|Sunbeamtech Quarterback ATX Case
For many people a computer is an expression of their personality, and to be happy with their computer they need the outward appearance to match their sense of style. Case manufacturers recognize the broad range of personal preferences in case styles, so they are constantly releasing new styles in order to appeal to the masses. While almost every case is similar in function, their looks and added features are what helps to set them apart.
Sunbeamtech is one of the many manufacturers that regularly releases new cases to keep up with a rapidly changing market. One of their latest models, the Quarterback, is an ATX midtower style case that includes many of the features that computer enthusiasts want, while also including a few unique touches.
Sunbeamtech was launched in the year 2000 with an initial focus on developing cold cathode fluorescent lamps. After that successful venture they began to move into other product lines. With a mission to satisfy computer users all over the world, they are now manufacturing cooling equipment, cases, power supplies, and other computer accessories.
Before taking a look at the case provided for review, let's look at some published data on the Quarterback as taken from the Sunbeamtech website...
» Black / Silver
» ATX Motherboard Compatible (7 Expansion slots)
» Front Panel USB 2.0, Microphone and Headphone Ports
» 3 x 120mm non-LED fans
» 1 x 120mm Blue LED fan (side panel mounted)
» Color Silver / Black (SVBK)
» Drive Bays 5.25" Drives Bays x 5; 3.5" Drives Bays x 5 ( External x 2 + Internal x 3 )
» Front I/O Port USB 2.0 x 2 + Audio + Microphone
» Chassis Dimension H 451mm x W 200mm x D 430mm
» Side Window Acrylic Side Window ( Optional )
» Tool-Free Kits CD-ROM; Floppy; Hard Disk; Expansion Cards
» Weight N. W. 7.7 kg; G. W. 9.1 kg
The Sunbeamtech Quarterback arrived in a white box with a black sketch of the case on the front, while the side panel provides a list of specifications. The case was packed inside the box like most other cases; surrounded by heavy duty foam and wrapped in a plastic bag.