Bgears b-Envi MicroATX Case ReviewMakaveli - May 1, 2008
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The Bgears b-Envi MicroATX was extremely fun to test because it kept surprising me with it's features. First of all, how cool is it to have LED touch buttons for your front panel? They are responsive buttons that beep when you touch them so that you know that the touch was registered. Also, the buttons are lockable so that you don't accidentally hit one of the buttons and turn off your computer by mistake. The case only weighs eight pounds before you put the components inside of it, and even after the components are installed, this case is still rather light. I will definitely be bringing this case to LAN parties. Having windows on both sides of the case is unique and I like them a lot, because it allows me to monitor my case and admire how neatly organized the cables are inside of the case. This case has good airflow and heat is able to disperse well, but this case didn't improve my temperatures very much, as expected. At least this case had better temperatures, for the most part, than the Antec Fusion 430 case. There are only two cons that I can think of for this case. One is the fact that you will not be able to fit most after market heatsinks on your CPU. This should be obvious to see given the size of the case, but I always like to mention it because I know that most of us enthusiasts have lots of after market heatsinks laying around. Another con that I found was that this case is fairly loud. It's not annoyingly loud, but it is noticeable, and I think this is due to the fact that the case has vents on almost every panel, allowing the sound to breach through them. If you're looking for a sleek MicroATX case that will impress your friends, provide great airflow, is lightweight, and you don't mind hearing your CPU heatsink's fan, do yourself a favor and pick up the Bgears b-Envi MicroATX case - you won't regret it!
- LED Touch Buttons
- Sleek Looking
- Windows On Either Side
- After market CPU heatsinks may not fit
- Noise (Not the quietest MicroATX case that I've used)