Date: August 14th, 2002.
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ExoticPC
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PRODUCT FEATURES (cont'd)
For such an inexpensive designer case, you have allot of room to install all those extra SCSI drives or that raid array. Try 4- 5 1/4" bays, 1- external 3.5" bay, and 4 internal 3.5" bays. Not bad, not bad at all.
Now seeing that I am indeed a case modder in moderation (does that make sense , ha!), I found a nice place to possible incorporate a 80mm, 92mm or even a 120mm top blowhole exhaust. It really depends on the physical size of your power supply to what size of fan will fit. Mind you, even the 80mm fans are putting out 84cfm now, Whaaa!
All that has to be done is install you motherboard and peripherals and enjoy the case. This is quite a large case and as you see, the top two 51/4" bays will not interfere or bump into the motherboard, I hate when that happens and I have to install my CD-burner two slots down just to fit >=(. Mind you, I know that I am using a micro-ATX motherboard for the test, but there still will be allot of room if a normal motherboard is installed.
CONCLUSION & AFTERTHOUGHTS
My closing thoughts would be to say that this is a very well-rounded case with allot of features and perks that are only found in the $150+USD case genre. Adequate cooling, internal temperature probe, lots of expansion space, stylish looks, and internal drive bay covers make this a great deal!! Say you want to make it even more stylish and would like a side window. ExoticPC can update you side door to a windowed variety for only $24.95!! Great Deal!! Although the ventilation is unique with it's turbo fan setting, it would be nice to have some more air flow (looks at dremel), but I am going to pop a 50cfm 92mm blowhole on and see how she looks ;). Nice case guys, if you are looking for an upgrade, I don't think you could go wrong with this one. And be creative and MOD it up a bit!!
Just look at what this case looks like with a side window!!
- Great looks
- Internal drive bay covers
- Internal temperature probe
- Turbo Fan setting
- Lots of expansion room
- needs better ventilation
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