Globalwin YCC-8870 Case Review

globalwin-ycc8870

Introduction


Globalwin is probably most known for its high quality heatsinks, they do however make cases as well. The Globalwin YCC-8870 is made of aluminum but not the same type as Lian-Li cases are. This case is very light and somewhat thin, it is silver and ha a unique design to it. Just because it is thin and light weignt does not mean it is a inferior product by any means, maybe quite the oposite. You will see this case in much more detail later in this review, below is a table which has the specs of the case.

Case
MODEL
NO.
8870
CASE
TYPE
ATX
MOTHERBORD
Baby
ATX/Micro ATX/ATX
CASE
DIMENSIONS (D x W x H)
488x192x460(mm)
FRONT
PANEL MATERIAL
ABS
CHASISS
MATERIAL
Aluminum
M/B
TRAY MATERIAL
Aluminum
CHASISS
PLATE THICKNESS
0.8
mm
NO.
OF 5.25″¦ EXPOSED

4
NO.
OF 3.5″¦ EXPOSED

2
NO.
OF 3.5″¦ HIDDEN

2
NO.
OF I/O SLOTS

7
SECOND
FAN
YES
SECURITY
LOCK
YES
POWER
SWITCH
YES
RESET
SWITCH
YES
POWER
LED
YES
H.D.D
LED
YES
FRONT
USB CONNECTOR
N/A
FRONT
SLOT
N/A
POWER
SUPPLY TYPE
P/S
2
NET
WEIGHT
4.6KG
GROSS
WEIGHT
5.6KG
MEASUREMENT
/ PER CARTON
500x242x550(mm)
CE
/ FCC APPROVED
N/A

The Globalwin YCC-8870 case comes in a good sized box, mine came via UPS. The case is protected by a good sized peice of styrafoam on the top and bottom which will keep it protected against the abuse of shipping. As you can see allready its a cool looking case!

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The front of the case is pretty cool looking, almost space age like. The power and reset buttons are both are quite large which I like, if you’re like me somtimes late at night you can hardly see the screen anymore and don’t want to shut down the right way, you just wanna push that button and colapse into bed. The front of the case has a slot for a floppy drive, the door of the case hides 2 of the 5.25″ drive bays and one of the 3.5″ bays. There is also a space for a case badge which in my opinion is a must for every case behind the door.

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The top of the case is has a piece of plastic attached to it which can be removed, it is in a dome shape is is only for decorative purposes. The side of the case is just like most normal cases, it has a handhold for easy opening and looks quite cool. From the shot of the back of the case you can see that there is an 80mm exhaust fan and it comes with an I/O plate. This particular case I got did not come with a power supply but you can pay more and one can be added to it.

 

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This case comes with 2 thumbscrews for the side panel which you most open to install and uninstall hardware. I like the fact that you do get these 2 thumbscrews it makes it a lot easier to get in and out of the case. I would have liked to have seen Globalwin provide 4 so that both sides could have them, even though you don’t much open the other side of the case, when you do the faster the better.

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