Date: September 10th, 2003.
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: CASE4U
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PRODUCT FEATURES & PICTORIAL (cont'd)
A very interesting feature.
A the very bottom of the front panel, you will notice a very small black stud. The stud is the emitter for the Anion Air Purifier. Some scientist's think that this type of air purifier helps keep your workplace cleaner and healthier by reducing the amount of airborne particulate you breathe in. Here is a small run down for clarification.
What is ionic (aka anion) technology? How does it work?
Most airborne particles like pollen, dust, and smoke carry a positive electrical charge. ION air purifiers uses electrodes to emit millions of negatively charged ions. The useful thing about negative ions is that it is attracted like magnets toward the airborne pollutants. These offensive elements are now heavier, and therefore sink faster. They settle to the floor where the particles can be removed through vacuuming.
Hey, anything to make your workplace healthier is a plus in my books. Or maybe us geeks just keep to unhook and go outside and get some fresh air. Meh, who knows.
Turning our attention to the rear of the case, you will see that everything is pretty standard. One thing to note is that you will have to use a micro-ATX power supply for this case and they are available up to ~250watts.
The motherboard area is pretty roomy for a small case and installation of a micro or mini-itx motherboard should not be a problem. The case can handle up to four PC add-on cards through the rear bays.
The case comes complete with one 60mm rear exhaust fan. Although small, putting the fan through the hand test put it in the range of 20-25cfm of exhaust airflow.