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OWNERS MANUAL 1. FEATURES: • 50/100 Watt Output Selection • Six Triode Preamp Stages (3-12AX7’s). • Quality Padded Cover Included Plywood Case CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS: • Tube amplifiers, especially high-powered tube amps, generate heat. EL DIABLO 100 offers a 50 watt/100 watt switch on the back panel.
The bigger the fan the more air it moves at a given speed. The slower a fan spins the quieter it is.
When you put those facts together it leads you to one conclusion—big fans are better for keeping your computer cool. Tagan took this to heart and put a 250mm fan in the front of the case and a 360mm fan in the side panel. If you really think you need more air movement you can put a 120mm fan on the back panel. And you’ll need all that airflow once you load out your gaming rig. This case has the space to handle it.
It will accommodate microATX, ATX and even EATX boards. Once the mobo is installed, it’s time for the drives, and CS-EL Diablo won’t disappoint with twelve drive bays. Six are internal 3.5” bays for large storage arrays. There are five 5.25” and one 3.5” external bays for optical drives, card readers and system monitoring panels. Setting everything up is easy. The drive bays have locking rails and the internal bays are turned sideways for easy insertion. Once you get it all set up there is a case open alarm in case someone at the LAN party wants to sneak a peek at your rig.
Excellent Expandability with 12 Drive Bays Featuring five 5.25' external drive bays, and seven 3.5” drive bays (one external and six internal), the Tagan Aplus CS-EL Diablo provides excellent expandability. Dual Fans with Fan Speed Control The Tagan Aplus CS-EL Diablo features an enormous 250mm blue LED fan in the front and a monstrous 360mm blue LED fan on the side panel for highly efficient heat dissipation of the hard drives and CPU. With the ON/OFF switch and fan speed control, adjust fan speeds for the optimum balance between cooling performance and noise level. Mesh Side Panel Window The mesh side panel maximizes airflow of the inner system and reveals the cool VR LED lights for added stylishness and eye-catching fun.
Convenient Top I/O Panel The Tagan Aplus CS-EL Diablo features a convenient top I/O panel for easy access to one IEEE 1394 port, two USB 2.0 and two audio ports. Pros: This case is truly a giant, big enough to put pretty much anything you want in there. The two giant fans this thing comes with are relatively quiet with fully adjustable speed controls and power switches on the chassis, and do a relatively adequate job of cooling. It's pretty easy on the eyes, too. Cons: As I said in the pros, the monster fans do pretty good for cooling, but that is only the case if you don't plan on overclocking your hardware that high. Don't get me wrong, there is some wiggle room on this issue, but you definitely need to buy an aftermarket hsf if you plan on overclocking your processor to any significant degree. That would seem like common sense anyway, but I've worked with some cases that have good enough air flow to keep the cpu running pretty cool at high overclocks with the stock hsf.
Also, beware of the front panel, it is held in place by snap-ons and doesn't take much coercing to start popping off when you're carrying the case. Other Thoughts: I went ahead and put a rear exhaust fan in the optional 120mm slot, seems to have dropped the ambient case temp by a couple of degrees. Pros: This case is awesome, gigantic, but awesome. Upgrading from my previous 7 fan case this case caused my CPU and Mobo temps to drop 20°C while bringing the noise down to almost nothing. Plenty of room for my massive CPU heatsink Overall I would recommend this case to anyone.
Cons: Fan controller knobs seem a bit sketchy, and one of mine was mounted upside down. No option to turn LEDs off without turning fans off. No cable management ports. Front bay door doesn't allow very much room for things like fan controllers and such. Mic, Headphones, and USB mounted on top and covered by a flimsy plastic door. Other Thoughts: This isn't a problem isolated to this case, but why do case manufacturers insist on mounting Mic, Headphones, and USB ports on top of the case?
Pros: This Case is a Big Case! The lights on it display a very nice blue ambiance. The drive mounting brackets remove a lot of hassle with installing drives.
Cons: Ok a couple oversights on my part. The 360mm is pretty thick, so it wouldn't fit with my Tuniq Tower, so i had to remove it. But i plugged the side fan in to see how well it performed, for this review, and it is less than adequate.
Do not depend on the fans for cooling they are all for visuals. Other Thoughts: Like i said above, the only thing that was wrong with this case was an oversight by me. Overall a Great Case. Pros: It's huge. When I showed my friend who is also a computer tech he had to change his pants.
This case might have some flaws but the 'wow factor' overrides it all. It is also very quiet. It has the coolest HD LED I've ever seen. It's the blue bar underneath the 'A+' Cons: The wiring for the fans and LEDs is a mess. It is also very difficult to route cables in this chassis. I could not install my IDE hard drive in the regular hard drive bays because the edge of the 360mm fan was touching the hard drive cage.
Other Thoughts: The case has a fan speed controller for each fan. At first I did not think they were working because even at max I can't hear the fans over the ambient room noise. I had to put my ear right against them and listen to the pitch change. This case has some quirks but the wow factor makes it very easy to get over them. Pros: Steel case could get nailed by a truck and probably be ok afterwards, lots of room inside, lights color and intensity are both good but not overwhelming, incredible airflow (had to take posters off the wall this thing is in front of) Cons: Motor for the side fan is not powerful enough to start the fan turning on startup, one of the LEDs on the side plate has died, and you seem to require 4 hands in order to reattach the side panel to the case, also, while the steel case is very strong, its also extremely heavy, so don't plan on moving this thing around alot. Other Thoughts: All in all an excelent case, a few flaws but nowhere near enough or of sufficient severity to detract significantly from the cases quality.
The 7 expansion slots have individual locking levers. The drive bays, both internal and external use a locking rail system to keep things in place and minimize vibrations.
This case is ready to handle a powerful system and powerful systems need large PSUs. ABS leaves the choice up to you so you can get a unit that fits your needs. Since there is a support bracket that is attached to the drive cage you can go ahead and install an oversized unit with no worries.
Excellent Expandability with 12 Drive Bays Featuring five 5.25' external drive bays, and seven 3.5” drive bays (one external and six internal), the ABS Aplus ABS-CS-EL Diablo provides excellent expandability. Dual Fans with Fan Speed Control The ABS Aplus ABS-CS-EL Diablo features an enormous 250mm blue LED fan in the front and a monstrous 360mm blue LED fan on the side panel for highly efficient heat dissipation of the hard drives and CPU.
With the ON/OFF switch and fan speed control, adjust fan speeds for the optimum balance between cooling performance and noise level. Mesh Side Panel Window The mesh side panel maximizes airflow of the inner system and reveals the cool VR LED lights for added stylishness and eye-catching fun. Convenient Top I/O Panel The ABS Aplus ABS-CS-EL Diablo features a convenient top I/O panel for easy access to one IEEE 1394 port, two USB 2.0 and two audio ports. Pros: Huge fans with plenty of air flow. Enough lighting for accents but not enough to blind you like so many other cases I have owned.
Pretty well built. Plenty of room for components. Cons: Stupid little things come to mind like one of the fan rpm adjusters is upside down and the switch on the front for that fan is a little touchy. One it has four L.E.Ds for hard drive lights and only 2 work. Also if you have any drive by mount fan control or sound panel like I do the front door will not close. I had to cut out pockets to fit them. Other Thoughts: A pretty good well rounded case and you can't beat the price.
If you have some defects well what do you expect for the price. Give some TLC and it well be a great case. Pros: Large roomy case.
Plenty of room to move objects around and you would think plenty of room to get air circulated inside of the case. Beautiful looking case and easy to work with inside and out.
Cons: Two major size fans, but my large 360 mm fan started to make a weird noise and appears to be slowly dying. The fans do not move as much air as you would think or like it to do. Called manufacturer and told that they do not make the fan and do not support it. Other Thoughts: Called Newegg and they credited my account for the cost of the fan. Super job on Newegg's part eventhough they had nothing to do with the poorly made fan and my warranty expired about 6 days ago. They make buying things from their site worry free.
I will always buy from Newegg after this great service. Pros: Lots of room to work and looks really slick. Got mine on sale for $80 with free shipping. Hyper electronics mappers software. Really like the steel mesh side panel. Cons: Neither of the fans pushes very much air.
The front 250mm is really only good enough to give some fresh air to the hard drives but not much makes it past the cage. The 360mm interferes with my XIGAMTEK Dark Knight so I removed it. Wish the inside was painted, the gray looks tacky. Side panels can be a pain to remove at first.
Other Thoughts: Overall I really like the case and I got an amazing deal on it. With the few flaws I have found I am still really happy with my purchase as it is still leagues better than my old case. Be sure to get a really good 120mm for exhaust and it will help tremendously. Also note, if your Power LED and HDD LED do not work, try turning the plugs around as you may have plugged them in backwards. Pros: Looks nice, huge fans, lots of space. Fan speed controllers work Cons: Spent an hour rewiring the fans because the front fan wasn't working, then I decided to take off the front panel and found it it was stuck on the edge for some reason.
The back of the side panels, near where the screws are, were bent out of the box. I used a screwdriver to tighten the thumbscrews all the way which made it a little bit straighter. The power button gets stuck 45% of the time, and if it doesn't, it feels like it's about to. The left button to turn off the light is in the same situation. Pressing the switch turns off both fan and LED, I've checked the connections several times but couldn't solve the problem. Other Thoughts: Maybe I should have stuck to an ATX mid case, this thing is huge! Pros: Very Attractive case.
Parts seem durable enough, thus far. GREAT PRICE, Best bang for buck imo Cons: Fans aren't quite as powerful as i'd prefer them, to be. All the same though, the case is quite nice Other Thoughts: If it wasn't for the slow fans this would warrant 5 eggs.
The case is definitely worth the investment, for your custom rig. (my build: Tx750 corsair power supply GTX 295 Graphics card i7920 (overclocked at 3.2) 6gigs of corsair DDR3 1600mhz Vista Ultimate 64 Diablo Case Domino liquid cooling system Lg Blue Ray Player/Burner Lite on DVD player 1tb Western Digital HD EVGA x58 sli motherboard i feel that im forgetting something as i type this at 2-early in the morning.).