Sytrin Nextherm ICS 8200 - Page 3

Written by Randy Torio    Saturday, 11 June 2005 11:00
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Nextherm ICS 8200 Continued

The placement of the USB ports, Firewire port, and external sound connections are at the top of the case.  This placement is optimal for people who like their cases on the floor, but I prefer to keep my PC on the desk. The wires for the ports inside the case are also an added distraction for both airflow and wire management.  The front panel LCD and power readout was protected with a thin plastic film. We’ll go more in depth regarding the LCD readout display later in the review.

The front is composed of a door that covers four 5.25” bay spaces and two 3.5” spaces.  The door also covers the power and reset switch, which is a smart move for users with young children who do not want their PC to be tampered with.  The bottom of the front bezel is composed of perforated metal to provide enough airflow for the AC unit, but also acts as a filter to prevent dust from entering the case.

One flaw I immediately noticed was the lackluster paint job.  I found a few scratches during the review and I don't recall mishandling the case in any fashion.  Sytrin should definitely utilize stronger paint if they plan to market this case for high-end users.  At least put on some clear coat for a shiny look and added protection.