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As usual, we get our test rig for testing. We
shoved the following in the Schema case:
- IWill KK266 Motherboard
- AMD Athlon 1.4 @ 1.5
- Crucial PC133 256MB CL2
- eVGA GF2MX 32MB
- IBM DJNA 22GB HD
So my picture taking skills in the dark are a bit
lacking, but you get the jist of it.
The pictures are a bit darker than I
wished, but I wanted to see just how bright the CCFL could shine.
The LED bay bus worked nicely, even with the CCFL plugged into it.
I didn't wire up the front bezel LED at the time of the shot, so that's
off in the picture.
Let's get some temperatures of our test
rig. These were obtained using the temperature probe from Radio
Shack and our trusty CompuNurse
temp probe. CPU full load is just running RC5
for about 45 minutes, a few 3dMark
2001 benches and some rounds of Counter
AMD Tbird 1.4 Stock
AMD Tbird 1.4 @ 1.5
Temp. ~ 27C
Silver ATX Prof.
The temperatures definitely drop a bit with
these modifications. Its pretty obvious, throw more fans that move
more air into the case is usually a good thing. The
added bonus is the way the case is constructed. With the blowholes
to the addition of the handle, this makes for one kick ass portable rig.
Oh, one more thing. They've also got
one of the nicer looking case badges. The brushed aluminum fish
design is quite unique. It isn't exactly a major thing, but
something to see.
One downside is the price. I know a
lot of people will be complaining left and right about cash you need to
fork over for this piece of work. Keep in mind, this is a custom
case, which means that someone is taking your order and personally
working on it to fit your needs. So if you got the cheese and no
tools, this is next best thing. Why not get a case from a
professional? I sure would.
Thanks to the fine folks at Wahoo
Computers for sending us this sample. Before you go off and
start hammering us, keep in mind this is a unit made for us. So
your order may be a bit different depending on what you want. Just
thought I'd throw that one out .
- Great worksmanship on the cutting
- Blowhole/Fan construction is superb
- Easy to detach fans
- Custom fitted window design
- Stock fans still used for front and rear of case (no
- CCFL is hooked to baybus, not the cleanest way to wire it