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Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:58 am

Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Today we are looking at the CS-Monolize case from Tagan. Everyone may know Tagan for their power supplies, now they expanding to the realm of enthusiast cases, and they went big. The Tagan Monolize features a pair of huge 250mm side blue LED Fan with control on the side door for some serious airflow!

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Some may look at the cooling package of the CS-Monolize and think that it is not very elegant, but more along the lines of brute force. Well sometimes a hit with a big hammer is what gets the job done, and Tagan brought a really big hammer. They stuck two fans pushing 150 CFM each in a case that only takes up 2.4 cubic feet of space. So getting fresh air into the case is not an issue.




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Re: Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Postby kappage » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:33 am

very nice and clean looking case. Brilliant review as always!! Keep up the good work Bubba!!!!!! (i think its Bubba)
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Re: Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Postby DX » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:02 am

I would have to turn off all the lights on the case. From a personal stand point was it "hairdryer loud"?
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Re: Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Postby bubba » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:41 am

kappage wrote:very nice and clean looking case. Brilliant review as always!! Keep up the good work Bubba!!!!!! (i think its Bubba)

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DX wrote:I would have to turn off all the lights on the case. From a personal stand point was it "hairdryer loud"?

Noctua quiet no, but with the case on setting on the bench about even with my chest on my left and the fans on high it was quiet, I'd say mid-high 20'sdBA rage. On low not noticeable at all no matter what side your on.

As for the lights, you can turn them all off but the fan lights. Those are tied into the fan control, only way to turn off the fan light is to turn off the fan. I would have like to seen the fan and lights separate, but kids these days are all about the lights.
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Re: Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Postby martini161 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:36 am

needs moar leds :mrgreen: nice write up
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Re: Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Postby dgood » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:23 pm

Wow ironic timing for this review. my friends mobo died we got him a new case. we got this case. It was really easy to build in. Wasn't the easiest I've ever had but I do love how much room you get in full towers. Also those two 250mm fans are awesome.
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Re: Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Postby martini161 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:35 pm

hey bubba do you think you could mount 3x120mm rads on those side fan vents if you took out the fans?
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Re: Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Postby bubba » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:08 pm

Might, but the fan shroud is plastic, that big of a rad might be a bit much for it.
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Re: Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Postby LuxZg » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:49 pm

I have it's smaller "brother" CS-188AF, with just one 250mm fan, and I love it! :) It has few shortcommings compared to this one, biggest one being fact that fan was mounted inside case which made the space crowded (wasn't able to put larger heatsinks inside, so I had to re-mount it, and so on). This case has fans on the "outside", in that separate space on the side panel. Because of this, and 2x fans, and tool-less design, I think that my next case will be this one - or a future version that will be based on this one... ;)

Btw, you could try these model names as well, I believe all of these are all the same product, except that WindTunnel models don't have huge "A+" on the doors, and have temp reading instead..:
Tagan CS-Monolize
Aplus CS-Monolize
Aplus CS-WindTunnel
XClio WindTunnel

Tagan/Aplus/XClio have several other cases with these huge fans, and if they are anything like mine CS-188AF and this Monolize, you just can't make a mistake by buying one of them, but these dual-fans look a bit devilish, hehe :supz:

Enjoy! :D And tnx for review!
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