Date: January 28th, 2004
Article by: Roger (Hardware
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Athenatech
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & PICTORIAL (cont'd)
The side (or top depending on case orientation) panel
has a small, tinted window with the word Shock embossed into it. Personally
I would have preferred a blank window, however a cold cathode light
will still add some flair to the case.
The A106 also has a very stylish LCD display which detects
the temperature for your CPU, SYS and HDD. It also as an auto-adjustable
fan speed function with six levels. An alarm sounds if the temperature
climbs too high. The LCD also has a time display.
There are a number of cables which need to be connected
in this case. There are the obvious USB and audio cables…
.. as well as power cables for the CPU, SYS and HDD fans.
This allows the system to control the fans' speed based on the components
And then there are the temperature probes to place in
your system to monitor the heat.
The front audio connectors attach directly to the motherboard,
which is fantastic. It is a much better solution than having to snake
a cable through a rear expansion slot, and it also means that your rear
audio ports are still open so that you can hook up your speakers without
needing a Y adapter.