Date: December 15th, 2004
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor)
Product Submitted by: Athenatech
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The Athenatech A605 comes in black with a choice of five accent colors. The case material is all steel with the exception of the plastic front bezel.
The case arrived double-boxed and in perfect condition. As you will see, the case sent for review is blue and has no side window. The Athenatech website claims that a windowed side panel is available, but I've not seen one.
After carefully removing the case from its packaging, I always take a close look to make sure there is no damage and to see that all parts and accessories are present.
Inside the case you'll find a cardboard box containing the following:
1) Power cord
2) Padlock tab for rear of case
3) Ferrite ring (Haven't seen these in a while. Supposed to mitigate RF interference when looped into the front panel wires.)
4) Motherboard standoffs, screws and other hardware
5) Plastic case feet
There is also a diagram for front panel and audio connections. Nothing outstanding, but a fairly complete package, as one would expect from a case in this price range. Let's take a closer look and see what, if anything sets this case apart from the rest in its class.