Legit Case Reviews
ABS Tigas Super Full Tower Chassis
|Manufacturer:||ABS Computer Technologies|
|Date:||Fri, Oct 02, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Installing Parts and Final Thoughts
Installing the system into the Tigas was very easy. The cover panels on the sides of the hard drive cage made it nice for running cables through. There is a ton of room in this case, as there should be for a Super Full Tower. Even the ABS 1050W PSU looks small in this case.
There are 3.5 inches between the end of my XFX GTX260 and the front hard drive backplane. There is even head room to spare with the very tall Scythe Mugen2 CPU cooler. That's something to say to have head room on an almost 6.5 inch tall cooler.
The Tigas has a price tag of $499 plus shipping; this officially makes it the single most expensive case ever reviewed at Legit Reviews. Is it worth the price tag? Well that decision is yours and yours alone; budgets may vary. Now, is the Tigas a very well built, classy looking case that has the features that any enthusiast would want in a case for storage, interior space, and the almighty quiet factor? Oh yeah.
I would liken the build quality to that of my Lian Li PC-A7010 case that has an all aluminum design with 7 hot swap drive bays, classy looks, light, well built, and $300 price tag. The Tigas has it beat with 3 more hot swap bays, and with all ten having front access. This gives me the ability for a whopping 20TB of storage. The Tigas also has the all blacked out interior, more fans bringing air into the case and sound reduction material on the doors. Is this list of better things worth the extra $300? Again that's up to you. Then again there are those that don't think twice about paying that kind of money for the newest video card. I think a case will outlast the lifespan of that video card.
Installing parts was a breeze, but cable management in the Tigas could be interesting without a modular PSU. The covers on either side of the drive cages do give you some options for running/hiding wires. I would have like to have seen a couple more holes for cable in the motherboard tray for running cable behind it. Also, the length of the front audio cable should be a bit longer. This is an issue starting to come up more and more on large cases, so it’s not just unique to the Tigas. The audio header on most motherboards is on the back of the motherboard near the middle, not down by the USB headers, so it stands to reason the front cable needs to be longer than the others to reach it.
If you have the funds available to you in our current economy, you can pick up the ABS Tigas only at New Egg for $499 plus shipping.
Legit Bottom Line: If you have the need for a case with loads of drive space and room for even the largest hardware, and the wallet to handle it, check out the ABS Tigas.
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Page 1 - The Tigas
Page 2 - External Impressions
Page 3 - Moving Inside the Tigas
Page 4 - Installing Parts and Final Thoughts