IntroductionI would like to thank Jon at Ultra Products for making this review possible.
Here is what Ultra has to say about the Grid case:
Quality, Style, and Performance
When looking for subtle styling, durable quality and unparalleled ease of use, look no further than the Ultra X-Blaster. The X-Blaster supports AT, baby AT, ATX and micro ATX motherboards and features 1mm thick high grade steel. The X-Blaster has 10 drive bays. Four tool-free 5.25" drive bays, one external 3.5" bay and five internal 3.5" bays. PCI and AGP cards can be installed and secured to their slots without tools. Components can be kept cool by installing a pair of 120MM fans to the front and rear fan mounts. X-Blaster even includes an Intel TAC compliant CPU duct and VGA vent.
|Drive Bays||4 - External 5.25"|
1 - External 3.5"
5 - Internal 3.5"
|Material||Metal (1mm steel)|
|Form Factor||Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX / AT|
|Expansion Slots||7 standard slots|
2 - 120mm Fan Mounts
|Dimensions||19.5" x 7.5" x 17"|
2 - USB 2.0
When we look at the specifications, we do not see anything out of the ordinary. The case may be a bit on the heavy side, but the 1mm thick steel makes it incredibly sturdy.
Let's start with the packaging.