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Chieftec's latest range of steel chassis looking good?

by James Smith on 16 June 2007, 10:40

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Computex 2007 We had a chance to spy Chieftec's latest range still of all-steel designs.

Here's the CH-02 from its Mesh series.





It's available in all-silver, all-black, black with green door, or black with a red door. Nice

The CH-02 has space for 3 5.25in and 5 3.5in drives.

Cooling is provided by a 120mm fan at the rear with an optional 120mm that can be fitted at the top. In addition, a couple 92mm fans can be positioned to cool the hard drives.

Like most modern designs, the hard drive, floppy drive and CD/DVD drive installation, as well as the expansion cards, is tool-less.

The CH-02 is also available with an optional windowed side-panel and will be available to buy from August onwards





Here's the workstation-based WH-02 from the Smart series. Like the Model-T it's available in every colour as long as it's black.

Has space for 9 (yes, 9) 5.25in drives and a single 3.5in drive.

The 5.25in drive-bays are designed to accept SAS/SATA backplanes for hard drives.

Cooling is provided by a single 120mm fan with space for an optional top-mounted 120mm fan.

Like the CH-02, the floppy drive and CD/DVD drive installation is tool-less. The hard-drive installation is a little different, though.

Again, a windowed model will be optional and it should, like the CH-02, be available in August.




The GH-01 is available in all-silver or all-black. It has internal space for 3 5.25in and 4 3.5in drives.

Cooling is provided by a 120mm fan at the rear and a 80mm at the front. Dual 92mm fans can be optionally fitted on the side-panel - assuming a non-windowed panel has been purchased.

We reckon the GH-01 must be built to a pretty low price point as only the 5.25in drive-bays are tool-less.

Chieftec claims to be unique in supplying both AC97 and HD-Audio-style cables for the front-panel audio connections.

On the top of the case, where the plastic moulding is, you can use the slots to store your favourite CD/DVDs.

Again, a window is optional and the GH-01 is available right now.





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Chieftec claims to be unique in supplying both AC97 and HD-Audio-style cables for the front-panel audio connections.

My Silverstone has both… (Although I think I paid a fair bit more than Chieftec will charge).

As far as I'm concerned, none of these cases come close to the old Dragon series. In its day, it was an awesome case, and I still have my full tower version which can be used as a seat or bomb shelter depending on your needs.