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Sky Hawk USA Jupiter Case Review - Specifications & Features

So you want an aluminum case but you don't have the time or skills to modify it properly. What are you to do? Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Sky Hawk Jupiter Case. It offers an aluminum construction, factory mods and some other items that make it an intriguing enclosure. But of course, we'll also be looking at it's cooling potential and everything else that we can think of. Come see if this is the case for you!

| Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 28, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: Sky Hawk USA

Specifications

 

All righty then, first off we'll want to know just what we're getting ourselves into here. After all, the if a design can't fulfill our immediate storage needs, then there is no sense going any further, is there? But fear not, the Jupiter case, though seemingly small in stature, has ample storage to handle most any needs where peripherals are concerned. Here is what we've got for you:

 

Material: 1.0 mm anodized Aluminum Alloy resisting dust & fingerprint.

 

Coating: Hardness scale 3, protecting from scratch

 

Front Jacks: USB 2.0, Microphone, Earphone, IEEE1394

 

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 thumbscrews

 

Motherboard: ATX or Micro ATX

 

Dimension: 7.9" (W) x 16.2" (H) x 19.3" (D)

 

Features

 

Now that we have a rough idea what the case is like and what it can hold, what else can we expect from this little toy?

 

LCD/Light Module: Always-on (even system off) power from VSB output. LCD displays time, temperature, and HDD/System-on/off status.

 

Multi-Color Light: Auto mode - automatically change colors every 2 seconds; Manual mode - manually choose and lock the colors.

 

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.

 

Packing: Polyethylene (PE) foams, better protection from damage in shipping.

 

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