Case newcomers in giant and dwarf format
Optically, the first eyecatcher of CS-802B is the attractive, lockable front panel with blue illumination in a sinuous mix of matt black plastic and mesh. Behind this door eSATA, 2x USB, audio in/out and Firewire ports are hidden, and bays for maximal 9x 5.25" or 6x 5.25" + 4x 3.5" drives or HDDs. All bays can be mounted screwless with a clip system and enable a variety of configuration options. The hard drives are mounted into a removable cage with an antivibration protection, additional cages are available separately.
Due to the generous interior the CS-802B has enough space for an outstanding cooling system. A 12cm fan is already integrated on the back side. Inside the case a space is available for a 7x 120-140mm fans or optional water cooling. Four holes are located in the rear for the cooling hoses. The power supply can be mounted on the bottom of the case, with the fan facing upwards or downwards; and a soft rubber frame is included for noise reduction. In the rear are 7 slots for PCI cards that can be assembled without screws as well.
The smart mini-ITX case CS-160 can be positioned upright or laying horizontal with adjustable clever feet. In the front panel with A+ logo a silvery ON/OFF switch, a HDD activity indicator, a slim ODD bay, audio in/out and two USB ports are located. The large interior includes a 5cm rear fan and a variety of connection cables; it provides space for a 2.5" HDD. The content of delivery also encloses a 72W power supply.
Both cases are marketed exclusively by MaxPoint Handelsgesellschaft mbH. CS-802B is available in specialised shops for a recommended retail price of 89 € (incl. VAT) starting from now, CS-160 costs 49 €.
Maxpoint Handelsges. mbH
MaxPoint is a leading and international operating producer and importer of innovative ITperipherals and LED lamps with its headquarters in Ahrensburg near Hamburg (Germany). Established in 1993 the company attracted repeatedly attention due to groundbreaking new product developments and awards. At present, the MaxPoint Group consists of several divisions concentrating independently from each other on their particular clientele, but offering a welladapted overall portfolio. The most important brands are Tagan, SilverPower, Aplus, RackMax and KeySonic.