Ultra Grid ATX Mid Tower Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by jmke @ 2007-08-26

The Ultra Grid is an affordable mid tower case with two 120mm set up front and back, the side panel features a fancy window, which give you a look inside at the tool less features for HDD and Optical drives. Large enough to fit a Geforce 8800 GTX let´s see if it can keep an overclocked Core 2 Duo running cool.

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Look Inside

Look inside

The Grid is made from metal making it sturdy, yet heavy construction, each side panel is removable, 4 thumbscrews in total hold them in place. The left side-panel is more feature rich than the simply black right panel.

The left side panel has a nice window which gives you a glimpse of what’s inside, it also features a grill near the bottom (VGA area) as well as a circular cut-out at the CPU area. In the photo below you can also see optional security to fix the panel in place with a lock.

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Close up of the left side panel, the grills are very reflective *bling*

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The air duct can be expanded to fit over the stock Intel/AMD heatsink, when using after market cooler (like Coolermaster Hyper TX or other tower/large cooler) you need to remove it:

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Without the side panel we get a clear view of the layout inside:

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Ultra moved the in-take 120mm fan outside the fan, a good idea to have more room to install the HDD cages of which there are plenty. The motherboard panel is not removable, but there is enough room to manoeuvre inside. You don’t get a lot of goodies with the case, as most installation is tool-less, this is all we found inside:

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A rear view of the motherboard panel reveals holes and room to cable routing behind the right side panel:

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Cooling and Installation next ->
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Comment from Rutar @ 2007/08/26
Doesn't beat the PC-7 as affordable mid-tower, especially now in the 3rd gen with all the goodies added (softmounted HD cage, 3rd 120 sidepanel fan).
Comment from jmke @ 2007/08/26
side panel fans are counterproductive for airflow afaik. no Lian-Li contact yet :/ will search more

 

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