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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

Detailed Interior Features

In the built in storage compartment you will find a brief, but illustrated, Manuel in English, German and French. Along with, six sets of blue Hard drive (HDD) mounting brackets, five sets of green 5.25" Optical Drive brackets, and two sets of green 3.5" floppy drive brackets. Everything thats needed for drive installation. Also included are sixteen motherboard standoffs/screws, four case screws, four PSU mounting screws, and five cable ties. Thoughtfully included is also an optional Piezo Speaker.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

The tool-less mounting system allows for quick and secure drive installation. Each bracket has two steel rivets that slide easily into the drives existing screw mount holes. The brackets have a universal design, and should fit any drives currently on the market. I tested them without a problem on a Western Digital WD740ADFD Raptor. The brackets are as easily removed from the drive as well.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

To install the drive you simply slide the whole unit into the drive cage getting a resounding snap as the brackets lock securely into place. Once installed the drives are just as anchored, as if they were screwed in. For removal press in the plastic tabs on either side, and pull out the unit. It couldn't have been any easier. My only concern is if you lose the brackets there is no option of using screws for the HDD.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

The 5.25" drive installation is identical to that of the HDD's. Only with bigger brackets. I did have to use excess force installing the CD-Rom drive in the top bay. And the same for removing it. The remaining bays were fine though. And it was a delight not having to remove the left panel, or have to screw anything in place. The drive bay covers are easily removed for drive installation, being held in-place by plastic clips on either side. The drive covers were very secure, and I did not have a problem with them staying in place.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

There is no removable motherboard tray. However, installation will not be hampered by space constraints; there is plenty of room to spare here.

Tagan CS-Monolith Mid Tower ATX Case

I installed an Asus P5K Deluxe without problem. In fact this was the easiest motherboard install I have ever done, thanks entirely to the large work space provided by the CS-Monolith.



# 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
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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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