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MGE XG Dragon Case Review
By: Rich Smith
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    Table of Contents:
  • MGE XG Dragon Case Review
  • Specs
  • Inside the box
  • Inside the case
  • Installing the motherboard
  • In go the components and the video card
  • The power supply
  • Closing it up
  • Bonus! A Mod Kit!
  • Wrapping it up

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    MGE XG Dragon Case Review - In go the components and the video card

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    In go the components

    At this point, there was not much left to add to the computer.  I needed a cdrom, a hard drive, and a video card.

    The Dragon case has 10 slots, separated into 3 distinct zones.  The first zone is the 5.25" zone, which is good for installing up to 4 cdroms and other large devices.  The second zone is the floppy zone, where you can install up to 2 floppy devices.  The first two zones have bay covers on the front of the case, so all 6 slots could use devices that can be access from the front.  The final zone is the hard drive zone, where you can install up to 4 3.5" hard drives.

    This case included custom tool-less mounting brackets.  There are enough for each zone to fill each available slot.  Hereís a shot of me getting ready to secure my cdrom.

    Once your drive is lined up, you just push in and turn to lock your component into place.  I did this for my cdrom and harddrive, and was ready to move onto the video card.

    The video card

    The Dragon case and power supply are PCIe ready.  This is a good thing, since I have a PCIe video card to go in here.  My card does not, however, need the additional power direct from the power supply, so I did not need to use that power lead.

    As listed in the specs, this case has a tool-less system for your add-on cards as well.  As you add cards to your system, you slide a clamp up to install/remove, and then back down to secure them in position.  Heres a couple shots of the tool-less clamp open and closed.

    To be honest, when I installed my PCIe video card, I could not get the tool-less system to properly secure the card.  When I put pressure on the card from the outside, as I had to in order to attach a monitor, the card would move around too much for comfort.  Based on this fact, I actually removed the complete tool-less part from the case and used a standard slot screw to hold my video card in place.  Itís nice that MGE thought to leave the screw holes available for such a purpose.

    Now that everything was ready to be hooked together, I thought I would focus on the power supply for a few moments. 

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