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Item#: N82E16811209020
ATRIX CSCI-A9001-C4 Black SECC steel sheeting FCC class CB&CE approved ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • SECC steel sheeting FCC class CB&CE approved ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

Pros:

Large case. Lots of places for fans. 2 X 80mm in the front for HD cooling, 1 X 80mm on top, 1 X 90mm on the back and 1 X 120mm on the left side. Can remove top, left and right side panels and the front panel for service. Due to the open design everything is staying very cool with air cooling only. Overall I think it's a nice case. Besides the items I've already mentioned, the case is attractive. I would agree with the person who said not to by the case just for the display but the display does work and is good for a quick reference as to what's going on. While the temp probes are accurate, proper positioning is a challenge and the MB sensors seem to work better for that reason.

Cons:

5.25" bay screwless mounts don't hold at all. Use the screws. I still used screws for the 3.5" floppy but after bending the metal tabs in a bit it could have worked without the screws. The Hard Drive mounts worked fine. Had to remove the CPU fan duct. The CPU Cooler I purchased was too tall and the duct didn't line up with the CPU, anyway. There were two fewer MB standoffs than what the MB required. Purchased some additional standoffs separately. There were enough screws, though. Broke one of the plastic cap nuts while replacing the side case fan but I didn't apply that much torque to the screw.

Other Thoughts:

Some people have said that they cannot figure out the CD ROM probe. You can use it if you have only the CD ROM on the IDE cable. Use the empty connector for the CD ROM probe. The instructions show you which pins to plug it into. I have verified that it works but it isn't as active as the HD indicator. There are some music notes beside the indicator so maybe it's more active while playing audio CDs.

In response to some of the other reviews:
1) Found no sharp edges in the case.
2) The instructions aren't the best but I was able to figure out everything from them.
3) There is a battery for the display so if your display doesn't hold it's settings, try changing the battery. You can remove the front panel after first removing three screws.
4) If you lay the case on its side it isn't that difficult to install the left side panel but standing up it is more difficult due to the size of the thing.
5) The LCD is designed to be viewed from about a 30+ degree angle above the display.

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  • Patrick H.
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week


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