Maxtop (www.maxtop.com) is a company which markets a line of PC cases which spans all tastes and applications. In the past, I have reviewed their CSX-7788KE case, which is catered to those with a wild streak. It’s included front bezel lights and side window made it a case for those who like something different than the regular beige box. But, Maxtop carries a line of cases, from the Legacy case which is pretty close to your typical case, to some more cutting edge designs. They also get into rackmount servers, case mod equipment, etc.
Recently, Maxtop was nice enough to send PC Mechanic their Signature Series IV, also called the CSX-147K. First, the specs (direct from Maxtop):
- Name: Signature Series Type IV CSX-147K (B/G) F-TOP
- Type: Mid Tower PC
- Dimensions: 17”H x 8”W x 18.5”D
- Drive Bays: 4+2+4
- Incl. PSU: 350W
- Front Ports: USB(x2), sound card (Top)
- Fan Mounts: 92×1, 80×3
- Colors: Black, Gray
- Accessories: Side Window, Lighting
- Features: Top Handle, Stealth Fan, Convenience Ports
As we mentioned in our review of the CSX-7788, Maxtop cases are really incredible deals. With that case, Maxtop included a few additional extras for the purposes of our review, but leaving that out, the case was still a great deal, with an included power supply and a decent case to boot. The CSX-147K is no exception. The case, as noted in the specs, comes with a Qmax 350 watt power supply. This is extremely convenient. The case also comes with a bunch of other useful hardware:
- Power cord (as you might expect)
- Second set of beige drive bay covers. The case has a black set of covers pre-installed, but they include a second set of beige covers. I don’t know why they are beige, which does not match this black case at all, but it is still a nice touch.
- A set of case feet (not pre-installed)
- Your usual bag of screws and washers
- A board mounted piezo speaker (I’m not sure why they did not just put a pre-installed PC speaker on the case itself, but at least one is included in the package)
- An extra backplate (looks to be for AT-style motherboards)
This is a lot of included hardware for a case typically marketed at around $40 (as seen on Newegg.com at the time of this writing).
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