A-TOP AT589 TRANSLUCENT COMPUTER
Last updated: 07/29/03
MOTHERBOARDS. The AT589
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.
HARDWARE. The case includes and
adequate assortment of screws. Although on the small side, the feet
are adequate. They are attached to the case with plastic pins and should
stay on better than the kind which are stuck on. However, the pins
could fit a little tighter.
box and styrofoam are of good quality and are sufficient to ship a computer
built with this case. The box I received was also full styrofoam popcorn
which was unnecessarily annoying. It scattered all over my office when I
unpacked the case. I found the parts loose in the case; i.e., the second
fan, power cord, and plastic bags of hardware were floating around inside
during shipment. That may account for the fact that one of the wires
to the speaker, which is poorly located on the bottom of, and four inches
from the front case, was broken where it connects to the speaker.
was none. At minimum, an exploded diagram, assembly instructions, and
a parts list should have been included.
BOTTOM LINE. This is a fairly
well designed and constructed case. I have seen better ones and I have
seen many worse ones. The fan problem needs to be fixed. Some
details could be improved. But overall, if translucence is your forte
and you can live without the second fan (most can), I would consider it.
DIMENSIONS. (W x H
x D) 8.5" x 15.5" x 16.5"
U.S. Web site
Asian Sources eTrade Web site (the specs on this site are
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