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Chenming Aluminum ATX-602 Enclosure Review - Interior ~ continued

Many of you have enjoyed the looks and usefulness of the Chenming ATX-601AE enclosure over the years. For those not aware of the manuafacturer, this includes the Chieftec Dragon and the Antec 1030 and 1080 series boxes. Chenming has decided to update their award-winning case and has come out with their ATX-602 series enclosure. It is time to take off the gloves and see whether it has anything new to bring to the table or is just a blast from the past.

| Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 22, 2004 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%      Manufacturer: Chenming USA

 

FINALLY!

 

After ages of having to suffer with no removable motherboard tray, the big brother finally comes through with just this very thing. While the case is very roomy inside, it just can't overcome the convenience of taking out a simple motherboard tray and mounting the board into place as well as some of the primary components. If you'll take note of the two thumbscrews located at the top of the tray, we'll go ahead and remove them and see what we're left with.

 

 

There we go. Now isn't this a much easier way to mount the mainboard, processor and HSF?

 

The tray handles normal brass standoffs for use with all popular sizes of motherboard, to include mATX. This means that even if your system is a bit dated, you'll still have no problems installing the system. It is backwards compatible to AT standards.

 

 

Just to make a note regarding cooling, this case comes standard with just the two rear fan mounts occupied. If you're running a docile rig this will work fine, but if you're going to be housing a powerhouse system you'll want to fill up those two front slots as well.

 

 

 

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