skip wrote:Case looks pretty nice, although I'd like it to be smaller. Still, I might get one of these as the price isn't bad. Has anyone bought one? Any impressions on it?
Edit: Any chance of photos showing the inside of the case or details on how much it can be cut from either end and If it's still possible to screw the front and back panels back after cutting? Also I'm wondering why the TUNE-knob is higher than the others and also the two knobs that are different type than the other don't seem to be flush with the case. Why's that? If the case can't be made smaller "easily" I would at least prefer if you added some printing on the front and back so it wouldn't look like there's just dead space with nothing there on it. Also some of the texts seem a bit too close to the knobs, especially if you're thinking of replacing the knobs with some other ones. Maybe you could change that also for the next revision, if there will be one.
Mine arrived and I just had a test fit. The knobs fit fine, I assume in the stock pics the knobs weren't pushed down fully. As reedlaw said above you could only cut off extra at the bottom but not much. This case is shallower than the standard one and the rear panel power caps would foul with the main panel. I've installed connectors for my jumper cables and the power caps foul against J5 so I'm going to have to remove that one and replace with a right angle connector. Also the soldering underneath the power supply board on mine touches the bottom panel, especially the power switch wire mod the previous owner installed. This should be an easy fix with some resoldering and clipping. I'll also put a sheet of paper or plastic under the power supply board just to be safe.
Here's some pics to show you...
reedlaw case compared to oem case
I've slid the back panel down a bit so you can see how far past J5 the power caps go. My J5 connector needs to be removed and replaced with a right angle so the caps can pass over it. Even then you couldn't cut any off the back as the power caps would then foul against the main board caps.
Main board on the top panel. You can see there's not much at the bottom you can cut off. There's about 2cm extra there