by Greg King on January 16, 2006 in Full-Tower
ASYS is a newcomer in the computer tower market, but their Freedom case is a great way to make a name for themselves. It’s packed with functionality and very well built. Let’s take a look and see if it has what it takes to battle with the big boys.
The panel is gone. Revel in the spacious goodness. What the hell is that giant black piece? in that case?!?
That black piece is a brace for long PCI cards. The thing is removable and on a swivel. You can close this down on your video cards and the foam on the inside of the piece will rest firmly against your card to keep it from wobbling around. More than likely this isn’t a problem in anyone’s cases but perhaps it will provide some of you with a bit more state of mind when you are trying to protect your high end, high dollar video card. This is not something that I care about so it will not be used in the future for me.
One of the features of this case that I am interested in is the removable motherboard tray. This is something that I have never had and am excited to get into the guts of this case and see how nice this feature is. Another feature of this case is the ability to switch it from a standard ATX case to the yet to be widely accepted BTX form factor. All one needs to do is switch the back fan plate from the right side of the case on the back to the left side and follow suit with the I/O plate. This is something that is a nice extra but I could care less about. I do not own a BTX motherboard and I really don’t have any plans to in the future. Am I being closed mined? Perhaps but I don’t care. I loves me some ATX action and that’s where I am staying!
There is a cool feature on the bottom of this case that I have to show off. There are 10 blue LED lights on the bottom of the case and a small dial on the inside of the case that will allow you to speed up or slow down the movement of the LED’s. I honestly can’t wait to see how this looks when I have it all hooked up.
This is the housing at the bottom of the case. Underneath this lies the blue LED lights and I am excited to see what this looks like when lit up.