-Main Page
   -Guides
   -Reviews
   -Tech Bits
   -Case Gallery
   -Forums
   -Wireless
   -Contests!
   -Affiliates
   -About Us
   -Droid Hype

   Manufacturers:
   -IWill USA
   -Matrox
   -Samsung USA
   -Crucial
   -Toshiba
   -Actiontec
   -M-audio
   -EverGreen Tech
   -EPI USA
   -Buffalo Tech
   -ThermalTake
   -Zalman Tech
   -Cyber Cooler
   -Vantec USA
   -Evercool
   -Chenbro
   -CoolerMaster
   -C3
   -SuperPower
   -Lian Li
   -2CoolPC
   -Icemat
   -TweakMonster
   -Cobalt3
   -Sunbeam
   -ShatteredWeb
   -Tagan
   -Rosewill
   -EDGE Memory
   -Eagle Tech

   Online Shops:
   -CrazyPC
   -HighSpeed PC
   -UmaxPC
   -Xoxide Mods
   -Directron
   -Azzo
   -Computer Geeks
   -CensusPC

.: Random Case Gallery User uploads :.
Mahogany USB Drive
Sharing cellphone broadband
Making acrylic fan grills
 

LapLogic Aerogel Extreme
EDGE DiskGO 160GB Network HDD
GelaSkins for DS and PSP

-- Sunbeam Samurai Mid-Tower Case
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: merlinicorpus
-- Posted on: 2004-12-05
-- Price: ~ $60.00 USD
-- Pages: 1 2 3 4 [ 5 ]
Digg this article
Submit to reddit
Add to del.icio.us
Submit to Slashdot
Stumble this article!

Now that we have everything installed we can power it up and take a look.

This is another case of style winning over function.  That blue light might look kind of cool, but it doesn't make a good power button.  You have to reach down and under the door of the case to hit it, which is extremely awkward.  The reset button is also recessed, so you have to have a paper clip or long fingernails to hit it.  This is not a good thing as well.

I also was disappointed with the lack of an included power supply.  While not many included power supplies would be up to powering my 3.4GHz P4, it's always nice to see a 300W one included right out of the box.

While I found several things I didn't like, they were all relatively minor things that could be corrected in a future revision.  The beige plastic in the interior would be at the top of my list.  If I painted the interior a gloss black and dyed the plastic pieces to blue, I think that would really add to the window effect.

Thanks to Sunbeam for sending this case out for us to review.



Pros:

  • Excellent finish
  • Front mounted USB
  • Interesting window design
  • Inexpensive


Cons:

  • Poorly implemented cooling
  • Weak mounting tabs for faceplate
  • No included power supply
  • Too few screws included

< Previous Discuss this in our Forums! >

Page: 1 2 3 4 [ 5 ]


Bandwidth sponsored by SCHostPro.com

Latest Updates

LapLogic G800/W800 Areogel Extreme
LapLogic G800/W800 Aerogel Extreme

Mahogany USB Drive
Mahogany USB Drive

EDGE Tech DiskGO NAS 160GB
EDGE DiskGO 160GB
Network HDD

GelaSkins for DS and PSP
GelaSkins
DS and PSP


All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 by GideonTech.com

Page was generated in 0.037027 seconds

Partner Links: Shorty.org

Our Friends - GideonTech | Metku | AllTheMods | OCModShop | Bona Fide Reviews | Rbmods | ThinkComputers | PCApex | TweakTown