Article Author :Matt Jason H Date : 15th Feb 2004 Comments :
Installing the components was as straightforward as in most cases, and apart from needing longer screws (which were included) to fix some of the components to the thick plastic, the fittings were the same. As mentioned on the last page, we were a little concerned about the lack of a PSU shelf, as you can see from the picture, this lets the PSU sag a little over the motherboard. Although this looks a bit risky it felt secure and we found that using washers with the screws helped to spread the load and support the PSU better.
The PSU was a bit crooked without washers
In total we had to remove (and replace) 24 screws from the case to fit our equipment, (PSU, HDD, Floppy Drive, CD Drive and Motherboard), because of this the installation took a little longer than a standard case, but was a breeze otherwise.
The fans that come with the case functioned well, they gave good overall airflow and aren't to loud, especially considering there are so many. The same could not be said for the vents we mentioned earlier though, opening and closing the vents gave no detectable increase in airflow or decrease in temperature.
The fans performed well and looked good
The case looked especially good in the dark
Due to its faults, and the fact that it's largely pre-customised, this case isn't going to appeal to the more hard-core user or modder looking for a high quality case with all the latest trimmings. However for someone looking for something a little different for their PC and not wanting to spend too much money (or time) getting it, it's ideal (at the time of writing, the case costs £58.99).