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Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Moneual
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)



With the side panel off, we can get a look at the interior. As we'll see, while the interior seems cramped, the removable drive housing will open up the case for installation. The bottom of the case features four rubber feet, but is otherwise unremarkable. Four plastic tabs secure the front panel to the chassis, but it really shouldn't need to come off to get the hardware installed. The 60X25mm exhaust fan is a sleeve bearing, 2000 RPM unit from Super Fan, but I couldn't find any other useful information about it. The PSU looks like an ordinary mATX unit with n extra housing grafted onto it. We'll go over the cabling in a bit, but…



…Moneual includes a specialized Logisys power supply with the Sonamu. Logisys doesn't have what you would call a sterling reputation in the PC aftermarket, and the label information is a bit unusual. For example, the listed input voltage and frequency is clearly not suited for use in the United States (or any other country with 120V-60HZ power convention,) and while the PSU is listed in the case literature with a capacity of 350W, the label would suggest that users try to stay below the 250W total average output. Considering the intended use of the case, the latter concern shouldn't really be an issue, providing the user doesn't overload the PSU with power hungry components. However, I would expect Moneual to provide a high efficiency power supply in a chassis like this, and this Logisys unit clearly won't even meet 80+ requirements.



The PSU connectors are a mixed bag as well. There are four 4-pin Molex connectors, but only a single SATA power connector, requiring adapters to install more than one SATA device. The 20/24-pin main power and 4-pin auxiliary power connectors are adequate for its intended purpose, and the PSU will support a floppy drive, if needed. The single SATA connector is another strike against the included power supply.



Aside from the normal cabling, there are a pair of cables that come from the power saving module. The twisted black and yellow cable plugs into a 4-pin Molex from the PSU and the gray 2-wire cable runs to the front panel switch to provide the advertised power saving functionality…

 

 


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