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Sunbeamtech 9-Bay Acrylic Case

Manufacturer: Sunbeamtech
Supplied by: Sunbeamtech
Price: $75

by Steve West and Jeremy Lawrence (4/01/2008)

 

Introduction

Time and time again, Sunbeam has proven itself a worthy manufacturer in the PC case market.  Through experience, they know that there are many points to making a solid chassis.  Today, we're taking a look at the Sunbeamtech 9-bay Acrylic Case to see how well they hit the mark.  We'll be checking out the overall design and getting down to the nitty-gritty as well. Let's start with some specs.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 455 x 470 x 230mm

  • Construction: Acrylic

  • Drive Bays: (9) Configurable 5.25" / 3.5" & 3x 3.5" HDD Cage

  • Expansion Slots: 7

  • M/B Type: Standard ATX Only

  • Front Mounted Ports: (2) USB 2.0, Speaker and Microphone

  • Cooling: Supports 5x 120mm Fans and 1x 80mm Fan

  • Window: Yes - Clear

  • Available Colors: Transparent, UV Reactive Blue

What you get

First off, the packaging was a little shocking.  The box was much too small to contain a full size case.  Right off, this means we're going to have to put the whole thing together.  Dean explains why.

"Acrylic cases near universally come in kit form.  This is for two reasons: it is less expensive to ship these smaller kit packages and it also minimizes the risk of the item being damaged in transit."

     

The assembly looks like it's going to be a blast with all these parts.  The Sunbeamtech Acrylic case comes with loads of screws. Each type is labeled and placed in a separate bag, which is nice. Inside the box are individually wrapped panels, and a set of cloth gloves is included to keep us from putting our nasty fingerprints on the panels. The kit also included 3x 120mm Blue LED fans to go with the "Core Fan" cooling system which we'll discuss in detail here in a few. All this is explained in a set of directions that includes diagrams of assembly as well as diagrams of the package contents.

        


NEXT

Pg 1 - Introduction & Packaging
Pg 2 - Components & Assembly
Pg 3 - Additional Features
Pg 4 - Final & Conclusion

 


 



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