Enermax Pandora Case

Written by Joe Martin

May 23, 2007 | 09:22

Tags: #case #chassis #p182

Companies: #antec #box #coolermaster #enermax #mod #pandora

Build Quality Blues:

On the down side, there are a few points where the cases cheapness shows.

The finish on the case has an imperfect, slightly bumped finish that isn't as smooth and perfect as some of the brushed aluminium cases we've become used to.

Somebody wanting the case as-is probably won't mind, but a modder may want a better surface on which to work, so it all depends on what you expect from the case. Either way, the finish is only noticeable if you really look for it.

The power button too speaks volumes about the quality of the build, rattling tremendously in its resting place and just generally feeling incredibly cheap. Again, some buyers may not mind that the power button rattles a bit, while others will see that it reveals an awful lot about the overall build quality of the case.

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There's also a 3.5" drive bay hidden under a flip-up door which admittedly took us a while to uncover, purely because it's disguised so well. The same was true of the air filter, which can be pulled out of the side of the case. It's an incredibly cool little feature, defeated only by the awfully poor quality of the filter itself.

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Still, other than the power button and the slightly mottled surface the outside of the case holds up remarkably well considering the price. While it isn't exactly feature packed, it certainly has a certain rustic charm that holds up well to scrutiny despite the few corners that have been cut by the designers.
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