets on

NZXT M59 is a mid-tower case targeted to the user that wants an inexpensive good-quality mid-tower. Here is a summary of what we found about this product. Strong PointsMeshed bay covers.Meshed slot covers.Dust filters on the front panel.Dust filter on...

By Bjorn3D on 80

From the start, the NZXT M59 has been a winner. It has most of the latest features of a high-end case, with the price-tag of a budget case. The black on black look of the M59 looks great and the window on the side shows off all of the goodies tucked...

By Icrontic on

The NZXT M59 case NZXT is a relatively new kid on the block as far as computer cases are concerned. Founded in 2004, they’re not as widely known as some case manufacturers, but they make quality products that can stand up on stage with the...

International Review By Technic3D on 87

Mit dem M59 hat NZXT ein wirklich schönes und günstiges Gehäuse auf den Markt gebracht. Bis auf das kleine Malheur mit den schlecht gebohrten Löchern im Mainboardtray, was normalerweise ein Einzelfall sein dürfte, war die...

International Review By TweakPC on 87

Bestechend und ÜberzeugendDie gerade noch bestehende Verwirrung über die Front des M59 wandelt sich in Akzeptanz. Optisch mag das Gesicht des M59 kein Ladykiller sein, aber aus pragmatischen Gesichtspunkten, hätte man es kaum besser...