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Custom Chenming 601 Case

Product sample provided by: Coolerguys
Date posted: 06/03/01

Introduction

For several years now the folks at Coolerguys have been picking popular cases and then fitting them with extra fans and other accessories such as window kits, thumb screws and fan grills. Recently Coolerguys decided to modify a very successful case created by a company named Chenming. Coolerguys are not the only ones to have recognized the value of using this case. Do the names Antec or Alienware mean anything to you? Now let us take a closer look at this case and see what features set it apart from the competition.

Specifications and Features

Here is the product information shown on Coolerguys website. Please note that a power supply is not included.

Screw less, lockable side cover for convenience and security
Sliding, external drive assembly
Tool-free internal drive bays for convenient assembly
Ability to install up to 5 quick changeable fans
Fits most of the motherboards on the market including 12"w X 13"L Tyan boards and similar large boards.
EMI shielding designed to support FCC requirements

- Easy Off sliding lock handle
- 2 medium speed fans in rear
- 2 high speed 92mm fans on side
- Standard large "L" shaped window kit
- 1 80mm medium speed fan in front
- 8.1"W x 20.6"H x 18.6"D
- 205mm W x 522mm H x 473mm D
- Fits ATX motherboards up to 12"W x 13"L
- (305mm W x 330mm L)
- Lots of Drive space:
- Four 5.25" drives exposes
- Two 3.5" drives exposes
- Four x 3.5" internal HDD bays hidden
- Completely rounded edges for safety
- ATX style case

How it looks

Cooling and aesthetics are the two main reasons for case modifications. The large "L" shaped window adds immensely to the look of this case. The styling of the case itself is also very up to date and appealing. Alienware makes some of the sleekest and fastest PCs in the world and they build their systems using this case, that should tell you something about the quality and style.

 
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