by Ben Blumenthal on April 26, 2006 in Mid-Tower
Are you sick of having a computer case that doesn’t make much of a statement? Do you want your room to look like something straight out of a gamer’s den? Logisys realizes that some of you do, so they make clear acrylic cases to fit your needs.
I was very impressed with the fit and finish of the rear PCI slot covers. They did line up perfectly with my slots on the motherboard, and were also done in a chrome finish… a nice small touch.
Here’s the finished product. (Yes, the side is on.)
Cable management is a bit of an issue, for reasons stated earlier. I finally decided that no matter what I tried, it wasn’t going to look great, so I just went for an approach that would create a minimum of air flow disturbance. Zip ties are an essential for any builder. I just tried to keep them all as close to the motherboard as possible, and out of the way of the front intake fan’s airflow. Here is a closer look at why hiding extra cables behind the motherboard will not work:
And some pictures of it in the dark, fully assembled.
Not too bad, and not near as "ricey" as I was expecting. I will figure out how to use my camera more effectively in the future! It is actually brighter than this, but again, not overpowering. I do like the "ripple effect" that the front fan gives the hard drive cage, because of the thicker acrylic sections.