Date: August 14th, 2002.
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ExoticPC
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Photos, photos, photos!! They mean more than a whole book of text...
Nice looking case eh? I found the looks to remind me somewhat of a corporate executive system case (secretary not included).
Now, one of the distinguishing features of this case it's built in temperature probe, both practical and unique. Add in the fact that if you hit the turbo button also included and the fans kick themselves into turbo mode and give you that needed boost in cooling airflow.
Also included in the front of the case is the front mounted firewire and usb transfer connectors. A great feature, especially if you are one of those hardware reviewers who hook their digital cameras up all the time to download great photos ;).
Another very stylish characteristic of this case is the CD drive bay covers which hide your "ugly" bland beige cd-rom drives and only allow them to rear their distasteful heads when needed.
Moving to the back of the case, you will notice a very clean exterior with a lack of those vent holes next to the pci/agp slots which interrupt the case airflow.
Mmmmmmm. Thumb screws, LOVE them!! If a case does not come with them from the factory, do NOT buy the case. It is a sign of a really "CHEAP" manufacturer.
With the side exposed, you will be exposed to a rather spacious case with everything you need. Unfortunately there is no removable motherboard tray, but in my mind, if you don't swap out motherboards all the time, you won't miss it at all.
Here is the 80mm rear and front ventilation fans. I think by testing that the airflow at turbo mode is about 30-35cfm and the normal setting is at about ~20-25cfm per fan.