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HEC 7106BB Black 1.0mm Thickness ATX Desktop Computer Case

  • 1.0mm Thickness ATX Desktop
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 2 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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The HEC 7106BB is of great value for people who are trying to build an inexpensive system, or who want to spend more money on the inside. An array of drive bays provides plenty of room for storage. Beige white exterior adds a touch of elegance and overall quality. Side and rear vents ensure better heat dissipation. The HEC 7106BB also features strong central-bridge design. So, build your system and get back in the game with the HEC 7106BB.

  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The HEC 7106BB side and rear vents for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Great Expandability The HEC 7106BB provides usable expandability with three external 5.25" and four 3.5" drive bays (two external and two internal).

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
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  • David B.
  • 7/25/2015 6:14:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's not a bad case...for the early 2000's

Pros: Should fit everything you would need
Plenty of room to route cables
Uses ATX Power Supply (easy to get good & cheap ones)

Cons: Has room for 1 80mm front fan and 2 60mm rear fans, with no real way to mount a larger fan in any of those locations. There's tons of room where the 80mm fan mounts - a 120 should fit....except the fan grill is all the way at the bottom of the case, so a plastic "funnel" adapter won't work - not even for a 92mm fan. And even if you drilled new holes for a 120mm, the front of the case is solid so it would only suck air from an 80mm opening without the "funnel" to help it along.)
A lot of work to mount front fan (You have to remove the front bezel, which is [harder than] expected, and then unscrew a large boxy bracket to access the fan screwholes. Maybe they could have moved the bracket over a bit?)
No USB ports
It is ridiculously large
Power LED is the "old style" 3-pin connector. You could modify it or buy an adapter, but it would be nicer if the manufacturer made it like the case I bought around 2000 - have the lead come with both 2 AND 3 pin style connectors.

Other Thoughts: This thing is BIG...too big. Nobody in their right mind would put a 95W processor in this thing - the air flow is so limited you would likely run into heat issues. I bought it for a HTPC and the external drive bays are great - I have all the goodies I want (3xUSB 2.0, 1xUSB2.0 Card Reader, 2xUSB3.0,Optical Drive) AND could add a floppy! I'm running a mATX board with a 25W APU (Athlon 5350 Kabini) & an SSD, so heat shouldn't be an issue, but I wouldn't want to run anything too power-hungry.

Honestly, looking at this, with minor modifications it could make a great case. With other moderate design changes it could be a fantastic mATX case. I didn't see a single mATX Desktop/HTPC case I liked, so I went with this. I don't regret buying it, but it requires a bit of ingenuity to get a good build out of it.

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  • Noah C.
  • 5/31/2015 8:08:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsVery sturdy case.

Pros: -Very sturdy and heavy construction.
-The only desktop-oriented full ATX case you can find in 2015.
-Sufficient expandability.
-Fits big video cards.

Cons: -Not much ventilation, so if you have a very hot-running video card like a GTX 570, it will run even hotter.

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  • Susan W.
  • 9/10/2014 4:59:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat desktop case!

Pros: This case is a classic style horizontal desktop case. It is much sturdier than the typical HTPC case. If you ever used a Compaq Deskpro, this case is built like that, but without the sharp edges and nightmarish internals. It may be one of the sturdiest cases for sale here, the only thing tougher would be a huge EATX case. For this price, you won't get many cases that could take this much of a beating. It doesn't weigh too much either. If you use a typical sized CRT monitor, it will fit on top without problems, and virtually any LCD would, of course. They actually sold a beige model of this case a few years ago, but It is no longer being sold. It has excellent airflow. Even with no fans, my processor and overclocked Radeon stay just as cool as my old case that had several fans. There is an adjustable funnel that is supposed to fit over the CPU heatsink/fan. It does not fit exactly over mine, but it still works pretty well.

Since this is a horizontal desktop case, you can open up the machine without taking it off of the desk, which is a huge plus for me. You only need to remove one cover to open the whole machine to provide access to the motherboard from all angles; there are not two sides like on a typical tower case. This case is full ATX sized, but I am using a cheap MicroATX motherboard. There are markings for AT boards but I have no idea if one would fit or not.

There are no drive covers that flip down and obscure the CD drive; I find these to be ugly and useless anyway. The black front of the case matches the CD drive perfectly. The power button makes a big, satisfying click like on an old computer. The only thing better is having a flippable switch, but those haven't been on PCs since the 1980s or early 90s at latest. This case is simple and businesslike, you will see no blue LEDs or anything here.

If you want a classic-style case like they used to build, this is really the only option you can find. It is well worth the price and I will be keeping this case for any future builds. I highly recommend this case.

Cons: No headphone jack/USB AT ALL on the front. The USB isn't a problem, but I kind of wanted headphones there. You can buy add-on panels here that fit in the 3.5" drive bay that do this kind of thing. If you buy one of those it is totally worth it. You may be able to salvage something like this from an old case as well, since they all have the same front audio/USB interface. If you use a full size ATX board, you may possibly have problems with the hard drive cage. There are no tool free parts in this case and you will need a screwdriver. I put thumbscrews on the outside cover and now it is really convenient to open. The overall fit/finish is pretty cheap, but this doesn't outweigh the durability and overall good design of the case. I didn't see any kind of manual, I only saw an AutoCAD drawing of the parts with a list. It is pretty self explanatory and easy enough to put together without a manual. The only thing that really bothered me was the lack of USB/headphone jack on the front, but that can be easily taken care of.

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  • Alex M.
  • 2/10/2014 9:01:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent case for the price.

Pros: A low priced case with plenty of room for goodies. What more would a person need from a low price case intended for a budget build?

Cons: The space is slightly confined for those of us who like to have huge oversized cooling fans on the processor. Hardly a reason to dock an egg though. If the case was so much as half an inch taller, it would clear most oversized coolers for the processor.

Other Thoughts: none

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  • eric p.
  • 12/18/2013 8:07:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsnot bad for htpc

Pros: Bought elsewhere good old school design well made sturdy case . great for what i wanted htpc took parts from large tower asus atx /500 ocz watt psu /low key lights for power & hdd / good amount of room . 4 small rubber feet on bottom .

Cons: no front usb or audio must suppy them your self/ poor 3.5 '' cage design poor cooling had to mod rear fan openings & front fan no holes for screws in front . wasted space in areas that could be better used .

Other Thoughts: used speed fan to slow down fans they were running past 3000 rpm like a large truck engine laughed at engrish response from hec about made for old school projects . most people use streaming boxes now anyway . but one of the better cases that can be used for a htpc on the cheap !

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  • Wayne L.
  • 4/8/2013 10:50:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAirflow problems

Pros: I built a PC for a family member with this case as they specifically asked for "Desktop case" Most components installed quickly, fits older desk configurations.

Cons: Air flow is not good for high horse-power video cards and processors. Replace stock fan on CPU and get extra fans. You might want to consider water cooling.

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  • David A.
  • 1/15/2013 4:30:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice case

Pros: Solid construction
Easy to assemble

Cons: Putting the mother board in was a bit interesting (I used a full sized atx board). It did fit just getting the stand offs and board in under the horizontal support beam with the cpu and cooler was a bit hairy. Other then that exelent case easy to mannage wireing if you route things smart.

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  • Raymond Z.
  • 12/2/2012 11:01:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheck your part to fit inside

Pros: Sturdy, works ok if your parts fit.

Cons: * 3.5" HDD will not fit if your board is 9.6" deep (which many mATX boards are. ). For a case advertised to fit full size ATX case, I did not expect this to happen.


* Adding/remove drives require a lot of screwing and moving things around. Eg: mounting an optical drive, require removing the 3.5" drive cage to put screws on the other side of the optical drive.

* the bottom 5.25" is not usable for it will hit the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: *The case itself is quite big compare to HTPC cases, but poor design cause the limitation listed above. The HDD cage could have been mounted perpendicular to it's current position.

* for a case this size, can easily find space to put 92mm or 120mm fan mount points. This would help with airflow and low noise builds.

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  • Jonatas O.
  • 7/8/2012 7:48:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: quality case for your buck

Cons: might need customization

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  • Erik C.
  • 7/7/2012 2:22:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid design with a few full ATX issues.

Pros: Solid as a rock. Kids were climbing on this thing after I built it, I shooed them off but found no damage. Good reinforcement for the top.

Cons: Full ATX motherboards may run into issues with the hard drive cages. PCI-e Cards may nearly bump into the hard drive cage and the hard drives may either get in the way of memory, or nearly bump up against it. I tried two motherboards in this, and the smaller "Full ATX" (doesn't use the full motherboard mounts) fit without an issue.

Just be aware.

Other Thoughts: I'd probably drop an additional $8 and get a 50mm fan for the back and likely an 80mm for the front as well. I have been having trouble with overheating video cards since this case is in an enclosed space. Large video cards will "partition" the case and airflow will be a problem ... speaking from experience.

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