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-- Zeus Silver Mid-Tower ATX Case
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2002-04-14
-- Price: ~ $79.99 USD
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Here's the part that scares me the most.  The expansion bay covers are twist off versions, which means you'll need a pair of strong fingers or pliers to pry them off.  I used to work at a computer shop building/fixing PCs and some of the cases that came through the shop had these twist offs.  I always had a box of bandages near me, constant cuts from this design.

Neat, its the fan duct from Dell computers. Just kidding, its the CPU fan duct which sits over where your CPU most likely will sit.  One thing to remember, if your CPU HSF fan is blowing into your heatsink, this duct brings the air out through the back of the case.  Make sure to reverse your HSF fan if you want to use this duct.  I guess Zeus knows about gigantic heatsinks, just read the label they attached to the duct:

There is no intake fan included, heck, the case itself doesn't have a place to put one:

Without a doubt, the best part of the case is the bay cover!

That's my DVD/CDRW combo drive from Samsung.  I was quite surprised the button on the bay cover would be flush against the button on the drive itself.  A very nice accessory which I hope other case companies may adopt.

There is a bit of differences in what the case specs say, and what you receive.  The case is not entirely edge rounded, but only on the drive cage itself.

The other edges are not sharp, but they aren't smooth either.  If you rub hard enough, you will cut yourself.

Overall, the case looks nice with the plexi and stealth bay covers.  There are some quirks that hopefully the next revision of model of this unit would fix.  For $79, its a toss up.  Its either you like the color and other features, or you just don't have time to hack away a case like this yourself.  For case mod beginners, this might be a good place to start getting your feet wet without breaking the bank with modding tools.

Thanks to Nick from CrazyPC for sending us this sample, they've got these units in stock and ready to go.  Give them a holler and tell him we sent ya!


  • Sturdy construction
  • Plexi window pre-installed
  • Thumb screws included
  • Front USB/Audio port extenders
  • Stealth 5.25" bays!!!
  • Top blowhole pre-modded

  • Cons:

  • Panels are not tight enough by itself, tends to fall out when left alone
  • Edges are not all rounded
  • No motherboard slide out tray
  • Only 1 fan include, no intake position available

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