6890A still has four external full-size bays for you to stuff your equipment
into and one external 3.5" bay for your floppy. For the average person
that is more than enough storage and one more full-size bay than a lot of
other mid towers offer. So at this point it comes down to me to explain
why I happen to like this mid-tower so much. Here goes:
Its really hard to review different
cases from the same manufacturer and not get caught up comparing that one
manufacturers cases to each other. One thing that really hit me with the
two Addtronics full towers was their price. This is not to say that they
aren't both excellent cases but that the 6890A came in at a very soothing
$134 USD with the 300 watt power supply included. It takes $54 more to get
the 7896A with the same power supply. That brings up the question of whether
those extra two full-size external bays are really necesary. I suppose that
is why so many people kept writing to me about mid-towers in the first place.
But compare the 6890A to most mid-towers and it isn't priced all that much
The 6890A has features that other
mid-tower cases could only dream of. Lets start with the all-metal construction.
The two side doors and all the internal parts of the case are made of metal.
The only exceptions are the front cover and the shrouds that hold the fans
in the case. Directly behind the front plastic panel is a sheet of metal,
and all drives are housed in metal shelves. Addtronics even went the extra
mile to include metal drive rails. I had hated drive rails until I came
across Addtronics simple and durable design. Then let's talk about the cylinder
lock in the front of the case. That's a feature usually only found on equipment
bound for the professional sector. Why did so many companies decided that
the components inside our cases aren't worth locking up?
and most importantly to the serious computer enthusiast/overclocker is cooling.
You'd have to take your SawsAll to a standard case to get all the cooling
options that Addronics included with the 6890A. When you throw a mixture
like that into a case you are bound to have a surefired winner. So now the
question becomes how long until you go get yours?