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Last updated: 6/30/99

hx45.gif (12757 bytes)The AOpen HX45A ATX mid-tower computer case is an improved version of the HX45, a case I have been using for years.

The HX45A an excellent choice for those who are going to build their own computer.  The power supply is mounted at the very top of the case and out of the way.  This makes the case roomy and a pleasure to work with.  The case looks good, has a solid feel, is furnished with an ample assortment of hardware.

BENT METAL.  The HX45A is made from 1 mm steel.  The edges are bent in to strengthen it and reduce the possibility of cuts during assembly.   The older HX45 had a one-piece, U-shaped cover which had to be lifted off the chassis.  The HX45A has two removable sides which slide into place and are secured by two screws, each, at the rear of the case.  Both sides have indents along the rear edge to aid in removable.  I found the sides quite easy to remove and install.  I am going to have to change my habits a little because I'm use to laying the HX45 on it's right side when working on a computer.  If you do this with HX45A some precaution will be necessary to avoid scratching the paint on that side, or the side panel will have to be removed.

There are ample chassis knockouts for Baby AT motherboard connectors.  The knockouts now have screw driver slots for easy removal.

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