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COMPUTER CASES

Maxtop CSX-7788KEB-Win
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    2003-10-03

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    So in the land of Pre-Modded cases, what makes this Maxtop 7788 case any different from all the others you see listed on the web or at your local PC Store? Well for one as you will see later in the review is the time taken to mod this case. The blow/suck holes are cut perfectly and with out any dangerous edges. The Paint Job is good, and the quality of the window and how it was secured in the case makes this one stand out just a little more than others in the same price range.

    Manufacturer:

    Maxtop
    Product: Maxtop CSX-7788KEB-Win Case

    Price:

    USD$57

    Availability:

    NOW

    Reviewed By:

     Gene "Bustercaps" Shaw

    Review Date:

    May 2003

    Maxtop CSX-7788KEB-Win Case Review

     

     

    Who is Maxtop? Well here is a little information straight off their own webpage, before we get started...

     

    "Maxtop Technology Corporation is one of the leading PC and Rack mount chassis manufacturers in the world. Among the PC and Rack mount chassis, we also supply numerous other computer accessories, such as Case Fans, Mobile Racks, and Power Supplies."

     

    Introduction:

    So in the land of Pre-Modded cases, what makes this Maxtop 7788 case any different from all the others you see listed on the web or at your local PC Store? Well for one as you will see later in the review is the time taken to mod this case. The blow/suck holes are cut perfectly and with out any dangerous edges. The Paint Job is good, and the quality of the window and how it was secured in the case makes this one stand out just a little more than others in the same price range.

     

    Packaging:

    When you order a new case, you want it to show up at your doorstep in one piece and without any major damage correct? Well let me tell you, this one should make it through unharmed. But as we all have heard and experienced once or twice in our internet ordering, we never know what the UPS or FedEX guys do to these boxes before they arrive. Heck, for all we know some of them could be using our stuff to practice for their weekend Soccer League! Here is a few pics to show that the packaging should be more than sufficient.

     

           

     

    This thing was very well packaged!! You can even see the plastic wrap on the window and the front of bezel to prevent any type of scratches to the surface.

     

           

     

    First Impressions:

    The first impression is always the only impression right? Well that is what my mom always said. They only remember the first impression my son. With that said, I pulled this case out of the box and my first impression was like NOT BAD! Black, with a very unique design cut into the side of the case. The Silver and Black colors go pretty well together. The side blowhole is a nice addition to the window, and in the top Maxtop also added a blowhole. The main difference between the two blowholes is that the one on side of the case is a standard 80mm fan, while the one on top is a 92mm. A 92mm fan is not very standard as a top blowhole from most case manufacturers. The window, now that's a whole different story. Most, Pre-Modded case you buy will have the plain clear plexi-glass window added. Well this one is a little different, Maxtop took the time to add a tinted BLUE plexi-glass, which makes this side panel mod stand out that much more. Here are a few pics to show off what I am talking about.

     

           

    Now more on first impressions. This case is no where near as heavy as I thought it was going to be. With a Aluminum frame, this case was surprisingly light. And after removing the side panels, this thing weighed next to nothing. Man, sturdy and light! What else could you ask for. This is actually a mid-tower case that I wouldn't mind lugging to a Lan Party. While not the ideal case for it, the weight would make it bearable.

     

    Let's take a stroll through this case and check out what kind of room this puppy has. Now being a mid-tower case you would imagine that the room is not there for you. But this case has enough room to make any OC-Addict happy. Lets start off by saying that a few things inside this case didn't live up to my liking. Like for instance, the Hard Drive rack, Well it's not removable, no screws, this thing is pop riveted in, which make for tight work and having to remove both side panels to secure your hard drives. While that is a minor flaw, it still bugs me in this day and age that this was over looked. But one thing about it, they give you plenty-o-space as many hard drives as you need.

     

    Here is more of a look behind that inside rack of this case.....as you can see NO fans are included in the front intake slots.

       

     

     

    With some of the inside shots taken care of, lets have a look at back of the case and see what we are working with here. As you can see from the pics you have room to add two 80mm exhaust fan to the rear of this case, which are NOT included. Not a major pain, but I would have like to seen these fans come with the case. But hey I guess you can't get everything you want! Correct. Also, while I'm on the subject of fans and fan grills, I wish that some of these companies selling Pre-Modded case would take the time to cut out the fan covers and add in a few fan grills. It looks HELLA nicer and makes the fan work better while reducing fan noise....In time young grasshopper, In time!

     

         

    As you can tell from the shots above, a power supply is included in this case. Ok, so it's not an Antec or Enermax, but hey for under $52 at NewEgg with out the window mod and around $57 with a window mod.... how can you complain? This is a QMax 350Watt power supply, which should suffice the most common computer user.

     

    The front bezel of the case features a hideaway door, which hides two USB ports, 1 MIC input, and 1 Headphone jack. And if your motherboard supports these features I would suggest you use them, if for nothing other than convenience. These front ports really help if you're at a Lan Party and don't want to keep reaching around the back of your case or have to move it to unplug something. The cables for these are nicely labeled and are very well protected with its think plastic casing, Maxtop has even rounded the edges of the hole where these pass through, a very nice touch.

     

       

    Now that we've seen what we're in for, let's put some gear in this thing and mod it a bit eh?

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