you have 2 side blowholes on the left side of the case. One
fans is mounted at the bottom of the case taking air in. The
other one is just above the CPU blowing the hot air from it
outside of the case.
case is part of AMK's "economic"
class of case. The basic price is 99 CA$ (around $70 US) for
the case, one fan and a 250W power supply. The OCD-33333 model
(with six fans) cost 169.99 CA$ (around $120 US). If you are
looking for a new case, pay them a visit. They have about 10
case models to choose from and each model as a couple of different
configurations. You can add fans or swap them for 120mm ones
if you like.
this case is excellent. Everything is just perfect except for
some minor airflow problems with 2 fans. I'll give it 9.5 for
it's performance. The price is simply unbeatable so I'll give
it a 10. Big thanks to AMK Computers
for the case. As always, feel free to send
me any comments or questions about the review.
feels kind of funny to make a review update but I really think
it needs to be done. After playing with this case a pretty long
time (see my case mod article Part1
I noticed a couple of flaws, which I did not mention in the
of all the side panels are sometimes frustrating to install
back in place. When you slide them back in, there are clips
all around the panel which need to be aligned properly to before
pushing it forward and locking it in place. If you often open
your case, this will get on your nerves.
is also a problem with the wheels. First you have to know that
this case is pretty thin for it's height. It's 24½" high (without
wheels) and only 7½" wide. The wheels are mounted on a pivot
that can rotate. If the wheels on both sides are places toward
the middle of the case, the base is only 4¼" wide. This can
cause serious stability issues, especially if the case is on
I learned that Apex,
the manufacturer of this case, use 250W Deer power supplies.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Deer power supply
brand, they are probably the worst power supplies on Earth.
If you really need a tower this big, you will certainly need
more then 250W of power for all those drive. And even though
the case has 12 drive bays, the retail Deer power supply only
has 4-molex connectors coming out of it. I didn't know that
since I got the case from AMK,
and they replace the power supply with a 300W.
all this doesn't mean the case sucks, far from that. If you
are short on cash but still need a full tower, this is your
best buy. But let's just say there are better cases out there.
I think I over rated it in the first place I think this needs
to be said. If you think it's a good idea, let
me know. If you think I'm a moron for not telling this in
the first place, go ahead and blast
- 10 Performance - 7 Overall
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