Cooler Master CMedia 282 Case Reviewccokeman - September 24, 2007
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The chassis is all steel with the exception of the front bezel, which is both brushed anodized aluminum on the doors, and black ABS plastic on the rounded features. The rest of the case panels are painted a textured matte black that meshes well with just about any entertainment center. The left side of the case has four rubber plugs that hide threaded holes so that if the conversion to a desktop style case is done the legs can be mounted here. Ventilation is accomplished via four 120mm fans.
The top side of the case utilizes one 120mm fan for cooling purposes. The power supply is mounted underneath this opening, and is supposed to be oriented so that it pulls air from outside the enclosure to cool down the unit. The bottom of the case features the rubber bottomed feet that can be mounted onto the side panel if the orientation of the case is changed.
The front of the case features three swing open doors to hide the peripheral connections as well as the optical drives. The middle door hides the location that can be used for either a floppy drive or a multi card reader. The company includes an L.E.D. panel on the front to monitor the functions of the computer when set up.
The doors use a push-to-lock type latch to secure the doors. Push it in to latch, then push in again to unlatch the doors. This feature works quite well and requires just a light touch to operate.
Now that we have seen the outside of the enclosure, let's take a look at the innards.