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NOX Coolbay HX Computer Case Review Print E-mail
Written by Dimitar Dinchev a.k.a. Veseliq   
Wednesday, 25 February 2009

In high-end computer systems one of the problems we have to deal with is the large amount of heat irradiated by the powerful components. And while the processor and video card cooler are important factor in keeping temperatures at optimal levels, a small and ill ventilated case could be ruin of an expensive system by not only limiting the overclock, but by causing overheating problems as well. Today we're reviewing one very interesting case suitable for gamers and computer enthusiasts because of its large size, well developed cooling and substantial amount of extra stuff. And so - entering, stage right - NOX Coolbay HX.

Firstly we would like to thank NOX for the product they supplied for our review.

NOX Coolbay HX specifications:
Colour Black, blue lights
Class (Size) Mid tower
Supported form-factors ATX, Micro ATX
External docks 9x 5.25", 1x 3.5" (takes the space of one 5.25")
Internal docks 4x 3.5" (take the place of three external 5.25")
Dimensions 520mm (H) x 205mm (W) x 500mm (L)
Cooling 1x 200mm on the side panel channeling in (with blue lights)
1x 200mm on top channeling out (with RPM control)
1x 120mm on the front channeling in (with blue lights)
1x 120mm on the back channeling out
Material Japanese SECC for the structure
plastic and metal mesh for the front panel
acrylic for the side panel
Front panel 1x e-SATA, 3x USB 2.0, 1x Mic, 1x Audio
Other features Clear window in the side panel
Black interior
Panel for hiding the cables behind the motherboard
Water cooling-ready
Anti-vibration material in the 3.5" device dock
Anti-vibration feet
Anti-vibration PSU padding

All in all the case specifications clearly suggest at which group of users is it targeted by the company. The effort towards its appearance, the finely crafted parts, the ample features and the many big fans are indeed premise to evaluate the product along with modern high-end configuration in it. And that in fact we will do, right after we take a closer look at it.

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