Date: July 27th, 2006
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sansun
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PRODUCT PICTORAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
Moving around to the backside, you'll find the usual complement of PCI slots, PSU opening, and a single 120mm fan vent. Note the upside-down arrangement.
Removing the side panel reveals the reason for that big vent. Sansun includes a simply massive 250mm fan. Impressive, to say the least. You can also see the drive cage for the 5.25” bays that line the front of the case.
As you look around the inside, you find that Sansun has also included a 120mm fan in the rear. Nice touch. You'll also note the upside-down ATX design, which has become very popular these days.
Now that we've gone over the basic construction of the Galaxy, let's start installing some gear.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Given the interesting design of the Galaxy, I was eager to start building up this case. My eagerness quickly turned to dismay, though, and equally quickly to frustration.
To start with, there were no instructions included with the case. None. Not even a photocopied sheet with rudimentary parts labeling. If this were a standard case, this would not really be an issue, but given the complexity of the door with its fans and display, it was highly disappointing.
*Editor's Addition: I have been told there will be a manual with the retail box product..*
The case panel is held on by two plastic latches. Pushing the latch up or down locks or unlocks the door. After a brief moment of confusion, I found that to remove the door, you push the top latch downwards, and the bottom latch upwards. Once the latches are unlocked, the lone removable case panel.
Yes, you read that right. Only one side of the case is removable. The other side of the and top of the case are one piece, and firmly riveted in place. No behind-the-mobo tray wiring here. Or, for that matter, easy securing of drives. More on that later.