THE AOPEN HX95 DESKTOP COMPUTER
board slots. The case has seven slots. It will accommodate
motherboards with 3 ISA, 3 PCI, one shared ISA/PCI, and one AGP expansion
board connectors, or other combinations thereof. All of the slots
come equipped with removable slot covers (not those annoying knock-outs
found in some cases).
supplies. The case can be ordered with a 235 Watt ATX or
200 Watt PS/2 power supply; the ATX supply being the most common. The
ATX exhausts air from the chassis and does not direct it in and towards
the back of the motherboard for CPU cooling as preferred in the ATX
specification--no big deal; I fell more secure with quality
CPU fans and motherboards with temperature monitoring anyway. The
ATX power supply is almost whisper quiet yet, by feeling the back, it is
obvious to me it is pumping an ample amount of air through the chassis.
HX95 accommodates both ATX and Baby AT motherboards. If you use a Baby
AT motherboard be sure it has an ATX connector or order the case, if you
can, with a Baby AT power supply. You might consider the BG95
case for a Baby AT motherboard or replacing the motherboard. I
would replace the motherboard.
real nit-pick: I would like to see few more screws supplied with the case
(especially more 6#32*6L's). Other-than-that the hardware is
complete and well-packaged. Covers are supplied for all of the exposed
drive bays. There is even a zip-tie to bundle the cables going from the motherboard
to the front panel. The case includes two rubber feet which are easily
and securely fastened with plastic pins instead of less reliable adhesive
backing (large, protruding dimples in the bottom-rear of the case adequately
substitute for the other two feet supplied with most other cases). The
case includes two I/O back panels which should accommodate many ATX motherboards. The
I/O panel is nicely labeled and is easily and securely attached with a single
screw. There are ample chassis knock-outs for Baby AT motherboard connectors
and for multi-media I/O implemented on some ATX motherboards.
does an excellent job of packing their cases, This case normally comes
wrapped in plastic in the "small box." The packing consists
of two thick, well-made, Styrofoam restrainers which are not easily broken
when carefully lifting a computer, made with the case, and easing it into
the box. The box is well-made and will survive most shipping conditions. An
optional "large box" or all-in-one carton is available. It
has room for a keyboard, mouse, software, and accessories.
all AOpen cases, this case includes a nicely-done, exploded diagram and assembly
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