Acrylic cases continue to be all the rage! Yes, if you buy an acrylic case you can see everything that is in your computer and they look great once you add a couple of cold cathode lights to the case.
BeanTech shipped us their BT85 clear acrylic case for this review, making it the only acrylic case we will review this time around. Unlike other acrylic cases, the BT85 are already pre-assembled, shrink wrapped and sealed. As we have expressed before, there is no way that an acrylic case can pass RF testing, and acrylic is subject to fingerprints and scratches while assembling it, or even moving it, for that matter. So, once again it is time to don the white gloves (this time included with the BT85) and have a look at the BT85.
|Number Of Internal 3-½" Bays||5|
|Number Of External 3-½" Bays||2|
|Number Of External 5-¼" Bays||4|
|Number Of Case Fans Supported||4 lighted 80mm fans included - 2 front, rear and side panel|
|Construction Material||Clear Acrylic|
|Power Supply Details||None - Not Included|
|Special Features||Front-mount USB and 1394/Firewire|
|Size||17.5"(H) x 8.0"(W) x 19.25"(D)|
|Sample Case Provided By||www.beantech.com|
|Estimated Cost||$149.00 US|
|Cooling Potential Rating||8|
|Construction Quality Rating||8|
|Overall Case Rating||8|