Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

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Tagan Aplus CS-Monolize

Tagan has been well known for years for quality power supplies, now they are expanding to enthusiast cases under the brand name of Tagan Aplus. They sent us their CS-Monolize case to look at. Tagan didn’t start small with their cases; they went the route that would please all enthusiasts, and they went big and roomy. Before we get too far let’s give the specifications and features a quick look.


  • Super Tower Case with brand-new cooling system
  • World record: two blue illuminated 250 mm fans in the left side door
  • Separate adjustable (speed) 250 mm fans, also with separate switch off/on function
  • Blue illuminated Aplus logo in front with on/off switch
  • Up to 13 disk drives can be mounted inside the case
  • ATX and extended ATX main boards fit inside
  • Easy drive mounting with 26 screwless rails
  • Easy installation of the PCI cards with clip system
  • 4 Thumb screws on the back for easy opening of the case
  • Manual in English, German and French language
  • In accordance with RoHS


  • Name: CS-Monolith
  • Case Dimensions: 9″ x 21″ x 22″
  • Weight: 31 lb
  • Case material Chassis: 1 mm SECC
  • Front material: Silk/rubber skin plastic and acrylic
  • Case colour: Black
  • Drive bays
  • 5.25″: 5 bays
  • 3.5″ : 2 bays x external, 6 x internal
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • Front i/o Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x audio and IEEE 1394 Firewire on right side
  • Supported main boards: Standard ATX, extended ATX (12″x13″), also for MP Dual CPU
  • Power supply (optional): PS/2
  • Standard Cooling system
    • 1 x 80/92/120 mm in back and 120 mm in front (Fans optional)
    • 2 x 250 mm side fan, separate adjustable (and on/off)
  • Accessories: 26 rails for the disk drives, various screws and spacers, piezo speaker and cable ties.
  • Side Fan Specifications

    • Dimensions: 220x220x30MM
    • Bearing type: SLEEVE BEARING
    • Rated Voltage: 12.0 VDC
    • Start-up Voltage: 7 VDC
    • Rated Current: 0.30 A ±10%
    • Rated Power: 3.60W ±10%
    • Rated Speed: max 800 RPM ±10%
    • Air Flow: 150.49CFM Max.
    • Statis Air Pressure: 0.97mmAq
    • Noise level: 32.1dBA
    • Life Expectancy: 30000Hours at 25*C/65%RH
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