CaseBuy 6811-WW Pure White Case
|CaseBuy 6811-WW Pure White Case|
|Inside the White Wonder|
|Size, Installation and Conclusion|
CaseBuy is a little known company over here in North America, but with their growing selection and styles of cases, it will only be a matter of time before you hear much more from them. They recently sent over one of their latest creations that takes a step away from a traditional case layout quite a bit. In all honesty, traditional layouts are often best as they are tried, tested and true. CaseBuy however is not willing to let things be, and have decided to push things further with their new 68xx series of case. Today we will be looking at the 6811-WW case that is finished in a very high gloss white. I wasn't sure how much I'd like a white case, but after seeing how this beauty gleams in the sun, I wouldn't want any other color. Keep on reading as we take a look at this case and find out if there is more good things about this case than just the color.
The case arrived double-boxed from Taiwan and was in perfect shape when we opened it. The outer box had received some shipping damage, but the inner box was perfect. I guess it was a good idea that they double boxed. The first thing you've already noticed about this case is that it is gloss white and has a huge freakin' fan in the side. There are many more differences as well.
As we take a look at the front and back of the case, you may notice a few differences and features. You'll notice that the back of the case has no location to fit a PSU. There is simply the PCI slot covers, I/O back plate and a couple of 80mm fans. No PSU mount. This case is much shorter than a standard full ATX case and in fact is much closer to the size of a M-ATX case. CaseBuy has done some shuffling around and managed to make this short, shiny case fit a full ATX board. We'll see how as we take a look inside.
As you move around to the front of the case you can see that there are 3 - 5.25" expansion bays as well as one external 3.5" expansion bay. Two of the 5.25" bays have doors that will allow you to hide your beige or black optical drives. Also on the front of the case at the very bottom are a set of headset jacks as well as a couple of USB ports. These can be handy instead of reaching around back to plug in headphones or USB devices.
One thing I really liked about the outside of this case is the ability to control the massive side fan. Integrated into the fan shroud is a rheostat that allows you to speed up and slow down the fan as required. In my opinion, this manual control is much nicer than a temperature controlled fan that you have no control over. I also liked the fact that the front USB jacks are actually pointed upward so that when this case is sitting on the floor you don't have to scrape your knuckles to plug in a USB flash drive.
On the next page we'll take a look inside this case and see how CaseBuy makes this unit work without having a PSU at the back.