Jump to content


Photo

Aegis Full-tower Case From Chieftec Reviewed


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Nemo

Nemo

    Will Fold 4 Food

  • Honorary Staff
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7228 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Franklin, TN

Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:06 PM

We recently looked at the Chieftec AEGIS mid-tower case and now we're back with a look at the Chieftec AEGIS Full Tower - http://www.overclock...ieftec_aegis_2/

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz / ASUS P5Q Deluxe / Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB PC2-9600 DDR2-1200MHz / 2x Seagate ST3160827AS 160GB RAID 1 / Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB
Corsair TX750W / Sapphire HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 / SilverStone TJ05 / Scythe Zipang 140mm CPU Cooler / ASUS VH202T-P 20" widescreen monitor (x2) / XP Pro SP 3
"however, i cannot claim to be such a fish as i am not a fish at all..." - hardnrg,Jul 4 2005, 02:49 PM
 

Posted Image

Posted Image

Follow OCC on Posted Image
Subscribe to the OCC Newsletter

Lucky Mudder Race 2013


#2 PeeWee90

PeeWee90

    Member

  • Folding Member
  • 224 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Malmö, Sweden

Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:18 AM

Great review, but the case is pretty "meh..", without anything special to offer. Doesn't look too good either imo.
Q9300 + TR TRUE Black @ 3000MHz | 2x2Gb DDR2 8500 OCZ Reaper HTC @ 1066MHz 5-5-5-15 | XFX HD 5870 | Gigabyte EP45-DS3P | Corsair VX 550W | WDC 320Gb 7,2k | Lian Li V2000 FullTower

#3 Verran

Verran

    RIP 1981-2009

  • Honorary Staff
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7026 posts
  • Location:Holt, MI

Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:14 AM

It seems pretty expensive considering its rather spartan list of features. I like the point about it being ripe for modding, but again for that price you're pretty close to being able to buy a case that doesn't need modding.

Good review though. Thanks for not pulling any punches.
Posted Image
[E7400 Gaming]~[Q6600 Burning]~[Opt148 Wife's]~[3200+ HTPC1]~[3500+ HTPC2]
"Thank you for helping us help you help us all."

#4 PingoPongo

PingoPongo

    Don't play with my style I might sting ya!

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 652 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Estonia, Tartu

Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:09 AM

Im going to buy this case instead of the Antec 1200 for my new rig... (Aegis full-tower is about $100 here...but the antec 1200 is $220 and 900 is $180, so i cant afford the antec)
But i am going to mod this Aegis, so i have a question to the reviewer... how big is the distance from bottom of the case (front panel) to the middle of the case where the USB and audio connectors are located. I was thinking about fitting 2x120mm Scythe SlipStreams to the front as a cold air intake...

Btw why does it say $117.99 in the review as thats the price of the grey version, but the black version that got reviewed is $104.99...

Edited by PingoPongo, 02 February 2009 - 08:48 AM.

MSI GE620DX
Core i5 2430M
Gefore GT 555M 2GB
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
640GB WD Scorpio
1920x1080 FHD

#5 Propane

Propane

    ??? Ohio Alpha

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4090 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ohio

Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:33 PM

Im going to buy this case instead of the Antec 1200 for my new rig... (Aegis full-tower is about $100 here...but the antec 1200 is $220 and 900 is $180, so i cant afford the antec)
But i am going to mod this Aegis, so i have a question to the reviewer... how big is the distance from bottom of the case (front panel) to the middle of the case where the USB and audio connectors are located. I was thinking about fitting 2x120mm Scythe SlipStreams to the front as a cold air intake...

Btw why does it say $117.99 in the review as thats the price of the grey version, but the black version that got reviewed is $104.99...


I don't have the numbers off hand, but if you give me a few days I can try to get them for you.

The price is also typically taken from price grabber and sometimes it will list the multiple color options as one choice. If I recall correctly, this is the case here.


.:: Kevin Cramer Photography ::.
.:: facebook :: last.fm :: twitter :: flickr :: you tube :: blog :: occ reviews ::.
Posted Image
Posted Image
"Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." -Homer Simpson
Follow OCC on Posted Image


#6 xPETEZx

xPETEZx

    .:!!MEAT!!:.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2076 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West London, UK

Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:22 PM

nice review.


Just one comment, abit general really, as I feel this is missing from ALL OCC reviews.

Would be GREAT to have some pictures of the hardware ACTUALLY installed in a system. The only thing this dosent really apply to is CPU;s, but everything else, I always like to get an idea of what it looks like in the system.
I suppose this applies particularly to a case. Lets you SEE how well you can cable manage etc.
But even for things like Graphics cards, its just great to get an idea of the size etc, by SEEING it installed in a system.

Main: | Win 7 Pro x64 | C2Q Q9550 @ 3.4 | 8GB OCZ Reaper | 2x Sapphire HD5850 1GB in CFX | ASUS P5Q-E | Creative X-Fi | OCZ Vertex 3 240GB | Corsair HX750W | Logitech G15 + G5 + Z5500 | 2x Dell 2007FP |

Media: | Win 8.1 Pro x64 | C2Q Q6600 | 4GB Corsair Dominator | Gainward GTS250 512MB | Intel DP35DP | Samsung SSD 256GB | ASUS Xonar D2 | PC Power & Cooling 610W | Antec Veris | Onyko TX-NR515 + Tanoy SFX5.1 | Sharp LC32U700e |

Server: | Win 8.1 Pro x64 | i5 - 4430 | 16GB Corsair XMS3 | Gigabyte Z87-HD3 | Corsair RM550 | Kingston 128GB | Corsair Neutron 256GB | 4x 1TB Samsung F3 (2x RAID1) | Samsung F4 2TB (Backups) |


#7 PingoPongo

PingoPongo

    Don't play with my style I might sting ya!

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 652 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Estonia, Tartu

Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:16 AM

I don't have the numbers off hand, but if you give me a few days I can try to get them for you.

The price is also typically taken from price grabber and sometimes it will list the multiple color options as one choice. If I recall correctly, this is the case here.


No rush with it... measure it when u can.

nice review.


Just one comment, abit general really, as I feel this is missing from ALL OCC reviews.

Would be GREAT to have some pictures of the hardware ACTUALLY installed in a system. The only thing this dosent really apply to is CPU;s, but everything else, I always like to get an idea of what it looks like in the system.
I suppose this applies particularly to a case. Lets you SEE how well you can cable manage etc.
But even for things like Graphics cards, its just great to get an idea of the size etc, by SEEING it installed in a system.


LOL... was about the ask the almost same thing...
MSI GE620DX
Core i5 2430M
Gefore GT 555M 2GB
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
640GB WD Scorpio
1920x1080 FHD