GideonTech has been updated. Please view this page on the new site:

This page will redirect in 5 seconds.

 -Main Page
 -VP Case Gallery
 -Mini OC Guide
 -Contact Us
 -Get Hosted !

Search to find the best prices on hardware and software:

 3 user(s) online


 -IWill USA
 -Samsung USA
 -Crucial Memory
 -EverGreen Tech
 -Buffalo Tech
 -Zalman Tech
 -Cyber Cooler
 -Vantec USA
 -Lian Li
Online Shops:
 -Subzero PC
 -HighSpeed PC
 -SideWinder Computers
 -Xoxide Mods
 -Lux Design


 -A1 Electronics
 -All Tech Box
 -A True Review
 -Case Mod God
 -Cosmo 3D
 -DJ Voice Review
 -Hardware Accelerated
 -Hard Avenue
 -The Hardware Corner
 -Hard H20
 -HiTech Mods
 -Inside Project
 -Legion Hardware
 -OC'ers Club
 -OC'ers Online
 -OC Modshop
 -OC Warehouse
 -PC Arena
 -PC Extreme UK
 -PC Hardware UK
 -PC Tech Talk
 -Red&Blackness Mods
 -Tech Dreams
 -Tech Guy
 -Think Computers
 -Virtual Hideout
 -Virtual Underground
 -Voided Warranty
 -WTF I'm L33t
 -Xchange 101
 -XTreme Mods
 -Xtreme News
 -Xtreme PC Tech
 -ZZZ Online


 Add Us!
 Latest Projects  Latest Reviews

 Latest Forum Threads...
 GT Updates
 GideonTech Reviews
-- Color Cases Stealth-X Case
-- Price: ~$49.00 USD
-- 11.05.2002
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1 2 3 4

We tested this case with our standard test rig seen in pretty much most of our other reviews.  Utilizing an Epox 8K7A+, AMD Tbird 1.4Ghz, Globalwin TAC cooler and a eVGA GF2 MX 32MB video card.   For this case, we used a 300W Powerman power supply.  Installation is standard fair, the screw holes are a bit rough but nothing a good screwdriver and elbow grease can not solve.

Once the test rig was up, we did a few test with the CPU and case temperature.  Room temperature was kept at a comfortable 27C.  To get things going, we ran a few loops of 3DMark2k1 SE and a few games of Counter Strike.  The case got warm to the touch at this point.  Not too alarming, happens with other steel cases.  CPU temperatures reached about 46C at idle while hitting about 49C at full load.  Case temperatures hovered around 42C or so throughout.

Overall, the case design is unique although there are more and more manufacturers coming out with X style windows.  There are a few quirks as noted through the review.  Hopefully if these are looked over and fixed this case should fair better in scoring.

Thanks to Color Cases for sending over the sample for this review.

  • Solid steel, sturdy
  • Thumb screw panels
  • Front USB ability
  • Pre-cut window
  • Screwless drive cages


  • Window is not fully secure
  • No fans included
  • Front USB panel does not slide down easily
  • Front USB cables are not labeled individually
  • Some edges are not finished
  • No slide out motherboard tray

< Inside the Case

Discuss this in our Forums! >

All content Copyright 2000,
Please view our Privacy Statement