2003 Winter Case Review Part 2: The ATX Avalanche

AOpen A600 Series: A600B

When AOpen contacted us about submitting a case for our next case review, we expected to receive some sort of OEM/White box case that would not be able to 'hang' with many of the other cases in this review. Joseph Hsu from AOpen assured us that AOpen takes its chassis business very seriously and that they were going to ship something brand new and highly innovative.

You can't imagine how floored we were when we opened the box of the A600B chassis that AOpen shipped us for review. A beige box this was not! With a high gloss automobile style paint job and an aggressive front bezel, AOpen was off to a good start in our review. Let's see if AOpen can deliver the goods with the A600B.

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Number Of Internal 3-½" Bays6
Number Of External 3-½" Bays2
Number Of External 5-¼" Bays4
Number Of Case Fans Supported120mm Tri-Color Lighted Rear Fan Standard - 80mm Front mounted fan optional and not included with our test unit; speed control switch.
Construction MaterialAluminum
Power Supply DetailsOptional
Special FeaturesScrewless drive bay configuration; high gloss black automotive style paint finish; polishing cloth; USB/1394/MIC/headphone front-mounted ports.
Size18.75"(H) x 7.75"(W) x 19.5"(D)
Sample Case Provided Bywww.aopen.com
Estimated Cost$99.00 US
Cooling Potential Rating9
Construction Quality Rating9
Overall Case Rating9