Hansan Systems Audi
(Power III) Case
It was only a few weeks ago
that I posted the review of the
Addtronics 6890A mid-tower. Once again you guys swamped me with e-mail
about mid-towers. You guys really make it easy for me to figure out what types
of products to review. Lucky for us that Hansan sent in a review sample of
their newest case. The Audi is yet another Hansan product that caters to the
crowd that doesn't want a vanilla-plain box on their desktop. Everyone remember
the Explorer III
that Hansan sent last year? This case is a great followup to that unit.
- 16.9" H x 7.9"
W x 16.7" D
- Approx 30 lbs.
- Works with AT
or ATX boards
- Three external
- Two external
- Two internal
- Simple latch
mechanism for easy opening
There are plenty of companies
offering similar cases to Hansan's and sometimes with a lower price. Why would
I mention that right off the bat? Hansan goes out of their way to find the
best quality components and their cases feature some of the most innovative
The case shipped to me was the
Silver/Bronze Metallic unit. It's the case on the left in the picture to the
right. Hansan shipped the unit with one 80 mm intake fan preinstalled and
an extra 60 mm exhaust fan that mounts near the CPU. Included with the unit
was the same great Moretec 300w power supply that I liked so much in the Explorer
III. The first thing I noticed about this case was the great quality of its
paint job. The paint would look equally nice on a car.
I've noticed that a lot of OEM
computer systems are coming with at least one USB port and a joystick port
in the front of their cases. Hansan doesn't have the joystick port up front
- but how do two USB ports, a headphone jack, and a mic jack sound? Considering
the amount of USB joysticks that are hitting the market I'll gladly take the
extra USB port over a joystick port any day. If you don't plan to use them
they are hidden behind a door.