second case I'll be looking at from the guys over at AOne
Distribution is a very different beast to the COLORS-it
media-based chassis I reviewed yesterday.
by HEC Group, Compucase Enterprise Company Ltd, a company
which started life as Wei Shun Enterprises way back in '91,
COMPUCASE are huge suppliers to the OEM sector as well as
supplying under their own brand name.
their Taiwanese roots, there's a definite western flavour
to many of COMPUCASE's chassis, and it certainly makes you
wonder about the make-up of their design team.
there are several high-end cases in their portfolio, COMPUCASE
are perhaps best known for their value-for-money cases,
and though it's a personal thing I have to admit to a fondness
for many of their case designs at this price point.
candidate is another case sorely in need of a name rather
than a model number, is the 6C29-BUF. Having a name rather
than a number may seem like a trivial thing but have you
heard of a WaveMaster? If so have you heard of a TAC-T01?
Probably not, but a TAC-T01 is a WaveMaster, it's just that
nobody knows it by its model number. Therefor I'm unofficially
naming this case the "Artisan" as a protest. Why?
Because I can ;)
getting back on track, let's do the specs:
Compliant side panel
size ATX M/B application to meet Intel P4 & AMD
or one-side-screwed design for 5.25" and 3.5" devices
and latch on side cover for security
and Audio in front panel
Lockable ATX Midi Tower
Prescott Compliant side panel
Open, Top Bay Reserved for Control Set
Open, 4 Hidden
/ Micro ATX
(L x W x H)
x 190 x 410
- 8/9cm fan in the front or backplane
x USB, Audio ports
(Headphones and Mic)
NET, 6.6kg Gross
Slots: 7 Slots
Material: 0.6mm Thickness
thing I need to draw your attention to is the "Prescott
Compliant side panel" statement. What exactly is a
"Prescott Compliant side panel "?
not go into the minutia, you know what control-freaks Intel
can be, so instead here's a quick graphical summary direct
from Intel's info sheet.
thing to keep in mimd is that in order to comply to these
specs, not only must you have a compliant case, you must
also have the fan on your CPU drawing air in from the top
and exhausting it downwards towards the CPU.
dive in and grab a look at the case itself: