Why 8 New Miditower Cases Do Not Always Deliver

Features Table, Continued

Manufacturer/Model Intertech Silverstar Coms-Com Think Tank Aplus Xclio Casetek CS1020-2
Chassis
Form factor Midi Tower Midi-Tower Midi-Tower Midi-Tower
Weight (kg) 7.9 kg 5.6 kg 13.5 kg 14.8 kg
Weight (pounds) 17.4 12.3 29.8 32.6
Dimensions (mm) 430 x 200 x 490 mm 470 x 198 x 405 mm 545 x 205 x 560 mm 546 x 213 x 575 mm
Dimensions (inches) 16.9 x 7.9 x 19.3 18.5 x 7.8 x 15.9 21.5 x 8.1 x 22.0 21.5 x 8.4 x 22.6
Closeable no no yes yes
Material metal metal metal metal
Can be opened with standard screws flanged screws flanged screws flanged screws
Open case sensor (intrusion) no no no yes
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" 2 x + 2 x 4 x 5 x 5 x
3.5", external access 1 x 1 x 2 x 2 x
3.5", internal access 5 x 3 x 6 x 3 x
HDD mount fixed fixed fixed fixed
HD cage rotated to 90° no no yes yes
Mounting rails for drives no no yes yes
Expansion slots for AGP/PCI 7 x 7 x 7 x 7 x
Front connections
USB 2.0 2 x Typ A 2 x Typ A 2 x Typ A 2 x Typ A
Firewire 1394a 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x
Audio 1x Out, 1x In 1 x Out no 1x Out, 1x In
Other no cell phone charger no no
LEDs
Power no yes yes yes
HDD no no yes yes
Display info
Time yes no no yes
Temperature monitoring yes yes yes yes
Fan control no yes, manual yes, automatic yes
Other date no no date
System fans
Drill holes/ mounts for 2 x 80 mm occupied occupied 3 x 92mm, 1 x 80 mm
Pre-installed no 1 x 80 mm 1 x 120 mm no
Speed signal cable no no no no
Manufacturer no Martech Just Cooler no
Dust filter no no no no
Fixed drive fans
Drill holes/ mounts for 2 x 80 mm 1 x 80 mm 1 x 120 mm 1 x 80 mm
Pre-installed no no no no
Speed signal cable no no no no
Manufacturer no no no no
Dust filter no no no yes
Accessories included
Screws yes yes yes yes
Spacers yes yes yes yes
User manual yes yes yes yes
Mounting rails for drives no no yes yes
Speaker no no yes no
Cable ties no no yes no
Accessories box no no yes no
Tools no no no no
Other mouting rails Hub Box integrated fan control no
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