Galaxis Atlus Mid-Tower Case
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 01-12-2011
Provided by: Galaxis
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Conclusion


Galaxis states you can find this case on Newegg for US buyers, though I was only able to find it on Amazon at the time of writing for $59.99.

I am a little puzzled about some of the included features and some that are missing. The expansion slots are not tool-less and you can't reinstall the slot covers, the drive bays are somewhat tool-less and there is no USB 3.0 support, making this case feel more like something you would expect to find a few years ago, not a new offering. The design in general isn't terrible and the side window and LED lighting certainly are attractive.

However, looks aren't the only thing to consider in a case. I also have serious concerns about the quality of this chassis. Some damage that it came with can easily be attributed to rough handling during shipping, though this is the first case I have ever reviewed that has arrived damaged due to shipping. Panel flex throughout the case indicates that Galaxis went with a cheaper and thinner metal than perhaps they should have. I likely wouldn't want to move this chassis around too much or swap out hardware on a frequent basis. Additionally after I finished photographing the case, there were tiny black shards of plastic covering the white sheet I had the case on.

At the end of the day, I would unfortunately have to pass on the Galaxis Atlus chassis. If Galaxis can refine this case and improve on several things mentioned here today, it would greatly help matters.

Thanks to Galaxis for supplying us with this chassis for review.


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