Enermax Uber Chakra ATX Full TowerMakaveli - April 18, 2007
When I first took out the case from the box and removed it from the plastic, I was speechless. I was looking at the side of the case and I saw the biggest fan that I have ever seen in a computer case. I later found out that it is a 250mm (25cm) fan! The huge Enermax logo on the side isn’t too cool to me, but it’s not too bad.
The other side of the case is aluminum. Feeling around the case, I noticed that both sides and the silver columns in the front are aluminum and the rest of the case is steel.
The back shows you that you’ll be able to use 7 PCI devices with this case. I also like how Enermax gives you a place to put an optional exhaust fan. It looks as if they don’t include a fan to go there, but we won’t know until we open the case up. Once the side is off, you’ll see the steel frame that is going to hold your motherboard and house all of your components.
The front of the case shows five 5.25” slots and two 3.5” bays; all are plastic mesh. Below the bays is a neat shape containing the Chakra logo. The silver columns are brushed aluminum and the rest of the front panel is very sturdy plastic. When you remove the front panel, you’ll see the steel frame of the case and a tool-less 120mm fan on the bottom.
The tool-less 120mm fan pops out with ease and once it’s out, you’ll notice the fan filter on the steel frame.
The top of the case houses the e-SATA, audio, microphone, and USB ports, as well as the reset and power switches. As you can see, mine is a little scratched up and has some air bubbles. I think the scuff marks on the top look cool because it gives the case kind of a ‘tough’ look.