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2003 Winter Case Review Part 2: The ATX Avalanche

Athenatech: 400 Series

Athenatech has provided their 400 Series as their value-oriented case series. It has a front bezel design that is strangely reminiscent of the new Dell XPS Series systems. Athenatech has squarely targeted this case at the value segment of the market space; this means the frills are at a minimum. This also may be said of the quality, too.

Number Of Internal 3-½" Bays4
Number Of External 3-½" Bays2
Number Of External 5-¼" Bays4
Number Of Case Fans Supported2 - 80mm, front and rear; optional 80mm can be installed in side panel w/removal of air guide.
Construction MaterialSteel
Power Supply DetailsNone
Special FeaturesSide-mounted USB MIC and headphone jack; knockout supplied for 1394/Firewire; no cabling included
Size16.5("H") x 7.0("W") x 19.1("D")
Sample Case Provided Bywww.athenatech.us
Estimated Cost$59.00 US
Cooling Potential Rating7
Construction Quality Rating6
Overall Case Rating6