Date: October 6th, 2005
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product Submitted by: MGE
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH AND PICTORIAL (cont'd)
In lieu of a transparent window, XG has chosen a perforated plastic material.
The rear of the Ninja 2 is about what you'd expect to find in a case in this price range. The aforementioned 92mm fan slot has a domed and airflow-restrictive design, and the seven expansion slots have non-replaceable knockouts (one block-off plate is included with the hardware, however). The 400 watt PSU comes installed, and I'll discuss it later.
The right side is unremarkable, with the exception of….
….the side I/O ports. The customary USB, audio and Firewire ports live near the bottom of the plastic front bezel.
I managed to snap this picture of my assistant sneering at the lack of protective feet on the case bottom. While the stamped “feet” are smooth enough, I wouldn't care to place this case on my desk. At the far right you can see a cutout on the bezel that provides air to the front fan.
Removing and replacing the side panels requires a little finesse, particularly when the chassis is in the upright position. Opening this case more than a few times could become tedious. With the side panel removed, you can see a basic layout with room for plenty of devices. However,….