Date: December 19th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: In Win
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Black plastic grooves cover the top of the case. The interesting thing about all Alpha 360's is the use of all plastic panels covering a steel chassis, something not typically seen on cases made today.
Continuing with the diverse nature of this case is the presence of a rear bezel, giving it a very clean look. A button located at the top is pressed in to release the plastic covering…
…and here we have the PSU opening, I/O shield, 92mm exhaust fan, and four expansion card slots. This bezel must be removed in order to release the side panel, which is done by pressing in the black button located just beneath the PSU.
Taking a look inside shows room for two 5 ¼ drives and one 3 ½ drive. Neither of these drive installs require tools, although hard drives will require some screws in order to be secured. Below the hard drive cage is a yellow latch that releases the front bezel.
At the back of the case is another shot of the 92mm exhaust fan and expansion card slots. A single latch secures the cards, or alternatively the conventional method of using screws can be used. The two brackets on either side of the fan are for the CPU air duct, which we'll get a closer look at once the motherboard is installed.