Quick Look

Avance Technologies 8B04
ATX Mini Tower

The Good


http://www.avance-technologies.com

+ Thumb screw access
+ Side panels
+ Drive rails
+ Screwless motherboard mounting

+ One of the smallest ATX cases available

The Bad

- Poor cooling
- Difficult to remove motherboard
- A few sharp edges
- Proprietary power supply
- Loose floppy button

Founded in 1991, Avance Technologies manufactures a variety of cases, primarily for the OEM market. They're based in China, but In 1997 they opened branch offices in Los Angeles and Rotterdam, suddenly making them a much more global company.

For their debut on AnandTech, Avance supplied us with their 8B04 ATX mini tower. While it's not a very creative name, the case itself features a number of original features to help distinguish it from the hoards of other cases out there. Those features combine to produce one of the smallest ATX mini towers out there, yet remains easy to work with.

 

 

Specifications

Form Factor ATX Mini Tower
Drive Bays

3 external 5.25"
1 external 3.5"
1 internal 3.5"

Cooling 92 mm power supply exhaust fan
80 mm intake fan in front (optional)
120 mm exhaust fan adjacent to PSU (optional)
Other Features

Thumb screw access
Side panels

Dimensions
(HWD)

14.6 x 7.6 x 14.6 inches
370 x 192 x 370 mm

Power Supply

Avance Technologies WIN-250PS 250W
300W optional

Design

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