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Last updated: 6/30/99

The AOpen HX95A ATX desktop computer case is an improved version of the HX95, a case I have been using for years.  It is roomy and a pleasure to work with.  It looks good, has a solid feel, and is furnished with an ample assortment of hardware.  It is a good choice for building the average computer, but less than excellent ventilation preclude its use for most file servers and heavy-weight game machines.

BENT METAL.  The case is made from 1 mm steel.  Some, but not all of edges are rolled-over to strengthen the case, make it easier to slide the cover on, and reduce the possibility of cuts during  assembly.  

There is a removable channel-shaped metal brace that goes from the top of the back of the 5 1/4" drive bays to the rear of chassis,  just to the right of the power supply.   Not only does this add strength and stiffness to the chassis, it also accommodates an additional 3 1/2 inch internal drive for total of seven drives.  The brace easily connects to the chassis with a single screw.  I like it.  Additionally, there is stiffener rod along the top, left side which connects the front to the back of the case. 

The U-shaped cover is easy slide on from the back and is secured at the back with three screws.

There are two DB-9 and two DB-25 knockouts for Baby AT motherboard I/O connectors.  They do not have screw driver slots for easy removal.

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