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  Product:     Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case  
  Price:     $80 (CAN) / $60 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     Nikao/Tradex
  Author:     Mantis
  Date:     September 26th, 2004
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Jeffrey from Tradex Information Technology Incorporation for sending the Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case for review.

Nikao

Introduction:

Reflecting the latest trend in case modification, manufactures have begun to produce pre-modified solutions stretching away from the standard side panel window. In order to deliver a more personal touch, several solutions based upon popular themes have been transformed into readily available retail cases. The clear benefit of this approach is to provide consumers with a common theme which strikes their interest while enjoying the perks of a pre-modified computer. In the past MTB has had the opportunity to evaluate a variety of pre-modified budget solutions from a variety of manufactures. Today in MTB Labs, we will be evaluating evaluating the latest budget gaming mid-tower released by Sunbeam marketed as the Samurai Gaming Case.

Specifications:

The Samurai Gaming Case represents the latest pre modified solution being offered by Sunbeam. A total of three color options are readily available in the form of black, silver or red. Based upon a mid-tower construction, the Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case incorporates key features such as a stylish 3D front panel design, illuminated Diamond Power Switch, side panel window and more. Here are some specifications from the Tradex Information Technology and Sunbeam Technology website(s):

Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case - Key Specifications:
Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case: Manufactured by Sunbeam Technology
Dimension: 430mm(H) X 200mm (W) X 451mm (D)
Weight: 25 lbs
Construction: 0.8MM SECC Steel Metal
Main Board Size: ATX Form Factor 12.50" x 10" or Smaller
Hard Drive & Power LEDS: Included
Number of slots: 7
Tool-Less Kits in 5.25", 3.5" and back slots
Fans Mounts: 3 (1 x 80mm front intake, 1 x 80mm rear exhaust, 1 x 80mm side intake)
External Bays Available: 10 (5 x 5.25" (external), 1 x 3.5" (external), and 4 x 3.5" (internal)
Side USB & Audio: 2 x USB 2.0 and 2 x Sound Audio Ports
Special Features: Pre-modified side panel window and rear Air Flow Fan Duct

Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case
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Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case
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The Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case ships in colorful retail packaging. The front portion of the box features a clear product shot of the case, key features and additional images are neatly located on the rear. A series of four polystyrene pieces hold the case securely and prevent against any damage.

Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case
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Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case
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A small accessory package is neatly bundled with the Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case that includes rubber feet, zip ties, mounting screws, motherboard standoffs and an instruction manual. Out of the box, my initial impressions of the Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case were positive. The Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case is a pre-modified mid-tower solution constructed from 0.8mm SECC Steel and measures approximately 430mm (H) x 200mm (W) x 451mm (D). The overall design of the Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case is very bold and consists of simplified formed plastic parts neatly arranged onto the front bezel paired with a complex side panel window. Additional color options are available in either Black or Silver. The Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case does not ship with a power supply and users will need to provide their own units.

Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case
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Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case
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The bottom and mid portions of the front bezel demonstrate the bulk of the aesthetic appeal of the Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case. A series of red and white formed plastic shapes have been layered to create an interesting composition. The lower half allows for ample airflow to be exercised via an integrated vent. In order to maintain uniformity, the Sunbeam Samurai Gaming Case incorporates a door to hide away any 5.25" based device. The door itself is constructed from plastic and takes on a triangular design.
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