A+ Case Black Pearl WCR Edition ATX Case

Internal Appearance

Internal Appearance

As already mentioned the Black Pearl WCR makes use of a BTX-style layout with the motherboard sitting up-side-down at the top of the case. In the past this has caused problems for people wanting to watercool their systems, but let's reserve judgement for the moment and take a look at what A+Case have in store.

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APlus Case Black Pearl WCR Inside APlus Case Black Pearl WCR Inside

A total of 8 hard disks can be installed in the two drive cages using the rubber grommet screws provided. People wanting to install water cooling will probably need to modify or remove one of these cages to make way for a pump (unless something small like a Laing DDC is used) as there is limited space in the rest of the case.

The 5.25" bays all use a quick release latch mechanism for keeping the CD/DVD drives in place. However, if like me, you'd rather hold your drives in place with screws, A+Case have provided the neccesary holes to do so.

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With the hard disk, power supply and motherboard areas all being seperated by aluminium dividers, this can make installing a water cooling system quite difficult. Fortunately A+Case have provided holes suitable for routing cables and tubing (up to 1/2" in diameter) through each of the compartments.

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The Black Pearl WCR is provided with two Top Motor DF121225BL 120mm fans that have a rotational speed of 2600RPM and are capable of pushing 93.08cfm at 41dbA. This would certainly lead to a very loud PC if the fans fans were left to run at full speed, but fortunately A+Case have connected them to the Black Pearl's fan controller.

As you'd expect with any PC case, the Black Pearl WCR comes with all the screws and motherboard standoff's you need to get everything installed. Also included is a bag of rubber washers for mounting the hard disks and a small screwdriver that I assume is for removing the radiator tubing covers at the top of the case.
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18-06-2007, 08:32:56

PV5150
Mmmm looks like home already. Great review Jim!Quote

18-06-2007, 08:41:43

robump
Well that looks familar.

A lian li v2000 modded a bit.

Looks professinal though, very expensive though.

RobQuote

18-06-2007, 08:47:38

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='robump'
Well that looks familar.

A lian li v2000 modded a bit.

Looks professinal though, very expensive though.

Rob
Ay I'd say more like a Silverstone TJ-07, but slightly cheaperQuote

18-06-2007, 09:15:24

robump
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Ay I'd say more like a Silverstone TJ-07, but slightly cheaper
Id would still go for v2000 looking at the hard drive bays.

Inside a TJ07

http://www1.oc.cn/img/2006/0602/silv...e_tj07s-23.jpg

Inside a V2000

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...0b_TestFit.jpg

Inside the A+ case

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...101612328l.jpg

But anyways open to discussion.

Looks like a bit of a comination, they look t of made the hard drive bays removeable.

RobQuote

18-06-2007, 09:26:08

Ham
Looking forward to revision OC3D jimbo Quote
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