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Ultra Aluminus Case


W1zzard's Sidekick
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Jul 8, 2005
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Gmunden, Austria
System Name Core i7 Overclocked - Main Workstation
Processor Core i7 940 at 3.66 GHz
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Cooling Noktua U14P Super Silent
Memory 3x2GB OCZ 1600 MHz CL8
Video Card(s) 2x MSI Cyclone Radeon 6850 1GB in Crossfire - tuned to be silent
Storage G.Skill 240GB Sandforce SSD, 1x 640GB Samsung F1, 2x500GB Samsung Spinpoint, 1.5TB External Samsung
Display(s) Samsung 305T 30" 2560x1600 DVI LCD
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D2X PCIe
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
The Ultra Aluminus case may look like your standard Chieftec case, but do not be fooled by first impressions. It is much different under the hood (or side panel for that matter) and has a lot to offer. The perfect paint job just rounds up the entire case which can hold up to 12 drives, has a removable motherboard tray and space for two 12 cm fans. If you are looking for something unique, check out this case.

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Jan 29, 2006
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My house.
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)
Motherboard Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430
Cooling Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU
Memory 2GB G.Skill DDR2 800
Video Card(s) Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600
Storage WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.
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Case Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).
Power Supply ThermalTake 430W TR2
Software XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.
...The door is spay painted? :p.


not a suicide-bomber
Mar 11, 2006
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Processor AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60 (Trinidad)
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Cooling stock
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Video Card(s) ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600 512MB DDR2@ 580mhz/486mhz
Storage 160GB on laptop+250GB external
Display(s) ASUS 15.4
Case Asus Laptop F3Ka chassis
Audio Device(s) on-board
Power Supply 1:30minutes battery
Software "genui xp", 'cause i hated vista
If the case had more aluminium (front door, etc) it will also be more expensive, but looks like a great case
Feb 4, 2006
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Minneapolis, USA
System Name Sick Wid It
Processor i7 950 @ 4.0 Ghz 24/7
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Cooling Cooler Master V8
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Video Card(s) XFX HD 5870
Storage WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000 RPM
Display(s) Acer X241W -- 24'
Case Antec Twelve Hundred Black
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum 7.1
Power Supply CORSAIR HX Series 850W
Software Win 7
Benchmark Scores SuperPI 1M@ - 8.939
I had one of the ultra cases that looked pretty much like this one, but wasn't lightwight. Loved it. Then was a Micro Center couples days ago and they selling it for $39.95 after rebate. So I bought it. It is deffinetly a nice cause, but feels kind of flimse. If you like strong design, this is not it.


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Aug 1, 2007
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im about to make up a computer for myself, it will be the first one i make, i have a doubt. and this is the case i am going to buy...

so the doubt i have is if the front I/O panel has the cables to connect the USB and other stuff to the motherboard?

if not how do i install the panel? where do i get those cables?
Nov 16, 2006
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System Name Skylake / Sandybridge
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Memory 16gb G.Skill Trident Z 16gb cl16 / 16gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400@2133cl9
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 1070 / Powercolor R9 390 PCS+
Storage Samsung SM961 256gb,BX100 250gb ,kc400 512gb/ 120gb Corsair Force GT, HyperX Savage 240gb,
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Case TTake Suppressor F51/F31
Power Supply EVGA 1000 P2 / EVGA 650 G2
Mouse G900 / G700s
Keyboard Roccat Suora FX Brown / Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Win 10 / Win 10
they come already wired into the case
Apr 5, 2005
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Republic of Asia (a.k.a Irvine), CA
System Name Red Spy
Processor FX 8350 @ 4.35 Ghz with 1.28v
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 v4.0
Cooling TT Water 3.0 Performer + 2 x Cougar 120mm fan, 1 x 120mm Blue LED, 1 x 200 mm Red LED fan
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 1333 16GB
Video Card(s) Asus R9 290 OC @ GPU - 1050, MEM - 1300
Storage ADATA 128GB Sata III SSD for OS, WDC Black - 1TB Storage, OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD - Games
Display(s) AOC 23" 1080P LCD
Case AeroCool XPredator X3
Audio Device(s) Built-in Realtek
Power Supply Corsair HX1000 Modular
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Benchmark Scores BF4 with Mantle on Ultra settings gets around 60 FPS.
im about to make up a computer for myself, it will be the first one i make, i have a doubt. and this is the case i am going to buy...

so the doubt i have is if the front I/O panel has the cables to connect the USB and other stuff to the motherboard?

if not how do i install the panel? where do i get those cables?
Yes it does. Connect the cables to the mobo header. It has USB, Firewire and audio outlets.

I have the black one which looks gorgeous. It gets dirty and gets finger prints. But it is easy to clean and after cleaning it is shiny black. Yes it is bit flimsy, but once you load all the things it gets heavy. The front door rattles a bit, had to put a tissue paper on clamp for it to close properly.

I have blue led fans and red led cathode lights inside. It really shows off my black platinum MSI mother board.

Good air flow even now in summer. My overclocked X2 3800 never goes beyond 50C while gaming BF2 for hours.

I like the case. :rockout:

Little difficult with cabling and hiding.

Have fun.



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Jan 6, 2008
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Ultra Tower Case

I like this case. Aluminum, light weight, etc. HOWEVER!
The door design is weak especially with the USB, firewire, and audio jacks. You can't close the door with them in use. They should have been moved elsewhere. :confused:
The hard drive rails are cheap!!!! and don't work. :mad: They don't hold the drives in the case very well. The drives tend to drop on one side. My case did not bring enough black plastic rails for CDrom, floppy, etc, I was able to install only one 51/4 device and the front USB and audio panel. There is a plastic rail for a 31/4 device available.
I want to add an additional burner and a multi flash card reader and don't have anyway of doing so without the rails. I got two sets only!!