Cooler Master CMedia 282 Case Reviewccokeman - September 24, 2007
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Working Components (Tower Conversion):
One of the features of this case is the ability to convert it from a tower (pedestal) to a desktop style enclosure. We will take a look at what is required to make that conversion from tower to desktop.
So what does it really take to make the transition? Not a whole lot, actually. Cooler Master has made the process pretty darn simple. The first thing to do is take the legs off of the bottom of the case, and cover the holes with the plugs that are in the similar holes on the side/bottom of the case. Once the legs are removed from the bottom of the case, install them on the panel that becomes the bottom of the enclosure in the desktop configuration.
The second thing to do is to remove the front panel. It is held on by four clips along the edge of the front bezel. Simply push up, and pull the bezel forward to remove it. The lower edge is hinged to help the process along by allowing the bezel to swing away easily.
Once the front bezel is down, the rear of the LCD display and all of the front panel connections are now visible. The front bezel has two removable panels to allow them to be rotated 90 degrees and put back into place. The front panels are held in by a molded clip cast into the removable panels. Reinstalling the panels takes just a gentle push to put them back into place. Once done, it's on to the next stage.
The last bit of business before clipping the bezel back into place, is to rotate the optical drive bay support bracket. It rotates 90 degrees to put it into position for either the tower, or desktop configuration.
Once the support bracket is installed into the correct configuration for the orientation of the enclosure, the bezel can be reinstalled so that the hardware can be installed.