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Compxpert    -   May 3, 2010
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Closer Look:

So, what's under the bag?  The first impression is a lot.  I can tell this case has some potential, just by looking at the side panel. No, I'm not just talking about the large 220mm fan.  I'm also speaking of the little black rubber holes around it, which hold screws for up to six 120mm fans. That is quite a capability not seen on many cases. On the top of the case, we have one 120mm exhaust fan and what appears to be front panel connections on the top panel.  There is room enough up here for a dual 120mm radiator, should water cooling be considered. The front, especially from this angle, looks imposing. With connections that usually are on the front panel on top, we leave the front to only sport external 5.25" and 3.5" bays. Here, we have a closer look at what is on the top. We have a Power LED, HDD activity indicator LED, Power and Reset switches, and a variety of connections. Dual e-SATA is something I can't say I've seen in any setup for front panel connections. Also not commonly there is the IEEE 1394A port. Four USB connections are available.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving on to the back, we can see we have eight expansion slots available instead of the usual seven seen in most setups. We also are shown our other fan. There is nothing much to see on the next side of the case, really. However, we do have nice feet, which can be turned and moved to point outward. The big fan on the side also has a switch with it which turns the fans blue LEDs on or off.

 

 

 

What is particularly interesting about the back of the case, besides having eight expansion slots? The water cooling capable holes. Included here are four holes fitted with grommets.

 

If it has this much outside, imagine what is on the inside.




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