A+ Case Monolize ATX Full Tower Case

Introduction, packaging, package and specification


NanoPoint are the parent company of A+. They produce a lot of nice equipment such as Tagan PSU's and IcyBox media enclosures. Today we're looking at the A+ Monolize ATX Case. With smooth black looks and two rather beastly fans on it it certainly looks an interesting proposition.

Black is my colour so I was rather interested when I had the chance to take a look at the Monolize.


The packaging on the Monolize is surprisingly understated and wouldn't be a stand out on the shelves. However, seeing as most of the trade for A+ is to be done on virtual shelves I don't think the external packaging will be an issue.

monolize packaging

monolize packaging 2

Internally the case is packed up nice and tight with plastic surrounding the case to stop scratches in transit and foam to stop and dents. Top marks to A+.

case packaging

You shouldn't have trouble with a damaged case from all but the most unreliable courier company, which is reasurring.


Cases don't tend to come with much but A+ have done a good job sliding in a few little extra's.

extras monolize

Drive bay rails include plentiful supply of floppy, HDD and Optical drive bay rails. Additional are a few zip-ties and a sticky zip-tie clip. Screws and a few other extra's are added as well as a pretty cool little container to store all the spares (see next page). Pretty sweet all in all. The manual is very basic but does the job.


Taken from NanoPoint's website:

Special Features

World record: Special brand-new cooling system with two blue Illuminated 250 mm fans in the left side door

Separate adjustable (speed) 250 mm fans, also with separate on/off switch function

Blue illuminated Aplus logo in front with on/off switch

Up to 13 disk drives can be mounted inside the case

ATX and extended ATX main boards fit inside

Easy drive mounting with 26 screw less rails

Easy installation of the PCI cards with clip system

4 knurled screws on the back for easy opening the case

Manual comes in English, German and French languages

In accordance with RoHS

Tech data

Amount 5¼"-Bays: 5× external
Amount 3½"-Bays: 2× external, 7× internal
Fancontroller: +
Fan (included): 2
Fan (optional): 1 x 80 mm, 92 mm or 120 mm in the Rear
Airfilter (included): -
Interfaces: +x USB 2.0, +x Firewire, -x Audio
Supported Mainboards: Standard ATX, extended ATX (12"x13"), MP Dual CPU
Name: CS-Monolize
Iconnumber: 10747
Material Case-Chassis > 1mm SECC
EAN-Code: 4250078102120

Logistical Data

Nett dimensions: 240 x 545 x 565 (mm)
Gross dimensions: 310 x 640 x 600 (mm)
Nett weight: 11,78 (kg)
Gross weight: 13,98 (kg)
Packing unit: 1 (pcs)
Minimum order quantity: 1 (pcs)
Contents of 1 carton: 1 (pcs)
Weight of 1 pallet: 200 (kg)
Quantity of 1 pallet: 14 (pcs)
WEEE Registration #: WEE/KH0083UX
Country of Origin: Taiwan

The specs looks pretty decent and with two simply massive 25cm fans on the case it certainly has a good set of lungs.
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Most Recent Comments

11-09-2007, 16:18:12

Very well written review, Kemp.. As always!

Looks as though it is a nice case.

Loving the Monster fans!Quote

11-09-2007, 16:31:40

Meh, not a case for me. Not on the external looks either.

But I`m over 35, so I have an excuse.

In all seriousness tho, the internals of the case closely resemble the Thermaltake XaserII I have laying empty next to me. The lower drive area has been rotated and rejigged, but even looking at the front - it has the same pinching insertion things u stick to u`r devices. (the XaserII comes with a temp and fan control that fits into the top 5.25 bay, which I removed cos I never got it working >.< )

Those pci blank plate things are a pita without the top piece thing, good to see the inclusion of that to the spec.

Looks like a copy to me. Pretty darn heavy solid metally case ?Quote

11-09-2007, 17:25:44

Would you like some case with your fans Quote

12-09-2007, 08:09:12

Would you class it as heavy? If adding front and rear fans brought cpu coolingness up to scratch I would deffo consider this as a tj05 replacement Quote

12-09-2007, 13:11:06

Yes it is heavyQuote

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