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Sahara is a semi-famous chassis manufacturer, also involved in RGB fans and controllers. When it comes to their protective cases, you can clearly see that they have drew a lot from the competition and usually provide similar-looking protective cases at a cheaper price. The

Sahara EK33 is the largest center tower box in the EK series and reminds us of the Cougar MX330. It should be noted that EK33 is twice that of Cougar MX330, but this is due to the characteristics of the Sahara case. The

EK33 feels very strong, and we see a tempered glass window on the side, which is much better than the acrylic window on the Cougar MX330. The case can support high-priced ATX construction, and there is enough space to install fans and heat sinks to obtain airflow.

In this review, we carefully studied the price characteristics of Sahara EK33, how difficult it is to manufacture, and whether it is a good choice for under $100.

Case Type

Medium Tower

Dimensions (mm)

208 x 432 x 480 (W x D x H)


Steel, Tempered Glass

Optional Color



8.13 kg


Case Type on Amazon


mm) 4 mm 4 mm 432 x 480 (W x D x H)


steel, tempered glass

optional color



8.13 KG

front I/O panel

power, reset, USB 3.0 x 1, x USB 2, 0 audio, RGB switch

expansion slot


drive bay

1 x 5.25, 3 x 3.5 ″, 3 x 2.5 ″

motherboard supports

MiniITX, MicroATX, ATX

Cooling / 44 x41mm Front / 2 x 140mm, top: 2 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm, rear: 1 x 120mm 4 444 Available space for CPU cooling

161 mm

Maximum GPU length

364 mm


Robust structure

with fan And fan controller

Easy-to-clean filter

Full length cover



EKd Very expensive 44 EKd package arrived intact, this is a good start! Like most products, there is a large image of the PC case on the side of the box, and there is nothing special to report here.

unpacking, we found that there are four RGB Pirate Ring fans and a controller inside. It's a pity that the screws are all loose in one bag, which is annoying, but what can be done is closer to the budget. What surprised me the most about the

is that this case looks very beautiful out of the box, it is not as expensive as the Thermaltake Versa H15. Although it's in the $ 100 range, it's considered a budget tempered glass case, and you get some value-for-money services here.

is equipped with tempered glass, addressable RGB fan and multiple support options, this situation can affect the construction of many people. The design on the surface is very simple, but once you put the components in, it starts to look very beautiful.

As mentioned above, it has a tempered glass window, so you'll want to put a midsize gaming PC in this case to take advantage of this view. The GPU with some gorgeous RGB looks great on the Sahara EK33. If you don't want an RGB fan, you can buy this case at a slightly cheaper price. The front of the

is just a big piece of vented metal plate, except for the airflow, it doesn't really add anything to the chassis. Three 120mm fans or two 140mm fans can be installed in the front. There is also a 280mm radiator gap at the front, suitable for those looking for an integrated cooler. The

front panel is easy to fall off, so you won't think you are about to break anything. For anyone who is still using DVDs, there is a 5.25 drive bay, but for the build I am going to do today, this space will be used to store some remaining cables. The back is

, which is pretty standard here, and there is no pre-installed fan. The only thing to report is the extra installation space for the rear fan. You can adjust your rear fan if you want, although I'm not sure this will improve airflow, but it's nice to see the versatility. We see 7 expansion slots to provide you with enough space to place a decent gaming equipment, and the side panels are secured with easy-to-use thumb screws. There is a dust screen at the bottom of the back of the

chassis. When installed upside down, the filter will help protect your PSU from ground dust. The filter is easy to remove when it needs to be cleaned, and it is not too difficult to replace, because it is magnetic.

One of the side panels is flat metal, and the cable casing does not have any obvious dents. Due to design reasons, the side panel looks completely flat, we will discuss how much space you have to place the cables later. There is a tempered glass panel on the other side, which can be removed with four screws. Although this window adds a lot of weight and cost to the chassis, it also improves the overall appearance. The

thumbscrew is sufficient for removal, no screwdriver is required. We also saw rubber washers on the tempered glass thumbscrews to prevent scratches.

At the top of the box, we see another dust filter, which can be easily removed / installed thanks to its magnetic strip. There is room at the top to accommodate two 120mm or 140mm fans and support radiation of up to 280mm. The outside of the

box is pretty boring, so let's look inside and see what we're dealing with.


Remember, if you need additional airflow, you can install three 120mm fans on top of the PSU shield. On the back of the

, we see the space where three SSDs can be mounted directly on the metal plate, so there are many storage options available. Mounting the SSD directly on the metal plate will make cable management more difficult, so be careful.

Even if there is no groove to accommodate the cable, there is a gap of about one-half to two-thirds of an inch, so there should be no problem in routing the cable.

For low-end situations, this actually comes with some pretty good features. There are enough considerations to install a high-end version.

My only problem with this case is a messy bag of screws that you installed in one of the drive bays. While I shouldn't be surprised that such a budget only comes with a bag of loose screws, it would be nice to see a small box like the Phanteks box. The

ATX motherboard comes pre-installed with bracket screws, which is always nice to see. Although this case feels compact, there is still enough room to accommodate an oversized case and, unlike the Sahara case I built before, this case has no odd gaps or loose parts.

Overall, the Sahara EK33 looks smart and contains features that can make the inexpensive system look very impressive. The RGB fan, tempered glass panel, and PSU shield make the system look beautiful with very little effort. The

RGB controller comes with an adhesive back plastic, so you can install it wherever you choose, but make sure you use this part properly after it gets stuck, that's it.

It is worth noting that the cable hole location on the top of the power supply shield is very suitable for cable management. That said, the holes for the 24-pin, SATA, and GPU power supplies are very mediocre and actually make the build process a bit more complicated than it should be.

Although I managed to use a non-modular PSU without too much trouble, of course I would recommend that you use a semi-modular or fully modular PSU to make your life easier when building.

This may not be one of the best cases in terms of looks or practicality, but with a wide range of features, it's a nice little case.

Case type

Medium tower

Dimensions (mm)

208 x 432 x 480 (W x D x H)


Steel, tempered glass

Optional color



43 4 KG 4 4 KG Amazon 44 KG 4 4 KG Amazon 44 KG larger 43 44 KG Amazon 8. The EK series mid-tower case reminds us of the Cougar MX330. It is important to note that the EK33 is twice the size of the Cougar MX330, but this depends on the function of the Sahara case. The

EK33 feels solid.We see that the side is a tempered glass window, which is much better than Cougar MX330's acrylic window. The chassis can support a high priced ATX build and there is enough space to install fans and heat sinks to achieve airflow.

In this review, we take a closer look at the price characteristics of the Sahara EK33, how difficult it is to assemble, and whether it is a good option for under $ 100.

Sahara EK33

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