Tagan El Diablo Case
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 10-04-2007
Provided by: Tagan
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Interior

The side panel comes off easily with two thumb screws in the rear and the typical slide/lift tabs. With the oversize fan, side vent and lights/wiring the panel does have some weight to it. The vent light has its own power connector as does the fan, with a separate connection for the speed control. The fan is thicker than a standard molex connector and does intrude into the case somewhat, however this did not cause any interference issues with other components, even with an oversized CPU cooler. Very tall tower heatsinks may cause a problem however. As mentioned previously, the rear of the case is rigged for a standard 120mm exhaust fan (not included) however the bracket and mounting pins for the fan are there. There is a large mess of wires lying on the bottom of the case, including both the top and front panel connectors as well as power wiring for all the lights and fan controllers.




The El Diablo includes plenty of space for 3" hard drives, with six side-mounting bays at the lower front. Snap-on rails are included for easy installation. The framework is somewhat inhibitive to airflow however, and the section of case immediately behind the fan is obviously not as free-flowing as the mesh front. The main opening is not even as large as the fan and uses stamped holes in the area around it. The upper portion is slotted for five 5" drives and a single 3" external bay. More rails are included for your optical drives. The accessory pack also comes with a brief, not-quite-perfect English user manual, motherboard I/O plate and standoff/screw pack.




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