Well now that we have everything out of the box its time to take it apart and give it the once over. The first thing I noticed about the case is it is pretty damn light. I've heard some of the Addicts in the forums complaining about their heavy steel cases, dragging them to LAN parties, this might be the case for you. The second thing is its sturdy. I've played with some aluminum and light steel case and the side panels seem flimsy, even pushing on the case top the bend quite a bit. The Kingwin is very rigid. They follow this up with protecting the possible rough edges with strips of plastic, similar to the Lian-Li cases. This is very appreciated by anyone that has taken some skin of a knuckle when swapping out heatsink, cables, or whatever your doing inside the case.
Now let me add this up. Improved 191N analog technology which is better than the older digital 191T, same great looks and a US$200-$300 price cut? I don't think there is even a question that this product deserves the Tweaknews.net's seal of approval, the "Top Rank Award". Better and cheaper are always a good thing in my mind, wouldn't you agree?
The KWI-450WABK is a Black (hence the "BK" in the name) Aluminum (that's the "A") 450W Power Supply. If that wasn't good enough, the gang at Kingwin managed to add four, yes four, double ball bearing adjustable fans to this sucker. And for those that need color, the rear fan sports a quad LEDs. Next to the rear fan, you can see the (red) control switch for the fans. It offers three settings: Silent, Auto, and Full.
The ABIT NFORCE2 NF7-S is likely the MOST tweakable motherboard on the face of the planet today! ABIT have always been the overclocker's favorite. Their motherboards offer a host of bios options that give the enthusiast ultimate control and tweaking delight. ABIT are also known to pack on the features assuring buyers that their money has been well spent.
That's what the enthusiast consumer expects when looking to the best; fast, featured and fun. ABIT may have produced the most overclockable board on the planet but they could have fallen short when it comes to what's inside the box and how the NF7-S comes out of the gate.