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Sunbeamtech UFO Acrylic Desktop Case

Manufacturer: Sunbeamtech
Supplied by: Sunbeamtech
Street Price: $82

by Dean Barker (5/4/2007)



Introduction

Sunbeamtech has breathed new life into the 'been there done that' acrylic case market.  We've all seen the clear or UV reactive tower cases made by Sunbeamtech and others which continue to get a large draw but there's only so much that can be done to make a clear tower case different.  Taking a novel idea and going one step further is what Sunbeam has done with their UFO case.  An acrylic walled chassis but in desktop form.  Well, more like double decker desktop form.  Today, thanks to Sunbeamtech we have their Clear Acrylic UFO case up on deck for a look see.  (pun intended).  As always, let’s start with the specs.

Specifications

  • Observed Dimensions: 368 x 286 x 294mm

  • Observed Weight: 3.9 kg

  • Construction: Acrylic

  • Drive Bays: (2) 5.25”, (2) Internal 3.5”

  • Expansion slots: (7)

  • M/B Type: Standard ATX and Micro ATX

  • Front Mounted Access Ports: USB 2.0 (x2), speaker and mic jack

  • Cooling: Front case fan mounting for 120mm, Rear case fan mounting for 120mm

  • Window: Yes - everywhere

  • Available Colors: Clear or UV Reactive Blue

Packaging/What you get

Normally we don't get into packaging here but the Sunbeam UFO is an exception.  The UFO case is actually a DIY kit that requires assembly due to the delicate nature and tendency of fragile things to crack if bounced too much on a UPS truck.  To avoid this, Sunbeam ships the case in a flat and well padded box as you can see below which all but negates the most reckless of butter finger delivery carriers.

  

Opening things up we find multiple sheets of four and six millimeter thick clear acrylic panels.  These came out of the well packed box in picture perfect condition.  A big-big thumbs up to the packaging.  Also in the box was all the necessary hardware to affix these sheets together to construct the UFO case.  The included white gloves are so you can do so without leaving fingerprints everywhere in the process.


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