Asus has released a new case - the VENTO TA-B1. This case measures 180 x 408 x 462mm and has four 5.25" bays, one external 3.5" bay and five internal 3.5" bays. The case supports two 80mm front fans, one 80mm rear fan and has venting holes and an air duct in the side panel. There's room for up to 7 expansion slots and the front features an I/O panel.
The case can be locked and Asus claims the case is "injury-proof", that probably means that they've rounded all the edges so you can't cut yourself during the installation.
TAC Compliance for Excellent Thermal Efficiency
The TA-B1 meets the Thermally Advanced Chassis (TAC) standard that provides a perfect mechanical fit and functional compatibility to properly support system operations. The CAG 1.1 side panel generates smooth airflow to lower CPU and video card temperatures; and the adjustable air-duct ensures airtight contact with the CPU to efficiently funnel cool air towards the CPU. Additionally, the unique rear venting holes enhances ventilation around the add-on cards. This promised thermal efficiency enables long and continuous operations for the most powerful processing platforms and increases overall system performance and stability.
Stylish Design for Modern Sophistication
As technology gradually integrates with daily life, we look for things beyond mere functionality in all our devices. The TA-B1's drive bays and front input/output ports are discretely covered for a simple and elegant outlook, while the blue LED power button and hard drive indicator presents the very best in minimalistic style. As the philosopher, George Santayana once said in The Sense of Beauty, "Beauty is pleasure regarded as quality of a thing." The aesthetically clean design of the TA-B1 truly enhances the level of taste and desire of life-aesthetics.
Considerate Design for Hassle-free Installation
The unique installation design offers users a hassle-free environment in which to install or maintain their computers without the need to take special precautions. For example, the folded metal edges protect fingers from scrapes and cuts, the spring-operated optical drive door allows quick access to optical devices; and cleverly located USB ports avoid mutual interference when multiple USB devices are connected. Another considerate design feature comes in the way of the dust filter, which is contained within the CPU air-duct to keep the interior of the casing clean. All of these designs help make the TA-B1 a hassle-free and easy DIY installation chassis.