my system building days there was a genuine fondness
for Chieftec enclosures. While not as tank-like in
their construction as some of the more expensive Antec
cases, the Chieftecs always seemed to be designed
with innovative features created to make system assembly
quicker and easier. It was almost as if the head designer
had spent a few years assembling systems themselves
and knew what a soul-destroying task in can be and
what kind of little aids could ease the build.
days though it takes more than a few gimmicks thrown
inside a boring case to attract a user's hard-earned
cash. Cosmetics have never been so important and case
makers are having to dig deep to keep their designs
fresh without adding vastly to the price. A task made
all the more difficult when so many cases today are
designed and manufactured in Asia where tastes vary
just about as much as they possibly can from those
in the west.
seen all kinds of cases hit the market over the past
couple of years. We've seen Bubble Lamps and LED fans,
demonic designs and Aluminium curves, automotive class
paint finishes and anodised interiors. Nothing quite
so flamboyant today though as we take a look at the
relatively unspectacular looking BX03.
Jane or seething sex kitten? Let's chat it up and
PSII PSU or PSII Redundant PSU.
with 4 x 90 mm + 2 x 80 mm fans.
screws for 5.25" CD-ROM installation.
Bay: 4 x 5.25" + 2 x 3.5" FDD. 6 x 3.5" HDD.
1.00 mm SECC steel.
shielding for different card.
Disk installed by patent rails.
PCI card clipper for fixing.
spring design for anti-vibration.
the way, I'm still not sure what the relationship
between all these case companies is so if you can
fill me in please drop me an email.
As you can see for yourself from these links, the
company details for Chieftec
are the same so this is presumably about who markets
what and where. Antec's product line also includes
many cases also sold and seemingly made by Chieftec/Chenming,
then there's Uneec
which seem to be a Chenming brand.
enough already! Let's see some pictures!