Chieftec AEGIS Full Tower ReviewPropane - February 1, 2009
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The outside of the case has a pretty solid feel to it, but the inside is the most important aspect of a case. This case doesn't have a lot of flashy features, but sometimes all you want is a simple solution. As with most cases, you can see the plate where the motherboard will be installed very easily. Chieftec has made sure that just about all form factors are covered with the amount of holes in the motherboard tray.
There are also plenty of drive bays and they are all screwless. Instead of having threaded screws, the brackets use a knurled finish to keep the brackets securely on the drives before you install them into the drive bays. Whatever works, right?
In addition to having screwless drive bays, the AEGIS also as a screwless expansion bay. This allows you to just place the cards in and then push down the metal bracket that is over the slots, securing your cards in place. With this in mind, unfortunately this system did not work with my two-slot video card. However, there are screw holes so you can secure your cards the traditional way as well.