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Written by Ronald Tibbetts - Edited by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 09 October 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Closer Look: Exterior

Upon arrival, I noted the package containing the Monolith had a sturdy plastic handle built right into the top of it. This in addition to the two handholds located at the top of either side make for easy transport of an otherwise awkwardly large and heavy box. Since it arrived unscathed, I am fairly certain the handles help cut down on shipping damage. A nice touch.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

Inside the box you will find the CS-Monolith snugly tucked between two foam inserts, and wrapped in a poly bag. It definitely goes without saying how appreciated a well package item is.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

The front doors' high gloss acrylic panel is protected in transit by a clear vinyl sheet. Upon removal, it's hard not to appreciate the mirrored finish hidden beneath. The rest of the front panel is made a high grade plastic coated in "Silk Rubber" material, giving the foremost of the case a distinct finish resistant to fingerprints, with a smooth feel to it. Unlike the rest of the case however, the high-gloss acrylic is very prone to finger prints, and dust.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

It was difficult to capture shots with the front door that didn't include objects in the lab being reflected off the mirror-like panel.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

The CS-Monolith has a lot of exhaust venting. Located near the top of each side panel, opposite the drive stack on the left panel, and on top of the case as well. Which could be used to isolate the PSU intake air (the PSU mounting plate allows installing the PSU either way).

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

The rear chassis fan mount supports 80mm, 90mm, and 120mm cooling fans for plenty of hot air exhaust venting. There is another optional fan mounting located beneath the front bezel that supports a single 120mm fan.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

We'll take a close look at that latter on. The PSU mounting plate comes pre-installed in the PSU bay. One of only four things you'll need a screwdriver for.



 

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# where to buy in EuropeMitja 2010-05-23 10:31
I have Tagan CCS Monolith A+ tower box and I need to buy drive rails for HDD's , this one ion front and that ones from side. where can i order this
parts ( thay are yellow ) , c'oz I cant find them on net. i know that's doesnt cost a lot, but I need them
txs for replay
mitja
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# king of all things great and smallCHARLEY 2011-05-18 12:50
I have owned this case for 3 years now .. alot of room for what ever setup your thing about.. have installed the front and rear 120mm fans the 250mm fans on the side cpu cooler 120mm fan 2 80mm fans for memory and case still has room for mor .. three dvd drives one bluray 3 terabyte hds card reader and even a draw to put thumb drives in .. good case but I need something newer
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