- Oct 24, 2007
CoolIT Boreas MTEC Chassis Review
Manufactures Product Page: CoolIT Systems - Boreas MTEC™ Chassis
Price: Click Here to Check Prices
Warranty: 1 Year
Over the past few months we have taken a long, hard look at most of CoolIT’s product line and for the most part we have come away with very positive experiences. Whether you are talking about the ultra quiet PURE or the powerful Elite one thing is for certain: they are built with quality and an eye for customer service which is very rare these days. It is actually for this last reason that I accepted CoolIT’s latest offer, with strings attached. With most companies, if said company is unwilling to permanently part with a piece of kit then that usually tells me a lot about their commitment to their line. However, as this is only a “rule of thumb” there are exceptions and CoolIT is a perfect example of it.
That being said the product we are reviewing here today is very expensive and the time and care which went into its creation is a testament to CoolIT's commitment to the consumer. Even though this wee beastie is a loaner that does not mean I am going to treat it with kid gloves and it will be tortured just as hard as any other piece of kit. By now you must be curious about which of CoolIT’s product I have been alluding too and if you have guess the “Boreas”…..you would only be half right! Today’s review is on none other than the Boreas MTEC Chassis.
The BMC as I will refer to it in this review is a customized Silverstone TJ07 which has a Boreas built into it, making for an amazingly powerful one-two punch. When it comes to chassis, Silverstone are some of the best products around which even put my beloved Cooler Master 830 Stacker to shame. This makes it the perfect cocoon for one of the most powerful retail hybrid coolers on the market today. If this combination of beauty, power and strength has a weakness it has to be the cost of the Boreas MTEC Chassis. This unit is available directly from CoolIT and a select few other online e-tailers and goes for about $800 dollars with a pair of GPU blocks and a single CPU block. However, CoolIT will completely customize your Boreas to your own needs if you order directly from them so we are reviewing a slightly different version with only a single CPU block. Pricing for this configuration came to about $800
With any unit this expensive the biggest question you have to ask yourself is: “Is It Worth It?”; hopefully by the end of this review we will have given you more than enough information to make an informed decision for yourself.
So without further ado lets start the review!
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