Midi Towers: You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Workmanship And Assembly

Installing the hardware is not complicated. Even long PCI and AGP cards fit in the midi tower. There's still oodles of room between the PSU and the upper 5.25" drives after the computer hardware has been added. Excess cables can easily be stowed away here. The hard drives and CD/DVD drives are mounted on plastic runners. They not only help insulate the drives acoustically, but also prove very easy to handle.

There's still lots of room left over even after the PSU has been installed.

Long PCI cards are no problem for the Blizzard.

Plastic runners ensure the drives are insulated acoustically.
Pros And Cons


Adjustable light effects Acoustic insulation of drives Lots of room inside Space for long PCI/AGP cards


Very heavy Not much room for hard drives Poor availability, in Europe only (U.S. orders shipped from Britain)

The package contains mostly screws, spacers and drive runners. Don't waste your time looking for a handbook or a system fan though. However, the lack of a handbook is not such a great loss as the connection cables for the front ports are well labeled. A sticker inside the case describes how to mount the lateral fans.

After making inquiries to the manufacturer, we were told that the handbook will be included in the package.

The guide rails are in the HDD cage
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