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Thermaltake Aguila Mid-Tower ATX Case
Author: Modulok
Manufacturer: Thermaltake
Source: Thermaltake
Purchase: PriceGrabber
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Thermaltake Aguila Mid-Tower ATX Case
July 04, 2006

Conclusion:

The Thermaltake Aguila case has a very nice look and it has some extra features that are rare with many computer cases. The addition of a second 120mm fan was a nice surprise, but only one had the blue LEDs. The fact that you decide where to have the power/reset button and which side to swing the front door out from is really cool. Airflow is very well thought out and filtering the incoming debris is a nice feature to have in any case.

I wish I had a Western Digital Raptor X to test the custom feature of the side window, but in addition to one of these special drives you also need to buy the 5.25" to 3.5" adaptor kit which is not included. Thermaltake also have more accessories if you want to water cool your system. [Big Water 735, AquaBay M1, and AquaBay M2]


The main negative with the Aguila case is that it lacks some of the tool-less installation features that are becoming the standard.

A search of PriceGrabber shows that the Aluminum Thermaltake Aguila case with side window sells for $130 US and up. This seems a bit steep for a mid-tower case, but many cases on the market are now coming with heftier price tags. I searched for the version of the Aguila without the side window to see how much less it was, but unfortunately I didn't find anything.

Given the features and great possibilities for future customization I awars the Thermaltake Aguila Mid-Tower ATX Case the award of being "Recommended".


Pros:

Very lightweight material
Two 120mm fans included
Can be greatly customized:
    Watercooling upgradeable
    WD Raptor X upgreadable
    BTX upgradeable
11 drive bays [External 5x5.25", 2x3.5", internal 4x3.5"]

Cons:

Need screwdrivers for hard drive installation
Price

Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing the Aguila Mid-Tower ATX Case to Bigbruin.com for review!

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