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-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: dave303
-- Posted on: 2007-08-17
-- Price: ~ $N/A USD
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Now that we have taken a look at most of exterior of the case, lets take a closer look inside of the case. We'll also add in the test gear to fill it out.

The top of the backside is the common location for power supplies and this case in not an exception to this. There are folded down tabs to keep the power supply in place.

 

 

 

They have included a support bar going from the top of the case down to the bottom. Taking avantage of the support, they have attached two 120mm fans to help move air from the front of the case to the back.

The side facing the hard drives have the typical wire grills to help keep wires and cables out of the fans.

The support bar can be moved over about one inch if needed to support your wiring. I had to move it over because the top fan was lined up with the ATX power plug on the motherboard (note: removing it does make it easier to install the motherboard).

Looking down into the case you can see how close the fan is to covering the ATX plug even after I have moved it.

If I was going to be using the bottom PCI slot, I would have to run the front plate wires above the slot to make sure it didn't pull out.

With a little bit of cable management, I was able to get things looking good.

With the cover back on, you can see the support bar sticking out. 

Once again a pic next to a few other cases I have for size comparasion (GT3 to the left, CoolerMaster to the right).

The Freeze Storm case is quiet with the 120mm fans and keeps the system cool. I do feel the support bar can aid in cooling with the attached fans, but it can get in the way of good cable management for someone who has a lot of drives. Plus the bar really should be painted black to fit with the case color since it is right next to the window.

The front panel wires are a good length. The PSU has added support in addition to the screws. The window fasteners are a small but nice touch to the overall look.

Thanks to Sunbeamtech for sending over this sample!



Pros:

  • Extra support for power supplies
  • Clean window fasteners
  • Came with four 120mm fans


  • Cons:

  • Support bar not color matched to fit case
  • Grease spots

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