is a hardware manufacturer that many people might not have heard of. While they have been in business for almost 20 years, their hardware is not frequently seen in the United States. Their product line-up includes many computer enclosures (including server, home theater and all sizes of ATX style cases), a wide range of power supplies, and other items such as hard drive enclosures.
This review will take a close look at one of Chieftec's more unique cases, the BL-01B Bravo L-Type case with VESA monitor mount. The promotional image below provides a quick glimpse at what this case looks like. As the name of the case implies, it is shaped like an "L" and includes a mount for your LCD monitor.
The information listed below was taken from the official product page
on the Xoxide
website. Xoxide carries a wide variety of unique computer hardware, and this case definitely fits that billing. Interestingly enough, I was unable to find any information on this case on the Chieftec website, so we'll have to trust our sponsor on this one!
Utilizing a truly innovative design method, Chieftec has continued it's outstanding Bravo Series with a chassis concept that has to be seen to be believed. The Chieftec BL-01B Bravo Series Case is a bold new chassis that comes equipped with a VESA Monitor Mount built onto the side of the case. This allows the user to simply install their monitor on the side of their case, allowing plenty of space to open up in and around your workstation.
» L-Type VESA Monitor Mount
» Opens Up Plenty of Desktop Space
» Easy-to-Locate Power Button on Front Panel
» Offers Simple Installation
» Model: BL-01B-OP
» Color: Black
» Power Supply: Optional
» Motherboard: ATX, Micro ATX
» Drive Bays:
1 x External 5.25"
3 x Internal 3.5"
» 7 x Expansion Slots
» Front I/O Ports: USB, Audio
While the above specifications list the power supply as an option, it is not available as a pre-packaged unit like you might expect. You simply choose a power supply to be shipped with the case. This is how I prefer my cases, as many times an OEM power supply is very basic and doesn't stand up to the stress an enthusiast might put on them.