Enlight Corporation has long
been known for some of the highest quality cases on the market. The AT-style Enlight 6680
is no exception.
Let’s see: the good. That’s not too hard to find
with this case. This case is designed for those who find themselves tinkering around with
the insides of the computer quite often. The case comes with drive rails, which when
attached to 5.25″ drives, such as CD-ROM’s, allow them to be slid in or out of the
case in a matter of seconds by simply pushing two tabs. No more do you have to take a few
minutes with a screwdriver to get a drive out.
Hard Drives can be mounted in the case’s hard
drive racks. Once screwed onto the drive, it allows you to simply slide the whole assembly
into the case and lock it in in a matter of seconds. This is good for hardware buffs, like
myself, who often switch hard drives according to different purposes. For me to switch
hard drives, I do not need any screwdrivers. Simply disconnect the cables, slide the drive
out, slide the new one, re-connect the cables, auto-detect the drive, and done! I’m using
The motherboard is mounted on a metal plate which
can be completely removed from the case. This is the answer for those tough upgrades using
cheaper cases where one had to try to cram a motherboard into the case. Now, remove the
mounting panel and install the motherboard outside, with plenty of moving space. Then the
plate simply gets latched in with a spring loaded handle. No screws.
Although this case is great for upgraders, it is
First, being an AT-style case, one runs into the
standard AT problem of being cramped for space in the area around the motherboard. With
all the ribbon cables bunched up in there, it is hard to do anything. Of course, it is
hard to blame Enlight for this. This is just one of those annoying features of the AT form
The method by which the case comes apart can be
daunting at first. The front cover is actually grabbed at the bottom and pulled off. And
this pulling is not always the easiest thing to do. Then each side comes off. That’s four
pieces of the case that must be removed to get to the inside. It can be a pain.
The 6680 also only has one space for a 3.5″
floppy drive. It has no LCD on the front of the case. The slot covers at the rear of the
case are screwless. While that sounds nice, they are quite daunting to get back into place
once removed. the traditional screwed slot covers are much easier.
For an AT case, this case is quite good. It is not
perfect, and it does depend on your habits and needs whether it is for you.
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