Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!
Recommended
Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies
Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, by Mark L. Chambers (For Dummies), starting at $6.46


Home » Case
Chieftec Dragon Case Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 36,608 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: June 1, 2009
Page: 1 of 6
Introduction

Cases from Chieftec usually have a very “formal” looks and we were kind of surprised when we saw that Chieftec was going to release a case with more aggressive looks – by their standards, of course. Featuring four 120 mm fans and one big 220 mm fan, Dragon also supports a total of seven hard disk drives (if a 5.25”-to-3.5” adapter is used; otherwise the maximum number of hard disk drives you can have is six) and features a meshed design for improved airflow. Let’s take a look at this new mid-tower case from Chieftec.

Dragon is available in black with two color options for the top, front and side meshes: red (CH07B-R-OP, which was the model we reviewed) or black (CH07B-B-OP). The top, side and front fans glow blue when turned on.

Chieftec Dragon
click to enlarge
Figure 1: Chieftec Dragon case.

Chieftec Dragon
click to enlarge
Figure 2: Chieftec Dragon case.

The front and top panels used a meshed design, which improves airflow inside the case. The front panel can be seen in Figure 3. Dragon has four external 5.25” bays, with the lower one coming with a 5.25”-to-3.5” adapter. One 120 mm fan is available on the front panel, cooling down the hard disk drives. As mentioned, this fan glows blue when turned on and it has a dust filter, as you can see in Figure 4. To access this dust filter you need to remove the whole front panel and unscrew it, which is far from being practical. All fans from this case come with a three-pin power adapter, so you can install them on the motherboard in order to monitor their speed. They also come with adapters so you can install them directly on the power supply, if you wish. The manufacturer, however, doesn’t say anything about speed or noise level.

Chieftec Dragon
click to enlarge
Figure 3: Front panel.

Chieftec Dragon
click to enlarge
Figure 4: Front fan.

Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article Page 1 of 6  | Next »

Related Content
  • Raidmax Aura Case Review
  • Tagan A+ Curbic Case Review
  • AeroCool AeroRacer Pro Case Review
  • CM Storm Scout Case Review
  • NZXT Beta Case Review

  • RSSLatest Content
    AMD A4-5000 CPU Review
    November 26, 2014 - 3:10 AM
    Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Tablet Review
    November 25, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    ASUS X99-PRO Motherboard
    November 5, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    ASRock QC5000-ITX Motherboard
    November 4, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    Gigabyte X99-UD3 Motherboard
    October 30, 2014 - 8:30 AM
    ASUS X99-A Motherboard
    October 29, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    ASUS ZenFone 5 Smartphone Review
    October 15, 2014 - 7:00 PM
    ASUS AM1M-A Motherboard
    October 15, 2014 - 4:30 AM
    ASRock X99 Extreme4 Motherboard
    October 14, 2014 - 4:10 AM







    © 2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)