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Written by Larry Fraser - Edited by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Tagan CS-EL Diablo Mid Tower ATX Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Tagan EL Diablo Computer Case Review

Case reviews can be a difficult thing to qualify. With a CPU, heatsink, or video card review you can run a benchmark, do a side by side comparison and quickly determine which one is best, which one is 3rd, and which one comes in dead last. None of that applies to a case review. You are simply reading the reviewer's opinion of the case, and their opinion is directly influenced by not only their tastes and personal preferences, but also by the other cases they have had the opportunity to review or own. (What are they using as a reference to compare this case to?) That being said, I will try and let you know the factors that are important to me in a case. Some of these factors you may share with me, others you won't, but keeping them in mind when reading this review may help you make the determination as to wether this case is right for you.

I personally put a very high value on cooling. I enjoy overclocking and an overclockers worst enemy is heat. I also like the case to feel solid, I can't stand a flimsy feeling case. I like the drives to be easy to access with plenty of room for everything. And I don't want to cut myself when working on the case. I am constantly tinkering with the components of my computer so I work inside my case quite a bit and I like that area to be nice. I've never been one to have the flashy cases and although I usually have a nice case it sits beside my desk where only the front is visible. So in a nutshell, a case to me is more about function then it is artistic presentation.

Today Benchmarks Reviews takes a look at one of the newest additions to the Tagan Aplus case product line, the CS-EL Diablo BM Mid Tower ATX Case. Computer cases are no longer just a box to install your parts. Some of today's higher end cases may cost more than a complete entry level computer. They have come to play a crucial role in the cooling of today's high end CPU's and GPU's. And it is not just the how well the case cools, or how many drives it holds, but what it looks like that has become important. To a computer enthusiast the first impression a case makes is no trivial matter. Your case makes a statement about what type of computer user you are, from the small form factor, to the plane Jane vanilla beige cases, all the way up to the brushed aluminum water cooled cases.

Tagan CS-EL Diablo Mid Tower ATX Case

To that extent I think the saying "Go Big or Go Home" would be an appropriate statement for the CS-EL Diablo BM case.

Features & Specifications

Tagan's newest addition to the Aplus case product line with enormous blue illuminated side 360mm + huge front 250mm fans. Separate VR fan speed control for excellent system cooling system and tool-free brackets for easy assembly. Aplus EL Diablo, the perfect case for exterme gamers looking for ultimate cooling and design.

Special Features Include:

Huge Front 250mm Blue LED fan with on/off switch fan speed control.
Enormous Side 360mm Blue LED fan with on/off switch fan speed control.
Case open Alert.
Tooless HDD, DVD, Floppy kit.
Tooless removable rear 120mm fan mount bracket.
External Water cooling kit holes. (Rear of Case)
Cool dual side VR blue LED light.
Top audio, firewire, USB ports.
Easy PCI card install flip switch.
Ultra high heat dissipation.
4 X Bottom Leg Stands.
Expansion slots with tooless kit.
External 5.25" beys:5
External 3.5" beys:1
Internal 3.5" beys:7
Dimension: 205 x 520 x 570 mm (8" x 20.5" x 22.5")
Material: 0.8mm SECC
M/B Form Factor: Micro ATX, Standard ATX, Ext ATX (12"x13")



 

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# CS-EL Diablo Exterior?eni 2011-01-14 09:26
Where can I buy CS-EL Diablo Exterior
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# Too LateBruceBruce 2011-01-14 10:20
I'm almost certain this model is no longer being sold
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# EL DIABLOGhostman 2011-04-29 17:21
I BOUGHT ONE 2 YEARS AGO, AND REGRET IT TILL THIS DAY!! AFTER 1 MONTH THE BIG FAN STOPPED & NOTHING COULD MAKING IT GO AGAIN. AFTER 2 MONTHS THE TOP FANS DIED, AFTER SOME HARDWARE SEACHING IT PROVER TO BE THE SMALL PRINT PLATES THAT BURNED OUT OR SOMETHING. I'VE REPLACED THE FANS WITH OTHER ONES. THE TOP POTENTIAL REGULATER NEVER DID ANYTHING! THIS CASE WAS BUILD WITH THE CRAPPIEST MATERIAL THEY COULD FIND!!! I'M CURED FROM ANYTHING THEY MAKE EVER AGAIN!!!!
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# A+...more life F-AlPark 2011-10-06 19:06
I agree with Ghostman, Tagan is never going to get my busness again. It worked great for about a month of use, then one by one, it went straight to hell in a hand basket! first the large fan started to click becuase it had worked itself loose and was hitting the mounting brackets, then the other fan, I also could never get top regulator to work properly also. The case spent more time apart and together in the last months of its use. Avoid at all costs!!!!
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