Maxcube Amoris 6010 ReviewCompxpert - July 1, 2009
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There is plenty more to be said about this case. Taking a closer look, you'll notice that rather than a side panel window made of plexiglass or lexan, there is a window made of a mesh metal. Although this would result in letting a little more dust into your case, it probably isn't more dust than any other case lets in. Although the whole case is of an aluminum construction, both the front panel doors and the I/O panel on top are furnished with a more refined polished aluminum surface, while the rest of the case is a plain black aluminum surface. The feet on this case are bigger than any I have ever seen, so I doubt this case will ever fall over or start walking away on you.
The top panel of the case features all the front I/O on the case. There lie the buttons for Power and Reset, as well as the HDD light that is built in as part of the Reset switch. Aside from those, there are a total of four USB ports, one eSATA, one audio out, and one mic out. The panel itself is raised up from the rest of the top panel and has a shiny polished surface. On the back you will find something out of the ordinary as far as most cases go. You will also find something I have yet to see implemented on any other case and that, of course, is the built in CMOS reset switch. The switch runs with a wire that, when you have read you motherboard manual on your pin layout of your CMOS reset, you can wire up so you don't need to take off the side panel to reset CMOS any more. The other thing that you don't normally find on most cases is that an I/O backplate is already provided. However, this probably isn't going to be applicable to your board, but it is a nice touch to have. As you can see, the case supports up to seven devices for expansion.
Once inside, the first thing you will notice is the card in the bottom, which is a diagram showing you how all the tooless solutions in the case work. The PCI slots, ODD, FDD, and HDD are all tooless. There are also a few places in the case that Maxcube provided to allow you to run wires and hide them. I was surprised that after every thing was installed I had a lot of room in the case between the front and the videocard. In most cases of this size, you barely have any room to get a PCI-E power connector into the card or hardly any room to plug in your SATA connections, let alone room to spare.
Well, with everything installed, let's move on to see how well she performs.