The Lazy Days of Summer Case Review


The TT-561 from TTGI/ Superflower.

Upon opening the TTGI TT-561, we experienced déjà vu. As we explained earlier in this review, TTGI is the OEM for other computer manufacturers. Although we can't remember where, we are convinced that we have seen the TT-561 previously in different dress and branding. This isn't a bad thing, as it is obviously the same case. One thing is certain, however: it will be interesting to see how the TTGI/ Superflower version of this case stacks up against the models that the company makes for other OEMs.

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Number Of Internal 3.5" Bays3
Number Of External 3.5" Bays3
Number Of External 5.25" Bays5
Number Of Case Fans Supported5 - 80 mm - 2 Front, 2 Rear, 1 Top - 2 rear 80 mm fans can be swapped out for a single 120 mm fan
Construction Material0.7 mm Steel
Power Supply IncludedNo
Special FeaturesFront mounted USB/ audio/ 1394 ports, case painted using special, elaborate polishing process, fluorescent cambered surface acrylic front panel
Size (HDW)483 x 480 x 203 mm(19" x 18.9" x 8")
Sample Case Provided
Estimated Cost$45 US
Cooling Potential Rating9
Construction Quality Rating8
Overall Case Rating8

Looking at the inside of the TT-561, we found a dubbed down version of the TT-301. The layout and configuration of the case is somewhat similar, but internally the case lacks the polished aluminum finish that we found on the TT-301. This is no surprise since the TT-561 uses steel, rather than aluminum. Once again, the TT-561 offered no side panel window, although we believe the option is available for this case. Another interesting development is that it ships with one of the five 80 mm fans that can be installed into this case. The case offers the ability to add two 80 mm fans in the rear and two 80 mm fans in the front; these were not included. The case did ship with one 80 mm fan that was installed in our side panel, covered by a nice, fancy, round grill.