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After a nasty incident with my previous case whereby the flimsy front usb's shorted out my PSU causing irrepairable damage to both (jeez was I ever lucky with my mobo) I found myself in need of a new psu and case, I had had my eye on an X-pro psu because they look great with their braided wire management and I have built 2 systems with them and they have incredibly stable rails (though a little on the high side voltage wise), but had to find a cheap case, after reading a glowing magazine review I bought a Chenbro Gaming Bomb (!), I don't really like the look much, but.....WHAT A SUPERB CASE!, screwless design, side window, rolled edges, slide out HDD caddy, optical drive rails, provision for 120/92mm fans at rear/front, front fabric air filtration, if you see a vendor selling these for the $60.00 - $70.00 that they commonly go for Stateside, and need to box up a budget build, take his hand off!, it was a nicer case to build in than both the $150.00 Thermaltakes I've used recently!.

Here's a review by real people

http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20030804/case-20.html

Edited by guzzidom

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it was a nicer case to build in than both the $150.00 Thermaltakes I've used recently!.

 

:lol: thats because your comparing against Tt's :P

 

That case does seem ok for its price, the intake could be better, but much better than most cases, airflow inside not restricted (unless with wires :lol:)

 

1 flaw I did notice by lookin at the pic is the PSU, currently, the psu is only held up by the 4 screws... it would be nice to see a rail helping to suport it.

Good psu's arent light :)

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My psu is 5.2 lbs and there is a 1" x 3" rail supporting it in the case side, though you can't see it on the Tom's page (to be honest I couldn't either, I actually had to look in my own case, lol). Airflow seems to be a lot better than my previous case, with the same fans the system is 4 deg centigrade cooler under load!

And yeah I must admit I've built into $20 cases that were easier that TT's

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