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Logisys Assembled UV Red Acrylic Case

Michael Larabel

Published on 14 January 2005
Written by Michael Larabel
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Examination:

Unlike many of the other cases where the drive covers simply snap out of the case, the Logisys Clear case requires two screws, one screw on each side of the cover, to be removed in order for the drive cover to fall off. Towards the bottom of the case is the 80mm intake fan with the stylish blade fan grill. Beneath this fan are two audio jacks along with two USB ports, while off to the right hand side are the power and reset switches.


On the side of the case, we see two more 80mm intake fans. Unfortunately, we noticed two weaknesses with these fans, both of which were minor. One of the downfalls was the overall location. With the fan intakes being more towards the front rather than the rear, the fans are pointed towards the Southbridge rather than the expansion cards, which would assist greater in cooling the graphics card(s). Another item we took note of was the fan grill. While on the front of the case is a stylish blade fan grill, on the two side fans are just standard generic fan grills, with no real appearance bonus. Unfortunately, the side panel is a bit more cumbersome to remove/install than other non-acrylic cases. Nine screws need to be removed in order to gain access to the innards of the case. However, this compares nowhere to the fourteen thumbscrews needed for the MountainMods U2-UFO line of cases.


At the rear of the case, we see an 80mm exhaust fan with a generic fan grill. When looking at the PSU slot, we get a better understanding for exactly how thick this acrylic is. Seven expansion slots can be found at the rear.


After removing all of the screws for the side panel, we were finally able to work on the insides of the magnificent looking case. Unfortunately, no tool-less or removable features are found with the CS888UVRD, as one would expect from a see through case as it would dampen the attractive appearance. Thick acrylic is used throughout the drive bays, so the longer than normal screws are a must when mounting the drives. With the lack of a motherboard tray, all of the optical drives should be installed prior to mounting the motherboard, as the opposing side panel needs to be removed in order to mount the drive on both sides. With four 5.25" external, two 3.5" external, and six 3.5" internal bays there should be no complaints of not having enough room to store all of your drives.


Another pleasant feature was a ribbon cable for all of the front panel switches and LEDs. This ribbon cable decreases the amount of cable clutter slightly.

The overall workroom inside the Logisys pre-assembled case is rather inviting with its size, user-friendly design, and no PSU support bars that often make it a pain when installing a PSU inside of your current computer. The only sad comment we have to report about the insides, was the requirement of removing the motherboard in order to work on the opposite side of the case, when removing/installing drives and/or routing cables.


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