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Cooler Master Praetorian 732 Alumunim ATX Casing
By Zachary Chan
Category : Casings And Coolers
Published by Vijay Anand on Thursday, 11th August, 2005
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

Cooler Master seems to have gone on a rampage of late, releasing a ton of new PC casings from updates to existing line-ups to brand new product families. While we're sure that the Centurions will be the highlight of many conversations, a privilege of their renowned reliability and affordable pricing, Cooler Master's true pride are their full aluminum Praetorians. Named after the Roman cohors praetoria of old, the Praetorian casings are designed not only to hold your system, but to protect them and look good doing it.

After our slightly lukewarm reception of the new Centurion 54x series, we were slightly guarded when Cooler Master sent us the new Praetorian 732. However, we must say that Cooler Master's latest aluminized wonder left a lasting first impression. When Cooler Master first launched the original Praetorian (PAC-T01, which is basically a slightly modified ATCS-201) it looked rather simple, but was extremely practical in functionality for its time. Since then they've incorporated much of their own distinctive designs, projecting the Praetorian 732 as all style outside and all business inside. Good looks alone isn't enough to sway us, so read on to find out the finer points of the case and why we liked the Praetorian 732 so much.
The Cooler Master Praetorian 732 ATX aluminum casing.

Cooler Master Praetorian 732 Technical Specifications
Casing Dimensions and Specifications
  • Width: 225mm 
  • Height: 463mm 
  • Depth: 540mm 
  • Material : Full Aluminum Alloy
  • Case Color: Black or Silver
  • Weight : 10kg 
  • Motherboard Support type: ATX : 12" x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.5cm) , Micro-ATX
Drive Bays and Expansion Slots / Ports
  • 4 x 5.25" Drive Bays (Exposed) 
  • 2 x 3.5" Drive Bays (Exposed) 
  • 4 x 3.5" Drive Bays (Hidden) 
  • 7 x Rear Expansion Slots 
  • 2 x Front USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x Firewire (IEEE 1394) port
  • 1x Mic-in
  • 1x Headphones output
Case Cooling
  • Fans
    • 1 x Front Intake fan - 120 x 120 x 25mm
    • 2 x Rear Exhaust fan - 80 x 80 x 25mm
    • 1 x Side Intake fan - 120 x 120 x 25mm (optional)
    • 1 x Top Intake fan - 80 x 80 x 25mm (optional)
  • Vents 
    • Side Meshed Intake 
Power Supply
  • None Supplied
  • PSU bay supports Standard ATX PS2

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