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By Norman Tan [04.26.05]
Manufactured by: Thermaltake


Motherboards, PCI slots and fans.. oh my!

The PCI slots were completely tool less and cards would simply snap in place with the flip of a theory that is. In practise, getting the cards into place was a snap, but getting them out was inconvenient due to the way that the slots would catch on the plastic. The way that the Shark did is was MUCH better.

The thing I liked about this case is that there is a lot of room to fit everything. As you can see, with an ATX board, there is plenty of space available for even E-ATX boards for those of you with duallies. The airflow in this case is handled nicely with the 120mm exhaust fan as well as the intake fan for the hard drives. As with all Thermaltake cases, they light up blue!

The hard drives are not quite installed in this picture, but it gives you a good sense of how things will fit. One thing that readers are likely to pick up on is a lack of a removeable motherboard tray. In this case, it's not practical because this case has the unique ability to be converted to a BTX case (with a conversion kit of course) so the omission is understandable.

Finally, if the airflow provided by the three fans already installed, users have the choice of installing another one in the top of the case to help expell even more hot air.

So what did I think of the case? Read on to find out!

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