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Kingwin KT-436B-WM Pre-Modded computer case review

Former staff writer    -   August 22, 2002


In-depth Look





There are four 80mm fans that are included with the Kingwin case. All four fans have gold finger guards. There are two fans located on the lower front of the case and two mounted on the motherboard tray. Each pair of fans is wired together into a single molex connector. The only thing I don't like about the fans is that they are attached to the case with plastic rivets.





The wire coming from the front panel are routed along the bottom of the case. Two USB, two audio cables and firewire cable pass out the back of the case through a slot cover with a hole in it. The LED, Power button, rest button and speaker are all made into one cable that runs to the motherboard. Two of the USB ports on the front also run to the motherboard. Both of the cables that run to the motherboard have quick disconnects built into them. This allows you to remove the motherboard tray and leave the front panel cables plugged into the motherboard.





Moving toward the rear of the case. There is a cutout for the power supply up top and the removable motherboard tray below it. To remove the motherboard tray there are four thumb screws. Two at the top and Two at the bottom. Remove the thumb screws and the motherboard tray will slide right out.



The removable motherboard tray in all its glory. This is most likely one of the best features of any case. It allows you to work on your motherboard outside the case. On the motherboard tray you have 7 expansion slots. Each expansion card is held in place with a thumb screw. In the pic above you can also see the single power cable for both fans. The removable motherboard tray supports standard ATX size motherboards and is Pentium IV compliant.



The Kingwin case also includes a plethora of accessories. Some of this includes 13-motherboard stand-offs, 48-short silver screws, 4-long silver screws, 28-black screws, 4-jumper caps, 1-slot cover with hole in it, 5-wire ties and 4-thumb screws for your power supply.




Conclusion

Love It!!! With amazing looks and ease of use, this case from Kingwin aims to please. Some internal lighting is the only addition that needs to be made. As for the big thumb screws on the front of the case that hold the front panel on, I could take them or leave them. While they look good and serve a purpose, they beg to be played with. I've noticed that they are the first thing people touch when the see this case. No problems though, it's still great!


Thanks to Kingwin.com for providing this to us, to review!


Pros:
  • Fantastic Looks
  • Removable Motherboard Tray
  • 6 internal 3-1/2' Drive Bays

Cons:
  • Case fans mounted with plastic rivets
  • Big thumb screws on front of case (read above)



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