A+ Case Monolize ATX Full Tower Case
The Case - Internals
A Close up - A+Case Monolize internals
The Monolize is a nice and roomy case with lots of space to store all of your top-end components. It is here especially we see that the entire case is constructed in solid steel with all sharp edges rounded off for safety. It's all very grey but seeing as this case doesn't come with a window this can also be forgiven. I'm glad to say that the plastic feel of the front of the case is not echoed in the internals and the case feels especially solid inside.
The PSU is housed at the top in a fairly standard configuration. Drive bays look difficult to put your drives in but thanks to the included rails it is one of the easiest cases I have ever used to put a drive into. Simply clip in the rail and presto they slide in without a hitch. I like the rail at the top that certainly helps to make sure the case doesn't flex and keeps it solid.
There are no included fans other than the mammoth ones on the side of the case. I am assuming that this is because A+Case are hoping that the airflow side-to-side will be more than enough to ventilate the case. Notice that the hard drive bay is half taken up with a plastic gizmo...
A pretty handy cubby hole for any of your spare bits and bobs. It can of course be removed by simply removing the two screws keeping it in place.
The cables have lots of clever routes to go when you look closely which is a major bonus as I have had to get the dremel out on several occassions on other cases to get better wire routing.
The rear of the case is a pretty standard affair and as I have noted, is missing a fan.
The front of the case has a fan bracket in place but again no fan. A+Case have really committed to the side-to-side airflow idea in this case, although leaving options for a more conventional configuration.
Before we take a look at installation I have to mention the huge fans on the inside. They are mounted pretty solidly and both are wired onto a single molex lead which certainly saves a lot of wiring nightmares. It does mean that you have to keep a spare molex connector on your PSU though.
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