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-- Sunbeam Samurai Mid-Tower Case
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: merlinicorpus
-- Posted on: 2004-12-05
-- Price: ~ $60.00 USD
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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.


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


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

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