Date: February 19th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Thermaltake calls the Lanbox a “gaming cube,” but it's not really a cube. Technically, it's a rectangular parallelepiped, but gaming cube sounds much better. It's a modular, all aluminum case with side windows and some very nice features and options. For the metrically challenged, it measures 11.8x16.9x11 inches and weighs a measly 9.25 pounds empty. Although the die cast aluminum handle accounts for almost two pounds of the Lanbox's weight, it's well worth it, as we'll see later. This chassis accepts micro ATX and mini ITX motherboards and comes with three quiet cooling fans installed. While mATX boards were often scoffed at by gamers in the past, some very capable examples can now be found in the marketplace and can provide the foundation for an excellent gaming rig.
The box has a handle, too! Inside, the Lanbox is covered in a soft woven bag sandwiched between two Styrofoam blocks that allowed the case to arrive in pristine condition.
Plastic sheeting protects both side windows, and blue plastic zip bag contains the manual, a polishing cloth, a plastic standoff, a bag of hardware, a plastic grommet strip and an aluminum bracket for ODD installation (more on this later.)