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    Chenbro Hornet Chassis

    I've just bought one of these from Scan for about £17 and frankly, I'm impressed enough to write a quick plug!

    Firstly, £17. It's by far the cheapest case I've ever bought (and includes a 279w FSP PSU). I was expecting cheap, nasty and hard to work with. What I got was a fantastically well-thought-out chassis with amazing attention to detail and almost entirely tool-free design. The good points in order:

    Front panel. you get 2xUSB, Firewire, headphone and microphone. The cables for these are individual and detachable. Any you don't want to use can just be removed. They're also all industry standard configurations including the audio - the header plugged straight into my motherboard with none of the normal fiddling around with single-pin connectors.

    The rear case fan (60mm) is removable and snaps in quickly with no effort.

    The FDD and 5.25" bay are tool free. A small silver bracket attaches to the side of the device with slides into the bay and is locked in place. Easiest installation ever in my opinion.

    The separate internal 3.5" is removable and has two rubber grommets with washered screws that keep vibration down.

    The combined 5.25" external and 3.5" internal bay just unclips and swings up making installation a breeze.

    The case is actually lockable and features a quick-release side panel when unlocked.

    The expansion cards are tool-free with a small bracket holding them in place. This can be removed if screws are your thing.

    In summary, this is an excellent uATX chassis, allowing 1x5.25", 1x3.5" (external) 2x3.5" internal, decent 270w PSU, one 60mm case fan and front USB, firewire and audio.

    Easily the best value for money I've <ever> encountered.

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    I've got 1 here too.
    Not bad at all although it's a bit noisy due to all the vent holes & there isn't room to swap the 60mm exhaust for an 80mm.
    Front flap is a bit cheap & nasty though.

    Think that I preferred the Casetek 1007 that I built but not a lot in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    I've got 1 here too.
    Not bad at all although it's a bit noisy due to all the vent holes & there isn't room to swap the 60mm exhaust for an 80mm.
    Front flap is a bit cheap & nasty though.

    Think that I preferred the Casetek 1007 that I built but not a lot in it.
    I'm still searching for a small enough fan adaptor to get an 80mm in there. I forgot to mention the front panel which is indeed cheap and nasty, but about the only minus point in my book.

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    & the price is up to £29 now ...

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