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post #711 of 1794
Another Beta EVO suggestion:
fan gaskets / rubber screws.

Absorb the vibration from the top fans of your case, it'll be very very very very very helpful to the overall case silence.
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post #712 of 1794
Is their a crafted series club? I tried searching for it but didn't find anything about a crafted series club. Id like to find a club for my lexa s if possible.
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post #713 of 1794
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Is their a crafted series club? I tried searching for it but didn't find anything about a crafted series club. Id like to find a club for my lexa s if possible.
There's not, but you can make a thread about it. Just make sure not to use Asterisks (*) or the [Unofficial] tag. As both are not allowed.

Just make it called "NZXT Crafted Series Owners" or "NZXT Lexa Case Owners"
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post #714 of 1794
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To have a fan above a full tower cooler you'd need a case more than 9 inches wide, assuming all the additional width went to the left panel side. A ten inch case would more likely accommodate that configuration.

On the gripping had, I thing you get better airflow when the case has about enough room for the cooler and not much more. You get faster flow that way.

I needed a Beta Evo because I have a height limit, and the case fits under the shelf. With no height limit I would have gotten a case with a bottom fan. As it was I had to cut out a hole for my bottom fan.
Actually, my case is 8 inches wide, and is able to fit my cooler without losing any side fans. With that being said, I just found out that the GAMMA is 7.48" wide!!!!!!!!!! Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd be losing half an inch there, so you're right about having no side fans, that's for sure.

I actually have a height limit as well, and it's no more than 21". I started looking at these cases because of how simple they were, and of all the things you got at the price range. Can't wait for these things to go on sale or something!!!!!!!!!
 
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post #715 of 1794
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
There's not, but you can make a thread about it. Just make sure not to use Asterisks (*) or the [Unofficial] tag. As both are not allowed.

Just make it called "NZXT Crafted Series Owners" or "NZXT Lexa Case Owners"
Isn't this sort of a gray area for the Lexa S? I mean it's identical to the M59 and Gamma...seems like they should be honorary members or something...?
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post #716 of 1794
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Isn't this sort of a gray area for the Lexa S? I mean it's identical to the M59 and Gamma...seems like they should be honorary members or something...?
Up to the OP not me; but technically it's apart of a different series.
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post #717 of 1794
Quote:
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Another Beta EVO suggestion:
fan gaskets / rubber screws.

Absorb the vibration from the top fans of your case, it'll be very very very very very helpful to the overall case silence.
Definitely the rubber bolts for all fans. Fan gaskets for some fans; the trouble with them is they add thickness and tighten up the grip of the rubber bolts. The looseness is part of what causes vibrations not to be transmitted.

I use fan gaskets where the fan must be held tightly onto something, as on a heatsink. I may use a fan gasket on my sidewall fan, since I may attach an external filter there. No getting around screws in that situation, so in goes the fan gasket.
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So a few weeks back, one of the LED's on my side fan went out. Said fan was also off balance a bit. I just got around to contacting NZXT about a week ago, to see if something so trivial was covered in the warranty. All they needed was an email with a copy of my Newegg invoice attached, and a new fan was being shipped to me at their expense within a couple of days. I was impressed with the friendliness and efficiency of their CS department, for sure.

Fast-forward to Wednesday, and I get a package. All I'm expecting is the fan, but this looks too big, so I open it immediately to find out why...this is why:



They not only sent me a replacement fan, but an extra 120mm blue LED fan and a 140mm non-LED fan! That's ~$20 worth of free merchandise, just because they were feeling nice! If their CS department is always that good, they've made a repeat customer out of me for sure.
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That's the kind of company I would want to be doing business with.
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Well, I'm certainly going to buy the M59 this weekend - no doubt about that - but I'm already trying to figure out where I'll be placing my fans to create positive air pressure in the case so dust won't be as much a problem for me this time around.

First off, the rear exhaust fan will be thrown onto my heatsink for a push-pull configuration, and the side fan will stay as is (both fans are rated at 42CFM). In the rear exhaust fan's place, I will put a spare 80mm fan there that can be set to move 20/26/34 CFM of air. For the top exhaust fans I will be using these Cooler Master fans, rated at about 70CFM.

The only intake fan I'm certain of having is the 42CFM side fan that comes with the case. The only way I can have a positive air pressure case with all of the above fans in their place is by getting this Scythe fan for the front intake, rated at 133CFM. There are two main concerns for me, however:
  1. I know the specs say that fan is rated at 46dBA, but how loud is that really? What does that noise level compare to? A loud video card?
  2. The fan is 38mm thick, is that too big for a front intake for this case? Googled it right quick, and apparently you can.
If I decide I'm not going to buy that Scythe fan for whatever reason, I could go with this one, only I'd have to remove my rear exhaust fan in order for the case to have positive air pressure.

Anyway, feel free to give me any kind of feedback on this, it would be much appreciated!!!!!!!
 
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