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2003 Winter Case Review Part 2: The ATX Avalanche

Jeantech Butterfly Series JN424SB

The Jeantech JN424SB is a more upscale and robust version of the previously reviewed Jeantech 2011. With the JN424SB, Jeantech has pulled out more stops to deliver a full featured case, but along with these extra features has also increased the price. Many of the improvements in the JN424SB center around both the design and the quality of the construction found within the case. While we are certain that many buyers will be attracted to the low price of the 2011, the JN424SB, on the other hand, is probably closer to what most users have come to expect from most modern chassis.

Number Of Internal 3-½" Bays5
Number Of External 3-½" Bays2
Number Of External 5-¼" Bays4
Number Of Case Fans Supported1 - 80mm front; 1 - 80mm rear; 1 - 80mm side panel right to exhaust heat buildup from removable hard drive cage; 1 - 80mm side panel left
Construction Material0.8mm SECC galvanized Steel
Power Supply Details300 Watt Jeantech power supply included w/sample case; not used during our testing
Special FeaturesFront-mount USB 1394/Firewire, headphone and MIC jacks; innovative butterfly-style side panel removal methodology, including panel-mounted motherboard tray. Extra panel-mounted exhaust fan mounted near hard drive cage assembly to help extract additional heat. Semi-screwless bay-mount design. Removable hard drive cage.
Size18.0"(H) x 8.0" (W) x 19.25"(D)
Sample Case Provided Bywww.jeantech.com
Estimated Cost$99.00 US
Cooling Potential Rating8
Construction Quality Rating8
Overall Case Rating8