A+ Case El Diablo ATX Case
A little over a week ago Nanopoint contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing a case manufactured by A+ Case. As was mentioned in our recent review of the Black Pearl WCR, the A+ Case company are “part of the MaxPoint group who are also responsible for well known companies such as Tagan and Icybox”. I’ve been a PC enthusiast for a few years and know that both Tagan and Icybox have well respected product lines, so naturally my expectations were raised. A+ Case are rapidly developing a reputation for building quality cases across the budget spectrum, a number of their cases have become synonymous with “extreme” solutions in case cooling. Read on and you’ll see exactly where I’m coming from.
The case arrived in a double-skinned cardboard box. The box is adorned with images of the case and references to the case’s specifications.
As the images below suggest, El Diablo is a well protected beast with substantial styro-foam inserts used to protect the case from over-zealous couriers. The inserts also help to reduce the possibility of damage in the event of a sharp object piercing the box. As you can see, there is a good couple of inches space either side of the case sides.
As shown below, the case also comes supplied with a small accessories box which includes: tool-free drive rails, motherboard mounting screws, assorted screws, an I/O panel, rubber fan mounts, a case speaker and some relatively basic instructions.
A+ Case market the case as follows:
- High quality front panel with integrated blue illuminated Apluslogo and 200 mm fan with separate adjustment respectively ON/ OFF switches for both fans
- Variable adjustable 280 mm fan in side panel to cool down all components perfectly
- Up to 12 disk drives can be mounted inside the case
- Easy drive mounting with screw less rails
- Easy installation of the PCI cards with clip system
- In accordance with RoHS
Measuring in at 260 x 540 x 600mm (WxHxD) the case isn't as tall as some full tower cases but, due to the diameter of the intake fan, the case is relatively wide.
Full specs. can be downloaded from here.
Lets move onto the next page and see how the case looks outside of the box.