Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review :: System Build

02-05-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun
  • Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case
  • ATI RADEON HD4870 X2 Video card
  • GIGABYTE EP45T-DS3R motherboard
  • WD Raptor 74GB SATA HDD
  • Tagan 800W BZ 800W SLI Certified PSU
  • LG 16X DVD-RW
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9700 CPU
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-8500 memory

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review System build components

System build components

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review Doc

Doc

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review PSU installed

PSU installed

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review CPU cooling

CPU cooling


The system build we decided to do with the Seenium case is based upon the top of the line Intel Core 2 system we use for our video card test platform. The Tagan 800W BZ PSU was sufficient to power this system and the HD 4870 X2 video card without issue. Note that with the launch of the Core i7 platform, this isn't the fastest system on the planet anymore. But it is fast enough for almost any user. As the standoffs are already installed, you don't need to do anything but mount the backplate and screw the motherboard in to secure it on the case.


Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review HDD cage open

HDD cage open

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review HDD installed

HDD installed

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review Rear of HDD cage

Rear of HDD cage

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review Cable management

Cable management


Drive installation was easy. Simply slide the rail, lift it up and lock the drive into place. If you feel you need screws to hold it into place while moving the case there are holes in the normal places to facilitate this. Hard disk installation was pretty easy as well. There are five hard drive cages that can be removed from the rack. Insert the HDD into the cage screw in the screws and remount the cage into the rack and you are done. Tagan has the HDDs face the left, making for great cable management. There are also cable organizers on the case to help cable management.


Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review Completed system

Completed system

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review Fan grills completed

Fan grills completed

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review Front completed

Front completed

Tagan A+ Seenium BM Case Review Rear completed

Rear completed