|-- Skyhawk Jupiter Case
-- Price: ~$110.00
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1
Today we're taking a look at the new Jupiter case
With so many cases on the market right now with lights, windows and
other accessories, it is hard to choose the right one. Not only
would you need something to catch the eye of the consumer, you also
have to make it useful. What's the point of a feature if it does
not benefit the user? Let's see what this Jupiter case can do
I do have to mention that this case
came in a box reinforced with Styrofoam. Pretty normal
nowadays but the Styrofoam was lined with cardboard so it would not
break apart. More manufacturers should do this! Taking
or removing a case with shattered pieces of Styrofoam is a pain in
Here are some specs from Skyhawk:
Material: 1.0 mm anodized Aluminum Alloy resisting
dust & fingerprint.
Coating: Hardness scale 3, protecting from scratch
Front Jacks: USB version 2.0, Microphone, earphone,
Fans: One front 80mm intake fan, one rear CPU blower
with 80mm fan, one 60 mm rear exhaust fan
Drive Bays: 4 x 5.25” (external), 2 x 3.5”
(external), & 4 x 3.5” (internal)
Expansion Slots: 7 slots with screwdriver-free
Motherboard: ATX or Micro ATX
Dimension: 7.9” (W) x 16.2” (H) x 19.3” (D)
Option for windowed side panel
The model we are reviewing comes with a
pre-cut side window. This is a $20 option, otherwise this case
would normally retail for $90.
Now for the features:
LCD/Light Module: Always-on (even system off) power
from VSB output. LCD Displays time, temperature, and HDD/System-on/off
Multi-Color Light: Auto mode - automatically change
colors every 2 seconds; Manual mode – manually choose and lock the
Temperature Sensor: 23” long wire sensor, placed
anywhere in the enclosure.
Chassis: All-Folded Edges to strengthen the
structure and keep from cutting fingers.
Bezel: Integrate Aluminum Stripe/film, Plexiglas,
painted/plated plastic, and LCD/Light Module with style.
Features are not bad at all, comes
pre-installed with an LCD panel that displays temperature readings
as well as the simple feature of telling the time. Reminds me
indiglo clock mod from a few weeks ago.
The front of the case is pretty sleek
with clear expansion bay covers.
At the bottom of the front bezel is the
front USB/FireWire/Mic/Headphone extension ports. More and
more cases are putting this feature in since it is incredibly
convenient. You can also see the front LCD panel, we'll get to
that later on.
Our sample came with a pre-modified
window complete with a clear blue 80mm fan in the middle.