With more people choosing to build their own systems every day, manufacturers that produce relatively good hardware at a reasonable price must try to keep up with the demand. Moneual Labs recently released a new case aimed specifically at the computer enthusiast and or gamer on a tight budget. The case is named the M775 Mid Tower Professional Series Case, and it has been designed for the first time custom builder or gamer who needs a relatively cheap chassis that can withstand the everyday trials.
The Moneual Labs M775 Mid Tower Professional Series Case is shown below in a promotional image taken from their website. During this review we will take a look at this case and try to determine why Moneaul labs describes it as "an ideal PC chassis for computer enthusiasts or gamers looking for a versatile, yet affordable case".
Before we dive into the specifics of the review itself, let's take a look at the published information on the Moneual Labs M775 as provided by the review's sponsor.
Features and Specifications (taken from the Sharka Computers website):
» Color: Black
» Dimensions: 460mm x 232mm x 513 mm / 18.1in x 9.1in x 20.2 in (H x W x D)
» Material: 0.7 mm SECC
» Motherboard: Standard ATX / Micro ATX
» PSU: ATX
» Drive Bays:
» 4 x 5.25" External
» 2 x 3.5" Exposed
» 2 x 3.5" Exposed (1 used for I/O ports)
» Fan Space:
» 1 x 80, 92,120mm Front Intake
» 1 x 80, 92,120mm Rear Exhaust
» 1 x 80mm Side (CPU), 1 x 80,120mm Side (VGA)
» Expansion Slots: 7 standard slots
» Front I/O: 2 x USB2.0, Headphone, Microphone
» Built-in illuminated front power and HDD LED
» Swing hinged front door
» Nickel coated front power and reset buttons
» Hidden front USB and audio ports behind second 3.5" plate
» Two USB 2.0 ports
» Optimal front to rear cross flow ventilation with side panel CPU and VGA fan mounts
» Smart front panel design for easy assembly and maintenance
As you can see in the below left image, the M775's packaging is rather bland. The ordinary cardboard box has only a few graphics and corporate logos printed onto its side. What appears to be an artist's rendering of the case, along with a list of a few of the features and specifications, makes this box not at all eye catching.
Inside, the case is protected from damage by a plastic bag and two large Styrofoam end pieces. However, upon receiving the case there was a large dent on the middle edge of the case, as the above right image shows. Although this is most likely the fault of the shipping company, a more complete packaging system could be incorporated to fully protect this case from damage while in transit.