MNPCTech SC135 Pre-Modded Case ReviewFormer staff writer - April 13, 2004
About the only thing missing internally is a removable mobo tray, but there�s plenty of room to work with inside the case. The front USB and audio ports can be connected two different ways to the mother board. The only problem with two connection options will be wire management.
To install any optical drives you have to remove the front bezel. Luckily on the SC135 there are 2 push tabs on the bottom of the front bezel making for easy removal. Behind the bezel we see another 120mm fan.
The floppy and hard drive cages are removable giving you more room to work in the case. Also included are rubber grommets on the hard drive rack to reduce noise from vibration.
Inside the Case you will find all the mounting hardware needed for installation. The only problem I have with the included hardware as it only has rails to install two drives in the four 5.25� bays. Also there were only ten hard drive screws; if you needed all five 3.5� hard drives in the hard drive bay you would have to use two screws per drive. This is not MNPCTech fault as this is the hardware supplied with the stock case.
One of the first mods you will notice on the SC-135 is the front grill. The center of the stock plastic grill was removed and modders mesh was added. The mesh is shaped like a honey comb offering improved air flow.
You won�t have any worries about the handles coming off during transporting the SC135. To attach the handles MNPCTech used 10 machine screws. The handles are so strong you can hold the case with everything installed at a 90 degree angle.