Sunbeam Quarterback Reviewgotdamojo06 - April 20, 2008
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When you take the protective plastic off of the Sunbeam Quarterback, you can see that the case is constructed to be very simple by not having too many things going on and just colored using two very simple colors, black and silver, which go very well together. When taking a look at the rear of the Quarterback, you are able to see that it has been constructed like many other cases out on the market. There are the expansion slots at the bottom, while at the top there is the designated place for the power supply and right under this by the rear IO panel is the 120mm fan blowing warm air out of the case. On the main side of the case there is a clear window, which has a single 120mm fan on it, that allows you to see the innards of the system you build in the Quarterback. The fourth side of the case is very simple and plain, which is very common between all cases.
The first part of the case that I am going to take a look at is the front/side IO panel installed on the Quarterback. The IO panel has just the bare minimum of ports that are used by consumers nowadays; there are two USB 2.0 ports, a headphone port, as well as a port that you are able to plug your microphone into. There is a spot for a 1394 (Firewire) port, however this option was not installed on this particular case. These ports can come in handy, and the placement of them on this case is very helpful by not taking away any of the cosmetic look by being on the "hidden" side of the case. On the front of the Quarterback there is a silver "door" that you are able to open up to expose all of the drive bays and have access to them for the installation of any drives you may have.
Now that we know how the case is built and set up, we should take a look at what makes this thing tick. I am very interested to take a look at the Core-Fan technology that Sunbeam has incorporated into the Quarterback case.