PSR5601 Aluminium Case
by David, 16 March 2003
are becoming mainstream among casual and enthusiast computer users
alike. We have multiple brands and makes of aluminum cases, more
notably Lian Li and Coolermaster, who are two of the biggest names
in the aluminum case industry. Contrary to what PR and marketing
people have to say about the benefits of having an aluminum case,
they don't really do anything for case cooling. On the contrary,
I feel that aluminum cases are good simply because of their weight.
Aluminum frames weigh a fraction of similarly configured steel cases,
making it less of a back breaking job lugging your uber-machine
to the nearest LAN party. The cooling properties of aluminum cases
most probably was a side result of a properly designed interior,
with a sufficient amount of fans in the proper places for optimum
Group is a case manufacturer that has included aluminum cases
into their lineup. They have a significant number of different models
available, and were very kind to drop one by the 8BallsHardware
labs for testing, specifically the PSR5601 case. Here's a short
blurb about Skyhawk:
Hawk is one of the most renowned manufacturers and distrbutors of
computer products in Greater China. After years of untiring efforts,the
Group has become an eminent supplier of the most complete line of
computer and server peripherals in the region and has devloped a
wide range of other products for its customers. Apart from the manufactrue
of premium computer peripherals ,it also focuses on developing and
manufacturing the IPC networking server barebone system, which comprises
server cabinet, fast ethernet switch, KVM switch, IPC chassis, UPS,
redundant power supply, hot swap mobile rack, patch panel and cable
connector. In addition, via introducing state-of-the-art technologies,the
Group is able to provide total solution to its customers.
are some quick specifications on the PSR5601, taken from the Skyhawk
- The series
PSR is applicable to Personal Computer,PC server system and so
- 6 x 3.5'
- 4 x 5.25'
485 x 200 x 410(D x W x H)
- Power supply:
- PCI reinforcement
bar for firmness
- Thumb screws
easy for disassemble
- Fans on both
front and rear for the air flow circulating thoroughly
- Front panel
with multi-media/USB/IEEE1394 modular ports (optional)
I'd like to
thank Skyhawk for providing the review case.
The box that
came was about the size of your standard mid-tower casing box. Inside,
the casing is well protected by ample amounts of styrofoam padding..
No worries about damage here, folks, Skyhawk takes care of their
packages pretty well.
the case was a box of extras. There was an ATX backplate, an extension
wire for the power LED, as well as a bag containing miscellaneous
screw of different sizes as well as brass motherboard standoffs
and plastic motherboard standoffs.
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