Author: Greg Baden
“As with all of NZXT’s cases, Lexa S is designed for enhanced airflow with capability for 5 fans including 120mm fans on the front, side, and exhaust with a 140 mm fan on top. NZXT includes the side, rear, top, and front fans along with a fan controller that controls dual intakes and exhausts independently and effectively optimizes your computers performance based on your preference for pure power or whisper quiet operation.
Lexa S offers gamers sleek aesthetics with a smoked clear window and all black interior along with a 5.25″ stealth bay, turned HDD cage, and punched holes in the motherboard which makes for a cleaner look and gives enthusiasts a solution for superior cable management. Additional features include a bracket for two Solid State Drives.”
The NZXT Lexa S has a sleek black design all around, including the inside, and the side panel window. The design slightly resembles the curvature of the original Lexa, but apart from that there aren’t many similarities between the Lexa and the Lexa S.
The front panel of the case is covered with high gloss, plastic curved door. The door covers almost the entire front panel with a short point ending the bottom of the door, about 3 inches from the base.
Opening the door reveals four external 5.25” bays and a single 3.5” external bay. The power button sits on the left side of the 3.5” bay where the reset button is on the right side. Below the bays are two fan controllers labeled “I” and “II”.
The left side panel on the Lexa S has a smoked window which gives the case an even darker color. The trapezoidal shaped window has a .5” raised edge to give the panel more style. The white 120mm fan is visible through the black mesh in a circular hole cut into the window.
The quick access ports are found on the same side as the window panel which includes two USB, audio/mic jacks and an eSATA port. Another white bladed fan, 140mm in size, is found on top of the case. Two 140mm/120mm fans can be installed on the top of the case.
The black color still follows us to the back of the case, which has the typical motherboard I/O, power supply slot, expansion slots and 120mm fan. The only thing really different here is the water cooling holes are all the way at the top of the case, rather than near the bottom.
Two thumbscrews hold each side panel to the case.