Spire Diablo, a PC Case for Those Who Don't Want Embellishments

It is remarkably cheap compared to others we've seen, though there are concessions

One would think that case makers would know better than to forget to install USB 3.0 ports on their products, but this seems to be precisely the pitfall that Spire has fallen into.

We don't really know why Spire's new Diablo PC case does not have USB 3.0 connectors on its front I/O panel (input/output).

Maybe the company has figured that motherboards have their own USB 3.0 for those who really want SuperSpeed data rates of 5 Gbps.

Whichever the reason might be, the front-top panel has two USB 2.0 connectors and the obligatory audio and mic jacks.

On the inside, the newcomer has room for up to six 3.5-inch drives (hard disk drives / HDDs mostly) and three 5.25-inch ODDs, or fan controllers, drive cages, etc.

The trio of larger bays is, naturally, exposed, since front access is needed to DVD, CD and Blu-ray drives, or whatever else is installed in them.

Moving on, the mesh front panel, as well as the rear and side panel fan space provide more than enough air access.

Overall, for a chassis made of 0.5mm SECC Steel, the newcomer is a decent and versatile enough enclosure, and one with arguably higher than average aesthetic value as well.

The black coating applied to both the inside and the outside of the newcomer helps establish that impression.

Furthermore, the Diablo chassis has tool-free installation for the 5.25-inch bezels, the option to install a multifunctional card reader in a 3.5-inch bay, and space for one 92mm fan (back) and one 80mm fan (side panel).

As for the price, the Spire Diablo PC case sells for $29.99 in the US and 24.95 Euro on the old continent of Europe. Micro ATX and TX motherboards are supported. More information can be found, obviously enough, on the product page, at the other end of this link.


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