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Kingwin KT-424-BK-WM Mid Tower Aluminum Case Review

Former staff writer    -   March 8, 2004


The back of the case isn't exactly anything special. One fan hole, seven PCI slots, the motherboard I/O panel plate, a PSU hole, and two extra holes. - The extra holes are designed to allow you to pass a cable through the case to the outside without having to cut a hole yourself, or use a PCI slot. - If you are going to use the extra “cable pass holes”, you'll need a screw driver, they're not tool-less. :(



 

I have mixed feelings on the “cable pass holes”. While it's helpful and doesn't look bad, it does cause a lot of wasted space on each side of the rear fan. Had the “cable pass holes” not been where they are, the fan could have been moved closer to the PCI slots, which would have given enough room for another fan. I don't know about you, but I'd rather have two rear fans that the “cable pass holes”. Looks to me like there would be enough room above the PCI slots for the holes.


Moving to the right side of the case, we have... a side of the case. ;) Only reason I make mention of this is I'd like to point out that both sides of the case have no indentions to help with sliding out the sides. I found both sides to be extremely tight (which is good), but still a bit harder than should be to remove.


Flipping the case, we can see the nice soft plastic feet.

Now that we've seen the outside, it's time to take a look at the innards.

Running from the front panel, we have all sorts of wires. These connectors are for the USB and fire wire ports, the switches, LEDs, and the power connector supplies power to the two front fans.


Speaking of fans, the three fans included with the case are Kingwin 80mm Sleeve Bearing fans.

 

Due to the placement of the fans and the drive bays, and the fact that the drive bays are riveted in and cannot be removed, removing the two front fans is almost impossible. Not to say that it can't be done..




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