When it comes to building
your own high performance PC, we all want our case to stand out from the
crowd. All that time and money just doesn't belong in some generic
beige box! Thankfully the manufacturers have responded with an
ever changing range of PC chassis options. But what if its not
enough to have the latest windowed case? Our friends over at
SilverPC's have the answer; the Luxor Pyramid case. We think
outside the box for this build today at the Club!
You don't have to spend much time here
at the club to know we love good product packaging but nothing could
prepare me for the massive box that arrived from SilverPC's. This
monster box measures 24" x 19" x 19" but can't weigh over 9 pounds.
The packaging opens to reveal the
acrylic top piece and the users manual. That's just the tip of the
The next layer peals back to give us
our first look at the pyramid shape that gives the Luxor its name.
If you are planning on traveling to the next LAN with this bad boy, you
will probably want to keep the rest of the packaging to keep things
safe. This is also our first look at the specifications.
- Color: Black, Silver
- Dimension: 16.25 inch x 26 inch x 16.25 inch (wxhxd)
- Drive bays: 5.25 inch x 2; 3.5 inch internal hard
disk bay x 1; 3.5 inch external disk bay x 1
- Fan: 80mm LED ball bearing fan x 2 (top); 80mm
ball bearing fan (bottom) x 2
- Motherboard Type: ATX M/B (max size: 12 inch x
- Expansion Slots: PCI Slot x 6
- Front USB: USB2.0 x 2; IEEE1394 x 1; Mic x 1;
Audio Out x 1; Video Out x 1
- Weight: 7.5lbs
- Material: Aluminum
- Brushed Aluminum Finish
- Acrylic Top
- Removable Motherboard Tray for Easy Upgrades
- Hard Drive Anti-Vibration System
- Switch for Acrylic Top Light On/Off
- Thumb Screws for Ease of Use
Finishing the unpacking reveals the Luxor securely
packaged all the way down to the chassis itself.
And finally, the Luxor Pyramid is
revealed! The pyramid shape measures 16.25 inches across at the
base and stands 26 inches tall. The all aluminum construction
weighs in at a slim 7.5 lbs despite the pyramid shape making this one of
the largest cases I have ever worked with. Each of the four sides
is accented with six separate acrylic windows.
Luxor is also available in a black color that will more closely match the
real Luxor. However, it does look like the black version of the Luxor
Pyramid does not have the side windows.
The front panel opens to reveal support
for two audio outputs, a mic output, two USB 2.0 ports and a IEEE 1394
port. Each of the acrylic windows is held in place by what appears
to be a double sided sticky tape. Despite the efforts to pack things
securely, several of the windows came loose during shipping.
Simply reseating the windows seems to be all that is required but long
term additional steps may need to be taken to keep things secure.
The Luxor ships with the Users Manual,
the acrylic top piece, and enough mounting hardware to cover any
supported installation. Several extra thumbscrews have been
included as well.