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Why 8 New Miditower Cases Do Not Always Deliver

Features Table

Manufacturer/ModelSilverstone SST-TJ05Cooler Master Cavalier CAV-T01Tricod ATX-604ALPearl LCD Fan Master
Chassis
Form factorMidi-TowerMidi-TowerMidi-TowerMidi Tower
Weight (kg)15.1 kg9.4 kg8.3 kg5.9 kg
Weight (pounds)33.320.718.313
Dimensions (mm)200 x 502 x 590 mm500 x 202 x 435 mm515 x 195 x 440 mm445 x 200 x 470 mm
Dimensions (inches)7.9 x 19.8 x 23.219.7 x 8.0 x 17.120.3 x 7.7 x 17.317.5 x 7.9 x 19.3
Closeableyesnonono
Materialmetalmetalmetalmetal
Can be opened withflanged screwsflanged screwsstandard screwsstandard screws
Open case sensor (intrusion)yesnonono
Appropriate motherboardsATX, µATXATX, µATXATX, µATXATX, µATX
Mother board traynononono
Sidesclosedclosedclosedclosed
Lighting effectsnononono
Drive bays
5.25"4 x5 x4 x4 x
3.5", external access2 x1 x1 x1 x
3.5", internal access5 x4 x2 x6 x
HDD mountremovablefixedremovablefixed
HD cage rotated to 90°yesnonono
Mounting rails for drivesyesyesnono
Expansion slots for AGP/PCI7 x7 x7 x7 x
Front connections
USB 2.04 x Typ A2 x Typ A2 x Typ A2 x Typ A
Firewire 1394a1 x1 xnono
Audio1x Out, 1x In1x Out, 1x In1x Out, 1x In1x Out, 1x In
Othernovolume controlnono
LEDs
Poweryesyesyesno
HDDyesyesyesno
Display info
Timeyesnoyesyes
Temperature monitoring3 sensorsnoyesyes
Fan controlyesnoyes, automaticyes, manual
OtheralarmVU meteralarmdate
System fans
Drill holes/ mounts for2 x 80 mmoccupied1 x 80 mm1 x 80 mm
Pre-installed2 x 120 mm1 x 120 mmno2 x 80 mm
Speed signal cableyesnonono
ManufacturerSilverstoneCooer Masternono
Dust filterpartialnonono
Fixed drive fans
Drill holes/ mounts for1 x 80 mmoccupied1 x 80 mm1 x 80 mm
Pre-installedno1 x 80 mmnono
Speed signal cablenononono
ManufacturernoCooler Masternono
Dust filteryesnonono
Accessories included
Screwsyesyesyesyes
Spacersyesyesyesyes
User manualyesyesyesyes
Mounting rails for drivesyesyesnono
Speakeryesnoyesno
Cable tiesnononono
Accessories boxyes, for drive railsnonono
Toolsnononono
Othernoslot bracket VU meterslot bracketsspecial IDE cable