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ThermalRock Dragon Aluminum Case

Manufacturer: ThermalRock
Supplied by: ThermalRock
Street Price: $125

by Dean Barker (1/31/2005)

 

Introduction

ThermalRock is a new player to the field of computer case and accessory manufacture.  Being around less than a year, they are causing quite a stir with some of their wares.  One of these products is their Dragon case which we are fortunate enough to have on the bench today.  Showing many of the same features as the high end ThermalTake cases, ThermalRock is packing quality and practicability into a package with a reasonable price tag.  So without delay or fanfare, let's jump head first into ThermalRock's Dragon case and see how deep its beauty is.

Specifications

  • Observed Dimensions: 584 x 473 x 205mm

  • Observed Weight: 8 kg

  • Construction: Aluminum

  • Drive Bays: (5) exposed 5.25”, (2) exposed 3.5”, (3) hidden 3.5”

  • Expansion slots: (7)

  • M/B Type: Standard ATX, Micro ATX and Extended ATX (Dual CPU)

  • Top Mounted Access Ports: Firewire port, speaker and mic jack

  • Cooling: Front mounted 80mm case fan; Rear mounted 90mm case fan; Side mounted 90mm case fan (x2); Top mounted 80mm case fan

  • Window: Yes

  • Power Supply: Optional

  • Available Colors: Silver with Blue louvered bezel, Black with Silver louvered bezel and Red trim

A look around

ThermalRock's Dragon is offered in two color schemes.  Black with a silver louvered bezel and red trim or Silver with a blue louvered bezel as shown below.  The look is immediately distinctive and sets itself apart from the rest of the field of midtower cases available today.

The louvered bezel gets your attention and keeps it.  The more I looked at these lengthwise solid aluminum fins the more I liked them.  Aside from being stylish, ThermalRock didn't get carried away here.  Some cases with solid aluminum bezel doors end up being too heavy from excess metal.  Not here.  The ThermalRock Dragon's door felt firm and solid but decidedly not overweight.

  


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