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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



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