I would like to thank Scimitar Computers for supplying the review sample.
Scimitar Computers is a new, independently owned and operated company which intends to specialize in PC components. Today we are going to review something new and unique from them, the Vertex, a pyramidal desktop PC case.
- Unique and compact
- Monocoque chassis laser-cut from 1.6 mm Aluminum
- Choice of Red, Blue or Black Powdercoat finish
- Flex ATX Power Supply included : Sparkle Power SPI270LE with 80 Plus certification
- Cross-Flow Cooling system featuring a push-pull design with one fan on the base and one at the rear of the enclosure Using Scythe Kama-Flex 80 mm fans
- 1 hard drive suspension system that can accommodate a single 3.5" or 2.5" hard drive
- 1 Slim DVD bay on the base that will handle laptop DVD drives. A Slim-SATA adapter cable is included
- Side-mounted ports for easy multimedia connections(1x Firewire, 2x USB, Line in/Line out)
- Removable side panels
- 3 connected LEDs that reflect hard drive activity
- 1 Bulgin vandal-style LED switch for Power On
- Capable of housing Micro ATX, Mini ITX and Flex ATX motherboards
Model: Vertex Case Type: Media/HTPC Side Panel: Removable Net Weight: 2.59 kg / 5.73 lb Dimension (H*W*D): 260mm x 406mm x 406mm br(10.24" x 16" x 16" ) Cooling System: Bottom (Intake) : 80 x 80 x 25 mm Rear (Exhaust) : 80 x 80 x 25 mm, 2000rpm, 27cfm, 27.5dBA Drive Bays: Accessible : 1 x Slim optical Hidden: 1 x 3.5’’/2.5" Material: Laser cut 1.6mm Aluminum Color: Black Expansion Slots: 4 Motherboards: Micro ATX, Flex ATX, Mini ITX
More About the ManufacturerFrom the COMPANY website:
As a longtime computer enthusiast who cut his teeth on the Timex Sinclair 1000, Commodore Vic-20/64, Atari 400 and Mac Plus, I've always appreciated computers in all their incarnations. My first true computer crush was the Mac SE-30 that I purchased for my college Comp. Sci. classes. It was a beautiful and elegant machine and I lavished lots of peripherals on it.
Lately though I've noticed that with a few exceptions, computers have gotten a bit predictable from a design perspective. You either have a tower, cube or laptop on your desk painted either white, black or beige.
Nothing against beige but I need a little more than that in my life so I left my comfortable job as a web developer to bring some of my own designs to the market. I don't expect everyone to want one of my handcrafted cases but I hope you will agree that it is different from the norm and worth displaying.
None of this would have happened without the unwavering support of my wife. She gave me the opportunity to turn parts of our house into a prototyping facility so I could create numerous iterations until I found one that worked correctly. She didn't even freak out too much when she saw the aluminum shavings from the drill press or paint stains from my adventures in auto paint finishes.