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

Tagan includes all the motherboard standoffs and screws needed for installation. You must thread the standoffs into the appropriate positions but the holes are numbered and a handy guide indicates which ones should be used for each type of board. The interior of the case offers plenty of working room when installing components and all of the case wiring had more than enough length to reach where needed. Many of the holes and case edges are rolled but you should take care with fingers and wires around the unfinished parts because they can be sharp. Also you will need a power supply with plenty of +12v molex (or else a lot of Y splitters) as the connectors for the fans, speed controllers and lights are not pass-through. This leaves a bit of a wiring mess to cleanup.



With everything installed and the El Diablo powered on the effect is very nice if you like blue LED's. The A+ logo on the front panel door lights up and the strip under it serves as the hard drive activity indicator. Both front and side fans illuminate as do each of the side vents. There are two adjustment dials, one on either side of the front panel, which control the speed (and light output) of the fans. On low they are barely audible and on high you don't hear much either, mainly just the sound of moving air. The side panel fan did emit a slight "rattle" on high however.



On to final thoughts and conclusion.


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