Global Win GAT002 Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by piotke @ 2004-03-29

A case, that?s where your put your computer in. Most people think like that. To some people, the case should become a stylish part of your room. What about this case? Worth changing from a boring beige to a black one?

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This case goes for the best looks...

The GAT002 certainly does not look like most cases. It has a plexi front and a window in the side panel, not a normal rectangular window as you see most of the time, no, this one has a nice cut out.
The plexi does not look like any plexi I’ve seen before. When you look at it has a blue shine, depending from what angle you look at it. Nifty effect:

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Plexi with a blue shine...(click for larger picture)

And on the second day he created light …

This case has enough light, that’s for sure. One 20 cm blue/white CCFL and an 80mm fan in the side panel with 4 LEDs which give off a nice effect. As pictures can explain more then my silly explanation, here they are:

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And the system powered up ... click for larger picture)

Also a remarkable thing is the front LCD; here you can display the time and the temperature of a Hard Disk Drive. There’s a temperature sensor in the case, which you can attach to your HDD. But the sensor has a very short cable, ~10 cm only. It’s enough for the HDD just behind the LCD, but you can’t place it anywhere else to measure other components.

The LCD constantly changes colour, but you can select it to stay at one colour, luckily!

When the computer is shut down (soft shutdown through the OS) the PSU remains under power and is still giving some current, this way the LCD clock can remain lit. This is achieved by a pass through ATX power connector. A small logo on the LCD changes, so you can se that the computer is turned off, but you still can check the time.

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Front LCD & power connector...(click for larger picture)

And now, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for a conclusion. >>
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