Silverstone CW01-WD MediaPC/HTPC enclosure
Posted by: Rchiilleea on: 16.01.2007 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
First let us get the bad out of the way, not a major problem, but something you should be warned about. To get the main HDD tray out to access the RaptorX cage you need a long thin Phillips screwdriver. Make sure you get one before planning the build, I would of liked to have seen a notice on the box to say this before I got all my equipment out ready. Apart from that it was business as usual from Silverstone, a superb designed chassis, that not only looks good, it is good and again second to none.
With the Western Digital RaptorX in place it looks stylish and when in use the drives window really gives it the wow factor, you should see my mates (friends) faces when they see this, followed by the quote “wow that looks amazing” you could argue that without the Western Digital RaptorX it would look out of place, but my reply would be get the CW01 vanilla version without the window.
If you are looking to go high end on your media PC and want the fastest components this is and ideal case to base your build on, the fact it has the bonus of being able to accommodate the RaptorX and show it off is a bonus. Yes there is a extra cost but if you want quality you have to pay for it, I was told many years ago by a wise man (me granddad) you get what you pay for in this world and in the case of the CW01-WD with the RaptorX this is certainly true.
Highly recommended by us here at XtremeComputing, to be honest I would rather base my HTPC/Media PC setup around this than the cases with a touch screen one. For me this just emphasizes style.
• Good use of space
• Thermal characteristics excellent
• Stylish finish with RaptorX
• Gold plated front connectors
• Build quality
• Unusual design that looks great
• Long thin screwdriver needed to remove HDD tray
Reviewed by R.Bowzer