Aspire SX1000 Aluminum Case Review

Bosco - 2007-01-29 14:34:06 in Cases
Category: Cases
Reviewed by: Bosco   
Reviewed on: August 11, 2002
GF City Computers
Price: $160 USD

Introduction

Today we will look at SX1000 Aluminum case, made by Aspire. There are three things I look for in a case that I will be using. The first thing is the height, is there enough room for me to work inside it? Second thing that is really important to me is the amount of fans that can be put into it, cooling is very important to me. The last thing that I want to see is a window, I want to see that everything is working and I like to show off what I have. Does the SX1000 have all that? Well let’s see.

Closer Look

Nice to see a window almost as big as the whole side of the case.

Features

  • Light Weight Heavy Duty Aluminum Case
  • Slide Handle
  • Side Panel w/See-Through Window
  • Lockable Front and Side Panels
  • Sliding, External Drive Assembly
  • Tool-Free Internal Drive Bays
  • 4) 5.25" External Bays
  • 2) 3.5" External Bays
  • 4) 3.5" Internal Bays
  • 2) 80mm Rear Exhaust Fans Automatic Temperature Controlled Fans
  • 2) Extra slots for 80mm Cooling Fans
  • Closer Look:

    Nothing special about the box.

    This case is similar to other cases with this design; the color is what got me. My wife likes it and she wants to put lights in it and all.

    I like being able to lock the computer from being turned on, or opened up. Guys if the wife is looking to spend time with you on LAN party weekend, hide your keys :)

    Look at the size of that window, bragging rights here for sure. I love calling my friends over and saying look what I got. :)

    These two pics you can see, that you can add 80mm fans if you want to or need to. Better to have more cooling then not enough. (especially if you over clock) :)

    Closer Look (Continued)

    Lots of rails for your CDROM, DVD or Burners.

    Gotta like that click release option.

    Removable drive bays. No screws gotta like that, hate finding that screw driver :)

    Clear fans! Finally I was getting sick of those plain black ones. Man are they quiet, can't even hear them.

    Well everything looks good. Time to put the computer together and see how it looks.

    Well so far so good, love that red board on silver looks really good. Lots of room for the heatsink, powersupply is far enough away. No slideout motherboard but I didn't really need it, there is plenty of room to work.

    Well almost done. I know what you are gonna say, why doesn't he have rounded cables? Their on order, not to common here yet. I found a few sharp edges but I have yet to see the perfect case.

    Now I guess the next job would be paint the DVD player and floppy green.

    Well everything looks good from the back.

    Well finally finished! It was very easy to install everything, only took me about 25mins. I personally think it looks decent, rounded cables and a couple have lights would make it complete. Thumbscrews came with the case but I didn't use them because of the slide handle. The front bezel can come off really easy if you need it to.

    Conclusion

    This case rocks! No problems with it at all, except maybe the color but with a few lights who cares.:) This is my first aluminum case and I am very happy with it. Fans included was a bonus for me as well the window. If you want a good case that looks good and is easy to install hardware into, this would be a case that I would recommend to anyone.

    Pros

  • Aluminum
  • Lots Of Room Inside
  • Window
  • Clear Case Fans
  • Lockable Front and Side Panels
  • Cons

  • Pricey

  • No Power Supply
  • Sharp edges
  • No slideout motherboard tray