Quick Look
Logisys CS888UV The Good
+ Side panel audio/USB
+ Four 5-1/4" drive bays
+ Eight 3-1/2" drive bays (2 exposed)
+ Four 80mm fans
The Bad
- Motherboard tray difficult to work with
- Inefficient use of screws throughout case
- Tedious use of screws to hold case together

A few months ago, we decided to take a few clear acrylic cases and compare their features, constructions, and general usability in our acrylic roundup. The four competing products were from BeanTech, Sunbeam Technologies, ClearPC, and Logisys.

In the roundup, we explained the various differences in case construction and design, the pros and cons of the acrylic material, and the variations of assemblies in the four cases. It was evident that none could compete with the metal cases in the industry, but in the end, between the four, BeanTech's BT-85 came out on top. It had a solid design with a removable motherboard tray, sturdy construction, and an overall great performance in thermal and sound.

Recently, Logisys introduced us to another model in their acrylic family of cases, the CS888UV. There are a few differences in the UV models from their CL model; mainly, the UV reflective material. We will go in to more detail to explain the features that the CS888UV has, which the CL doesn't and vice versa.

More information is available on the CS888CL at Logisys' website.

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  • diehlr - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    UGLY. Reply
  • Shinei - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    Now, if only Macs were half as good as PCs... ;)
    I do agree that the G5 cases are dead sexy, though, and I'm curious why someone hasn't gotten the bright idea of putting out that A(B)TX case style (like the Temjins) with a G5-style case... Amazing cooling + hot looks + huge case == winner.
  • Orchid001 - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    #1 I agree there are a lot of very bad pc cases out there (A lot do look like they are designed for/by 16 yr old metal fans), there are some exceptions, I have a shuttle case myself which I think looks great. PC case designers could take a leaf out of Apples book. Reply
  • SMT - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    #1 - Um, Shuttle? Reply
  • Avalon - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    Acrylic cases are so funny looking that I almost wish I had one...almost :P Reply
  • Locut0s - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    Others have said it before but I'll say it again.
    What ever happened to the concepts of sleekness, style, and form? It seems like most of the case makers have hired 16 year old tone deaf heavy metal freaks. "Oh you know what would be cool man?! Make it transparent and glowy and shit!" or "Make it look like a transformer!". Whatever you may think of Apple (and I myself am NOT an apple guy) you have to admit they are one of the few remaining bastions of style and taste left. Where are the PC cases for the rest of us?
  • breakfastninja - Monday, May 03, 2010 - link

    I just wanna say that I own a CS888CL and it only has three 80mm fans, not five. I actually cut a hole in the top of mine for a 120mm and dropped my system temps by 6 degrees. Reply

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