Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,435 Reviews & Articles | 54,576 News Posts Z-Black Windowed Case Review

By: Mike Wright | Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 13, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Extreme Cases





Overall, I'll have to say that I'm rather impressed. Sure, there are much better cases out there, but not in a price range anything close to this one. For a retail price of US$69.99, you get an aluminum enclosure that is pre-modified and includes a 420 watt power supply. I've seen other so-called budget cases with no PSU coming in at the same price, so you're already getting a good deal. Now take into consideration the lighting effects already in place, the solid mid-tower size and the LED blazing on the front cover and you have a pretty good deal on your hands.


Of course everything isn't all roses, but again, we're talking about a budget box here. I will, however, jump upon the soapbox again and state that four Molex connectors is simply too few! Even without adding more fans to the front of the case I had to dig up a splitter just to make things work right.


Bottom line...For those looking for a very workable enclosure that goes beyond the drab beige cases of yesterday, there are several options available. But for those who have a budget to consider, there are few alternatives that can match, yet alone beat, this Z-series case. You get a high level of quality along with a power supply and features that make this a value that may be just too good to pass up.


- Pros


Exceptional price/value


Aluminum construction


Unique window design


420 watt PSU included


Lighting mods already in place


- Cons


PSU only has four Molex connectors


Will need to add additional front fans


Rating - 9/10



    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!