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Athenatech - ShockZ-100

2003 Winter Case Review Part 1: MicroATX Case Madness

We have not seen much from Athenatech in case offerings for a while; in fact, we have not had an opportunity to review any of their new case models since the THG Spring case review . The ShockZ-100 represents a new design direction only recently implemented by Athenatech. You will notice from these photos that Athenatech has spent considerable effort in making this model look more "home theatre friendly" than any other MicroATX models we have seen. We were struck by the innovative design that compresses the MicroATX system into one of the smallest form factors possible.

Number Of Internal 3-½ Bays 2
Number Of External 3-½ Bays 1
Number Of External 5-¼ Bays 1
Number Of Case Fans Supported 3 - 2 60mm rear; 1 80mm front
Construction Material Steel
Power Supply Details Optional Sparkle 118 Watt
Special Features Compact design w/LCD temperature read out; front-mounted USB mic and headphone jack
Size 14.75"(H) x 14.25"(D) x 6.0"(W)
Sample Case Provided By
Estimated Cost $60.00 US
Cooling Potential Rating 9
Construction Quality Rating 7
Overall Case Rating 7
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