Spire Pininfarina Mid-Tower ATX Case
Published: 28th March 2007 | Source: Spire Coolers | Price: |Introduction
Spire are a fairly well known company among the overclocking community, and have a fair few years experience in manufacturing computer products. Their main focus is on the production of cooling solutions, power supplies and pc cases. They have offices all over the world with a head office based in the USA and factory facilities in China.
Today I will be looking at the Spire Pininfarina case. This new case is designed by the Italian design firm (Carozzeria Pininfarin) who you may recognise as the body manufacturers behind many of today’s cars. Their previous escapades include many cars, including the likes of Ferrari, Maserati and apparently played a part in designing the original Mini.
The box the case comes in is big. This was no disappointment however, as it meant that the protection housing the case was more than capable of keeping the case in perfect condition for its long hauls from factory to end user. It's protected by a big thick layer of shaped polystyrene on the top and bottom that holds it steady in the box and as with many cases now is also protected with a plastic wrapping to stop any scratches. On top of that, the Pininfarina has an adhesive backed plastic cover stuck over its flowing front, top and back.
The front design incorporates a large overview of the case and some small phrases advertising the case’s selling points, all under the Pininfarina title.
There was very little in the way of loose content that came with this case. Spire have taken the initiative to mount all the fans, mountings and screws into there correct housings before the case is shipped. All the front panel I/O connectors are also plugged into the chassis.
There is a small multi-language installation instruction booklet taped to the motherboard tray that outlines a few of the installation procedures for components in the case. This however, could have done with being a bigger instruction manual. As I had to dismantle certain parts of the case to find some of its more hidden tricks.