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Sunbeamtech Zorro ATX Case
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Manufacturer: Sunbeamtech
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Sunbeamtech Zorro ATX Case
September 11, 2006

In 2000 Sunbeamtech began creating cold cathode fluorescent tubes. Since then they have stretched their offerings into creative modification accessories and PC cases that always seem to offer something unique. The Sunbeamtech Zorro is one of those unique case designs.


Before taking a look at the Zorro, let's take a look at some of the published data on this case...

Features:

» CPU Air Duct to feed the CPU heat sink with cool outside air
» VGA fan for superior VGA cooling
» Inverse mounting system for superior thermal characteristics
» Triple silent 120mm fans
» Front Door protects your drives
» Front and side panel mesh provides maximum ventilation

Specifications:

» Model: Zorro Computer Case
» Color: Silver/Black
» Material: SECC
» Dimensions: 430mm x 198mm x 480mm
» Compatability: ATX, Micro ATX
» Drive Bays:
   » External: 3 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5"
   » Internal: 4 x 3.5"
» Front I/O:
   » USB 2.0: 2
   » Mic: 1
   » Audio: 1
» Fans:
   » Size: 120mm
   » Location: Front intake, side intake, rear exhaust
   » Speed: 1000 rpm
   » Noise: 16 dBA
   » Weight: 6.5 kg net, 7.8 kg gross

The Basics:

When the Sunbeamtech Zorro showed up on my doorstep and I first pulled it out of the box, I have to say that I was not very overwhelmed by what I saw. This case looked just like all the rest of the black and silver cases I have checked out over the years. The lines were smooth and rounded and the front was mostly mesh. A large (almost 1 foot) round screen covered opening was the first thing that caught my eye.

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However, as I began to poke and prod I realized that this big opening is on the 'wrong side' of the case. The big screen covered opening would have been located right under the motherboard. Spinning the case around also had me a bit confused. The power supply opening was on the bottom and things were generally all backwards. This is when my interest began to grow. Fearing that I might have a rare BTX style case on my hands without any BTX goodies to put into it did cross my mind. A quick look at Sunbeamtech.com belied my worry of BTX compatibility, the Zorro is indeed an ATX case but of course it will also accept a Micro ATX motherboard. One other thing I noticed was the box the Zorro came in had a checkmark next to 450watt power supply. The sample I received for review did not include a power supply so I will not be able to comment on that.

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