Remember LAN parties? Taiwanese case-and-cooling vendor Reeven does. The company's new Koios is a cube-style micro-ATX chassis with a handle along the top of the front panel. Like some modern cube cases we've seen, the Koios offers a split interior with a horizontal partition that separates the power supply and storage devices from the computer-y bits.
Reeven makes the Koios easy to get into by putting a hinge at the bottom of the front of the case. The entire front and top of the case roll forward to reveal the machine's delicious innards. That might make the Koios a handy pick for married tweakers whose partners won't let them leave a test-bed strewn across the bedroom.
Reeven includes a 120-mm fan in the back, and builders can put another 120-mm or 140-mm spinner in the front. The case supports coolers up to 7" (18 cm) tall and graphics cards up to 13" (34 cm) in length, which we reckon should accomodate all but the most insane builds.
As a micro-ATX case, the Koios only has four expansion slots, but it will accept one 5.25" drive, three 3.5" drives, and three 2.5" drives. Curiously, Reeven saw fit to include an external 3.5" drive bay. The handle atop the case should be good for a total weight up to 55 lbs (25 Kg), too. Reeven lists Newegg as the stateside place that offers its wares, but has yet to announce pricing or availability for the Koios.
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