I-star housings are extremely attractive, as I have been eyeing their cases on their website for some time. The I-Star Nitro appeals to me straight away, as it looks like it has killer modding potential, in addition to its already great looks. We’ll certainly put it through the paces to see if it rises to our expectations.
I-Star sent this case immeidately, but was delayed due to customs issues. Finally a poor lad from UPS showed at my door stuggling with a very large box. One quick signature and the Nitro was finally mine!
I-star was so friendly to send me one of their Nitro AX Super Cooling full tower case. Many of you may never have heard of I-Star, perhaps because they are more popular for top-quality server housings than consumer cases. This case may have broken the barrier, as it hosts many features that many system builders want. It features removable motherboard trays, side rails for optical drives, and a tool-less card locking system. Let’s take a closer look at the case and analyze these features.
It strikes you when the case is first removed from the box: this is one sleek tower with a hefty 5mm aluminum front plate decoration. This case could easily mesh with audio equipment in the living room. If black bores you, then try out this case in their red, yellow and blue varieties of the Nitro AX.
Included in the package is a large sack of screws, nuts, and all the other goodies needed to install a system. It even includes a fan duct, but we’ll explore that later on in the article.