iBuypower's $5,500 Ultra Gaming System

First Impressions

iBuyPower enclosed its system inside a black Thermaltake Armor full tower case. I would like to take a few moments looking at the case itself, as it has a lot of interesting features. From the image above you can see a large 25 cm fan housed in the side panel. The placement of this fan draws air from outside the case to several of the major heat creators inside the case, including the main system memory, voltage regulators, northbridge, and processor. It is relatively quiet as it only has a speed of 600 RPM.

On the top of the case are ports for Firewire, USB, and audio devices. This is a good feature if you plan on taking your system to a friend's house or a LAN party.

There is even a drawer in which you can keep accessories such as a compact headset, optical media, flash drive or camera cables. (One could even use it as an alternative to the CD tray cup holder!)

In addition to the screws in the back of the case to hold the side panel in place, there are two locks on the side, a nice safety measure to keep your components inside the case where they belong. Some unscrupulous individuals don't respect others' property and this helps keep your piece of mind while you take a trip to bathroom when using your system away from home.

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