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Chieftec AEGIS Full Tower Review

Propane    -   February 1, 2009
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Conclusion:

Pretty much all cases out there have at least one up side to them; they hold all your components. Luckily, the Chieftec AEGIS does that well. While it does add several additional perks, like the ability to easily swap hard drives and expansion cards with the screwless design, or the ability to hold CDs or DVDs on the front of the chassis behind one of the swing-open doors, it is definitely not a case I would mark as an enthusiast case, at least not as delivered. The lack of pre-installed fans and the lack of several features seen on other cases, such as bottom-mounted PSU slots or removable motherboard trays, really leaves this case in the workstation or entry-level market. Another market this case might fit into, however, is the extreme modding market. Since the case ships close to bare bones, it would be easier to make this case into what you want it to be (if you have the time required to undertake such a task). Another downside to the case is that sound from all the devices were easily heard (the seeking of the hard drives, for example), but if you add additional fans, these sounds should be much less pronounced and the cooling would improve drastically. The AEGIS Full Tower would be an excellent choice for someone looking to spice up their desk area or someone who wants to do some full-out modding, but for overclockers, plan on adding some fans to your build budget to get the most from this case.

 

Pros:

  • Lots of drive bays
  • Lots of empty fan slots
  • Screwless design
  • Passive cooling
  • Potential

 

Cons:

  • No fans included
  • Screwless design for expansion cards might not work with some cards
  • Noisy

 

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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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