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    Ultra Aluminus Case
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:10/11/2005 05:41.09
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: Jonnyguru reviewed the Ultra Aluminus PC Case and despite having some reservations about having a door over the drive bays gave the product an editors choice rating.

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    Conclusions

    I know I may sound like Ultra's bitch here (wasn't I Silverstone's bitch last month?) but I'm telling you... If you get the Ultra Aluminus case you WILL NOT be disappointed.  One thing I didn't like about the case is the fact that it has a door over the drive bays.  All of my cases in the past have been either Lian-Li or Enlight with their retro industrial appearance... I like that.  I don't tend to like doors over my drives.  But this case is so cool in so many ways that I'm wanting to buy one for my own build!  Who cares about the door?  But I will suggest to Ultra that they should consider making one without a door for Retro-Geeks like me.

    The other thing I didn't like about this case is the lack of a front USB.  Ultra will be including a 3.5" bay USB/Firewire/Front Audio device with the case.  They offered me a device similar to what they'd be including with the production version, but I think I'll just stick with the black, aluminum Silverstone version I have.

    So... Even though I'd like to take the score down because of the door, that's not really fair since the Dragon design is very popular... as are doors.  I'm just "different" I guess.  Only because of the lack of integrated front USB does this case get a 9.5.  For the removable motherboard tray, holes in the sides of the drive bays where you can snake cables, a vanity plate that covers the side of the drive bays, hard drive bays that allow you to install the hard drive one of two ways and a very large window that shows off how cool your cable job is... and the fact that the MSRP is only $99 w/o PSU (models will be available with a power supply) this case gets an SLCentral Editor's Choice Award.



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    1. Introduction
    2. Starting The Build
    3. Case Construction
    4. Drive Installation
    5. Power Supplies
    6. Final Build
    7. Conclusions

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