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Cooltek UMX2 PC Case Packs Front-mounted Power Supply

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Cooltek has announced a sleek and interesting new enclosure.

Cooltek has announced a new chassis, the UMX2, which is as intriguing as its odd name. The case is an ATX enclosure, which can also house Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. It has a sleek appearance, and oddly enough, a front-mounted power supply.

The case measures 445 x 200 x 421 mm, and is made from both steel and aluminum. Internally, users will find room for up to three 3.5" hard drives, two 2.5" drives, a single slimline slot-loading optical drive, as well as graphics cards up to 280 mm long and CPU coolers up to 150 mm tall.

Front I/O is handled by two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, as well as the standard set of HD audio jacks. It has room for up to five fans, with three 120 mm fans shipped with it straight out of the factory.

It is available now through select retailers in Europe, with a street price of €169.99. There was no word on whether it would be coming to the U.S., though we can imagine there would certainly be a market for it.
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    kcops , February 2, 2014 12:27 AM
    This is in the US but marketed under Rosewill (at least at Newegg)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147201
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    nukemaster , February 2, 2014 4:09 AM
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    This is in the US but marketed under Rosewill (at least at Newegg)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147201

    Knew I had seen it before :) 
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    universal remonster , February 2, 2014 7:28 AM
    I like the looks and style of this case with the slim drive and the bottom to top air flow. But I would be worried about the PSU as there is no place for it to intake air from outside the case, and it looks like the only place for it to exhaust is out the bottom.. which is right next to the 120mm intake fan, so you will be pulling any warm PSU air right back into the case. I could be wrong, but I couldn't find any pictures of an assembled build.
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    anonymous_user , February 2, 2014 7:48 AM
    It seems like having two fans at the bottom would cool the video card pretty well but not the rest of the components. I do like the sleek design though.
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    rajangel , February 2, 2014 1:15 PM
    Looks nice, but as it's a Rosewill product.. No thank you.
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    Nada190 , February 2, 2014 9:30 PM
    I like it but airflow's going to be a nightmare for hot running components. Would be great for a normal build, too bad it costs so much.
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    cypeq , February 3, 2014 2:18 AM
    Lazy journalism is when I have to go to official website to even see product gallery.
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    LePhuronn , February 3, 2014 5:11 AM
    Hmm...somebody likes the Silverstone Fortress FT02, don't they Cooltek.
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    mcgee101 , February 3, 2014 2:25 PM
    Nice.. clean billable case. I dont like the psu in front. Or more like I can't stand psu's anywhere but on the back bottom. I had one that popped right over the cpu (this was back in the day) and I stopped buying cases for myself that have the psu's anywhere but underneath and behind. Also another reason I dont buy AMD ANYMORE.
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    cypeq , February 4, 2014 12:33 AM
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    Nice.. clean billable case. I dont like the psu in front. Or more like I can't stand psu's anywhere but on the back bottom. I had one that popped right over the cpu (this was back in the day) and I stopped buying cases for myself that have the psu's anywhere but underneath and behind. Also another reason I dont buy AMD ANYMORE.


    You don't buy AMD because back in the day you had top mounted PSU (like everyone else). O... K...