Today we'll take a closer look at one of the latest full tower cases coming from the widely known Coolermaster
farm. The Praetorian product line has been around for some time now, providing a high quality finish with easy installation features and good case cooling. Does the new "731" continue this tradition? Let's find out.The Case and the specs:
The Praetorian line of cases was based on Coolermaster earlier ATC-20x models, they looked practically the same
except for the different name tag. The new 731 model features a new front and comes with an extremely classy hole in its side panel.
Here are the official specifications:
As you can see, there is enough room in there to build a small file server, and with 4x80mm fans divided evenly front/back promises to keep the innards cool.
Coolermaster lists the following advantages of the "731" Praetorian, seeing as it is based on a well known and popular case, it's no surprise to see some familiar claims:
The first point in this list claims that an Aluminum case will keep your components cooler then a Steel case; however our friends at Systemcooling.com
proved that there is actually no difference, the Praetorian 731, if made out of Steel would cool exactly the same.
In short, the aluminum case made virtually no difference. The charts show a very small advantage going to the aluminum case, but that advantage is well within the realm of test error, and we have to call the contest more or less a draw.
To justify the other statements there is only one we can do: get some hardware inside the "731" ->