Computer cases are a funny thing in that just about every system needs one and yet they are often the most reused part of any custom computer build. As many of you will know cases come in a variety of price points, sizes and styles with a general idea that eventually a user will find something they like and can afford. On the side of the manufacturer cases are extremely expensive so when they design a chassis they will often create universal components that can be used across their product lines. This helps reduce costs and can sometimes become a limiting factor when it comes to overall design I am usually quick to point this out but rarely make a big deal of it unless the company tries to hide it.
Last month I reviewed the HBT Turbine 700 which is a brand new case from a very new Taiwanese company called HonBonTec (HBT+) . The case was designed to be flashy with a radically unconventional design style that concealed a very conservative and well thought out chassis design.
In this review I’ll be looking at the HBT Shield 700 which is another case based on the same chassis used on the Turbine 700 with a more conservative styling and a few subtitle differences. You will need to consider this review to be a continuation of the Turbine 700 review so for particular details on certain features please refer to either the HonBonTec website or the previous HBT+ Turbine 700 review.
Material SGCC steel, Plastic
Dimension 460(D) x 230(W) x 480(H)mm
Case net Weight 8.5kg
Motherboard Support ITX / Micro ATX / ATX
- 5.25" Drive Bays x 1
- 3.5" Drive Bays x 5 (supports both 3.5" and 2.5" SSD drives)
- 2.5" Drive Bays x 6
External Connectivity USB 2.0 x 2 + USB 3.0 x 2 / Mic in and Audio out
Expansion Slots 7
Cooling System Front: 120/140mm Fan x 2 / Top: 120mm Fan x 3 / Rear: 120/140mm Fan x 1
Optional Cooling 120mm Radiator x 1 / 120/240/360mm Radiator x 1 / 120/140mm Radiator x 1
Filters Front / Bottom / Back / Top
Cable management clearance 25mm
PSU support PS2, 140/160mm
Maximum GPU length 415mm
Maximum CPU cooler Height 183mm
Available Color Black
Warranty 2 years