Treasures or Trash? 5 PC Cases for Gamers

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Manufacturer / ModelAerocool ExtremEngine 3TAerocool AeroEngine II - SSAAspire X-Cruiser-BK 420Dynapower Blackwidow CS-BW41602.1266MGE XG Dragon
Form factormid towermid towermid towermid towermid tower
Weight7.5 kg (17.5 lbs)6.3 kg (13.9 lbs)6 kg (13.22 lbs)7 kg (15.4 lbs)7 kg (15.4 lbs)
Dimensions430 x 200 x 440 mm(16.9 x 7.9 x 17.3")430 x 200 x 440 mm(16.9 x 7.9 x 17.3")488 x 196 x 431 mm(19.25 x 7.75 x 17")490 x 203 x 431 mm(8 x 19.3 x 17")610 x 375 x 575 mm(24 x 14.8 x 22.6")
can be opened withthumbscrewsthumbscrewsthumbscrewsscrewsthumbscrews
Appropriate motherboardsATX, µATXATX, µATXATX, µATXATX, µATXATX, µATX
Sideclosedwith windowwith windowclosedwith window
Fan controlyesnoyesnoyes
Drive bays
5.25"4 x4 x4 x4 x4 x
3.5" external access0 x1 x2 x2 x2 x
3.5" internal access6 x6 x4 x4 x4 x
HDD holding cagefixedfixedfixedfixedfixed
Cage turned at 90°nonononono
Mounting railsnonononoyes
Expansion slots7 x7 x7 x7 x7 x
Front connections
USB 2.02 x Type A2 x Type A2 x Type A2 x Type A2 x Type A
Firewire 1394a1 x 6-pin1 x 6-pin1 x 6-pinno1 x 6-pin
Audio2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x
System fans
Holes / holders foroccupied2 x 120 mm2 x 80 mmoccupiedoccupied
Pre-installed1 x 120, 1 x 250 mm1 x 120 mm1 x 80 mm1 x 120 mm2 x 80 mm
Speed signal cableyesyesyesnoyes
Dust filternonononono
Hard drive fans
Holes / holders foroccupiedoccupied1 x 80 mmoccupiedoccupied
Pre-installed1 x 120 mm1 x 120 mm1 x 80 mm1 x 120 mm2 x 80 mm
Speed signal cablenonoyesnoyes
Dust filternonononono
Other accessories
User guideyesyesyesyesyes
Mounting railsnonononono
Cable tiesnonononono
OtherRow 46 - Cell 1 Row 46 - Cell 2 420 Watt power supply450 Watt power supply500 Watt power supply
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  • mangofield
    I have owned this case previously until a guest "borrowed" (???!!!!) my computer for a few days and I loved it. I had a black one ane my son has the red one. They are absolutely beautiful and although I do not know very much about computer cases I can say that personally neither my son nor I received our cases in anything but a pristine condition. My children gave me this case after my first stroke and I used it and it's components for over 3 years. I play everquest, everquest2,WoW and had over 150 games from GameHouse and BigFishGames on it and it ran perfectly. In my humble opinion, I think it is worth every cent plus more. Not to be argumentative at all, just voicing my opinion 8)