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  Product:     MountainMods U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case Part 2  
  Price:     $456 (CAN) / $345 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     MountainMods
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     July 20th, 2004
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Ben from MountainMods for sending the Black Power Coat Finish U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case for review.

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Introduction:

Custom case fabrication continues to be a rare oddity in the consumer market. Consumers are presented with a wide selection of chassis offerings with a majority of new case products being released from the ever expanding pre-modification market. While pre-modified cases continue to gain in popularity, we have witnessed a continuing theme where build quality and chassis construction are poor. Last year MTB had the privilege of introducing our readers to MountainMods and named their U2UFO chassis one our top picks for 2003. The company has been busy working on new product revisions to the original U2UFO design and now offers a selection of powder coated finishes. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the new Black Power Coat Finish U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case, a custom designed aluminum chassis for hardcore PC enthusiasts.

Specifications:

The U2-UFO Aluminum Cube is just one of several custom designed computer cases available from MountainMods. The company has developed what it calls U2-UFO Trilogy line, which essentially is the U2-UFO available in three different configuration styles. Consumers have the option of selecting the U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case with two different powder coat finishes (Black and Red) as well as configurations which include a solid top, acrylic windows and different coloured Quad LED fans. Here are some specifications taken directly from the MountainMods website:

U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case - Key Features:
U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case: Manufactured by MountainMods
Dimensions: 18" (D) x 18" (W) x 18" (H)
Weight: 15 lbs
Colour: Black Powder Coat
Material: 2mm Aluminum Alloy
Drive bays: 14 (5 x 5.25" external and 9 x 3.5" internal)
Removable motherboard tray w/120mm discharge fan cutout
Fans: 11 (4 x 120 mm front, 2 x 120mm top, 1 x 120mm rear, 4 x 80mm rear)
Stainless Steel threaded inserts and I/O expansion cover plates
Tool-less key design with included thumbscrews
Special Features: Triple Window Design, Chrome Switches, Chrome Leds and Casters

MountainMods U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case
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MountainMods U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case
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The U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case arrived in good condition and was shipped in standard cardboard packaging via FedEx Ground. The package was very light weight and contained no district markings other than the included packaging slip and company address. Upon opening up the packaging, the case is secured using a series of polystyrene pieces which have been placed around each corner of the cube. The case itself was enclosed in a black garbage bag.

MountainMods U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case
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MountainMods U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case
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Out of the box, my initial impressions of the Black Power Coat Finish U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case were extremely positive. On the design front not much has changed between the original U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case that I reviewed back in August 2003 and the new Black Power Coat Finish U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case. While the original had three large windows that encompassed the top and sides; the new design includes a smaller top window and two top mounted 120mm fan mounts. The premise for the new design is a fantastic black power coat finish that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and is accented with subtle chrome highlights and lexan windows. The Black Power Coat Finish U2-UFO Aluminum Cube Computer Case measures approximately 18" (H) x 18" (W) x 18" (D) and supports all Micro ATX, Full ATX and Extended ATX motherboards. The case is very light weight at 15 lbs and is custom manufactured from 2mm thick aluminum alloy. The front portion of the case is very stylish with a great futuristic type look that is replicated from the top portion of the bezel to the bottom. Also included in the package was an assortment of items which included mounting screws and bolts, motherboard stand-offs and four swivel caster wheels.
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