by Matthew Harris on February 3, 2006 in Mid-Tower
Ultra has recently released a new case called the Aluminus. It’s quite similar in design to their Wizard case, but it’s been amped up in every single way. This is not just a normal case anymore, they have pulled out all the stops. Let’s see how great Ultra can impress us this time!
Early last year, we took a look at Ultra’s Wizard case, which has similar styling to the case we are looking at today. It was a case with great styling and great airflow. By looking at the Aluminus, it’s really come a long way since the Wizard, I am so far impressed by the look of it. Let’s jump right in to the pictures!
The Aluminus arrived at my door in a doubled box, which had the retail packaging inside. The packaging includes shots of the case along with it’s various features and benefits.
Inside the box resides the case nicely packed in fitted foam end caps and covered by a large poly bag.
When you open the box though, you’re not looking at the top of the case, instead you’re looking at the case front, which you can see better from the comparison shot. We’ll see how this can be a problem in a second.
As seen here, the accessory box was hung from the drive cage. This caused quite a load on the area it was hanging from, the unsupported center of the cage, and eventually ripped the accessory box loose and spilled the drive mounts free. As you can see from the first picture, the case window is covered in a plastic film. Thankfully, it was covered on the inside as well because this saved the window from being damaged by the drive rails hitting it.