Does anyone remember the 1984 movie “2010: The Year We Make Contact”? It was the sequel to “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In a nutshell, the government sends out an expedition to find out what happened to the crew that disappeared in the first movie, and also to investigate the appearance of a giant black monolith that has appeared in Jupiter’s orbit.
Why do I mention this movie? Partly because it is now the year 2010, and I find it interesting when science-fiction movies catch up to the year they’re supposed to portray, but also because I think the NZXT M59 mid-tower case somewhat resembles a black monolith. There are many different possibilities for what the monolith symbolizes, and in this case, the symbols are strength and solidity.
Although I may not be a government scientist, I am tasked with investigating this miniature monolith, known as the NZXT M59 mid-tower case, so I’m officially classifying myself as H.A.L., the Hardware Analysis Liaison. The NZXT M59 case is black, solid and, following in the tradition of NZXT cases, it has a characteristic profile that could only be described as monolithic.