Why 8 New Miditower Cases Do Not Always Deliver

Features Table

Manufacturer/Model Silverstone SST-TJ05 Cooler Master Cavalier CAV-T01 Tricod ATX-604AL Pearl LCD Fan Master
Chassis
Form factor Midi-Tower Midi-Tower Midi-Tower Midi Tower
Weight (kg) 15.1 kg 9.4 kg 8.3 kg 5.9 kg
Weight (pounds) 33.3 20.7 18.3 13
Dimensions (mm) 200 x 502 x 590 mm 500 x 202 x 435 mm 515 x 195 x 440 mm 445 x 200 x 470 mm
Dimensions (inches) 7.9 x 19.8 x 23.2 19.7 x 8.0 x 17.1 20.3 x 7.7 x 17.3 17.5 x 7.9 x 19.3
Closeable yes no no no
Material metal metal metal metal
Can be opened with flanged screws flanged screws standard screws standard screws
Open case sensor (intrusion) yes no no no
Appropriate motherboards ATX, µATX ATX, µATX ATX, µATX ATX, µATX
Mother board tray no no no no
Sides closed closed closed closed
Lighting effects no no no no
Drive bays
5.25" 4 x 5 x 4 x 4 x
3.5", external access 2 x 1 x 1 x 1 x
3.5", internal access 5 x 4 x 2 x 6 x
HDD mount removable fixed removable fixed
HD cage rotated to 90° yes no no no
Mounting rails for drives yes yes no no
Expansion slots for AGP/PCI 7 x 7 x 7 x 7 x
Front connections
USB 2.0 4 x Typ A 2 x Typ A 2 x Typ A 2 x Typ A
Firewire 1394a 1 x 1 x no no
Audio 1x Out, 1x In 1x Out, 1x In 1x Out, 1x In 1x Out, 1x In
Other no volume control no no
LEDs
Power yes yes yes no
HDD yes yes yes no
Display info
Time yes no yes yes
Temperature monitoring 3 sensors no yes yes
Fan control yes no yes, automatic yes, manual
Other alarm VU meter alarm date
System fans
Drill holes/ mounts for 2 x 80 mm occupied 1 x 80 mm 1 x 80 mm
Pre-installed 2 x 120 mm 1 x 120 mm no 2 x 80 mm
Speed signal cable yes no no no
Manufacturer Silverstone Cooer Master no no
Dust filter partial no no no
Fixed drive fans
Drill holes/ mounts for 1 x 80 mm occupied 1 x 80 mm 1 x 80 mm
Pre-installed no 1 x 80 mm no no
Speed signal cable no no no no
Manufacturer no Cooler Master no no
Dust filter yes no no no
Accessories included
Screws yes yes yes yes
Spacers yes yes yes yes
User manual yes yes yes yes
Mounting rails for drives yes yes no no
Speaker yes no yes no
Cable ties no no no no
Accessories box yes, for drive rails no no no
Tools no no no no
Other no slot bracket VU meter slot brackets special IDE cable
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