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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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Performance:

To see if computer components would fit inside like a worn-in golf glove or rather an unpleasant mitten, we installed the following parts inside this Logisys sample case:

Hardware Components
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 530 (3.0GHz)
Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY UT 915P-T12
Memory: 1 x 512MB Mushkin PC4000
Graphics Card: Sapphire X300SE
Hard Drives: Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM
Optical Drives: Lite-On 52x32x52 CD-RW
Add-On Devices: RT2400 802.11g WiFi Card
Power Supply: Logisys Pitbull 500
Software Components
Operating System: FedoraCore3


Initially, we refrained from installing UV CCFLs until we had looked at the system in action with no lights, but afterwards we placed two 12" UV CCFLs inside the case for the full UV reactive experience. No problems were encountered when installing any of the components, except for as we mentioned previously, the lack of a motherboard tray that is due to the acrylic case. We did notice a lack of long screws, if you're going to be using all of the drive bays.

When the system was running with no lights active, we were fond of its see-through unique appearance. However, what was more exciting was when the UV lights were switched on.

Unfortunately, the four included fans aren't LED equipped. Equipping LED fans rather than UV fans would've possibly improved the appearance even more.

Conclusion:

Overall, Logisys has managed to stun us all with their acrylic clear case offering. The case is currently available in red, blue, and green - to match anyone's color tastes. For being composed of acrylic, the case was very well built with thick acrylic and precise manufacturing. Nevertheless, there were a couple of flaws we spotted. It would have been nice if all of the fan grills were identical, for a uniform appearance. In addition, if the fans were LED supported, the appearance could've improved even more. Some of the other minor flaws included the lack of a motherboard tray and number of screws required to gain access to the inside. Even so, this is a very nice looking case, especially when equipped with UV lighting.

Pros:

Thick acrylic
Large
4 x 80mm fans
Drive bays
UV reactive
Colored

Cons:

Lack of included screws
Screws required to remove side panel
Fan grills
No motherboard tray

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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