Enermax Uber Chakra ATX Full TowerMakaveli - April 18, 2007
When I first opened the case to look inside, I looked to see if it had a removable motherboard tray – it didn’t. I have never used one so I don’t know how helpful it is to have. I also love how the hidden drive bay is facing towards you when you look in, because I hate reaching around to put hard drives into their bays. You can fit up to 6 hard drives in this hard drive rack.
The white box in the hard drive rack contains the instructions, rails for your bay devices, and a bag of screws and motherboard standoffs.
The instructions are very brief and would be a nightmare for a first time builder, because there are no instructions for how and where to place the motherboard standoffs. They don’t even show you how to install the power supply.
The PCI slots on the left side of the case have a cool locking device. Basically, you pull up and out to release the lock, so that you can install or uninstall your PCI cards. The picture on the left shows the device in lock mode.
The 5.25” & 3.5” drive bays aren’t anything too special. I love the rails that run across the case, because you can hide wires behind them with ease.
The next thing that caught my eye, were the cables that are being held together by a cable tie, that goes through a plastic loop glued to the top of the case. I cut the cable tie because I want to try to do some cable management and having your cables dangle in the middle of the case isn’t a good start.
The cables are connected to the front panel’s USB ports, audio ports, as well as the power and reset switches.
The side panel door comes off by unscrewing the big thumbscrews on the outside of the case and then pulling the panel towards the front of the case.
The fan is very cool in the sense that you can change the direction of its airflow, simply by flipping a switch and also, that you can turn the blue LEDs in the fan on or off. The picture on the left displays the switch that users can have the fan blowing out of the case, into the case, or not blowing at all.
The last thing I want to show you are the feet of the case. You can turn the feet 90 or 45 degrees outwards to improve the stability of the case.