Date: February 10th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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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 hefty 16.5 pounds empty, a few pounds heavier than its aluminum sibling. 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 that can provide the foundation for an excellent gaming rig with multi GPU capability and excellent overclocking potential.
The box has a handle, too! Inside, the Lanbox is covered in a soft woven micro-fiber 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.