- Packaging and Specification
- External Impressions
- Internal Impression Part 1
- Internal Impression Part 2
- Test Bench and Installation Experience
The left sidepanel as usual has a 120mm mount.
From Left: Power On with LED; USB 3.0 port; Audio connectors, USB 3.0 port and Reset button with HDD activity LED.
There are 3x 5.25" bays. The air vent is on the bottom of the the front panel.
The Rear I/O section has a mount for 80mm, 92mm and 120mm fans, 7 pcie slot- out of which only one of them is a reusable slot cover with 2x rubber grommets and a small meshed area on the side and the hole for he power supply. I believe its about time that all companies could provide reusable slots rather than just one. BitFenix Alpha provides reusable slots- although their PCI mounting can be bit annoying.
If you can see closely, there’s a air filter mesh tray that can be easily seen on the underbelly- below the psu mount.
Most in this budget to provide an air filter mesh but some do not provide the plastic slide to slide it in and out easily.
The top panel only has a 120mm fan mount with a preinstalled fan. The underbelly of the case, as you can see, has a 120/140mm mount. The case- without the components mounted- is extremely light.
There are pair of 5 HDD slide rails for 3.5" HDD drives, screws and couple of brass standoffs (rest should be pre-installed- and hopefully its not steal like how one of the manufacturer did it. Also, a USB 3.0-to-2.0 header adapter is provided.
The sidepanels are little bit flimsy and its the same case at the rear I/O section- more specifically between the 120mm mount and the mesh/PCIE section. Looking at the price point, its not that bad- rather the entire PCIE I/O section seems pretty strong. The sidepanel and the base’s fan mount panels could use air filters too. I know that Antec provided 2x USB 3.0 via header, but to be honest, one ought to see 2x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0 connector on the front panel alone. If the case manufacturers cannot provide it unless they have to use the re-routing cable- why not pcie USB 2.0 slots? That could work, yes?