Once removing the side panel we can get a closer look at the inside of the case and the huge side panel fan. The inside of the case is very open which leaves a great opportunity for airflow.
Since there are 9 usable 5.25″ drive bays it really leaves no room for any 3.5″ drives, which may seem like a problem, but it really isn’t. Included with the case are three sets of adapters for 3.5″ drives, which also provide anti-vibration feedback for the hard drives. A clear fan with blue LEDs sits on the lower three drives. It would probably be your best bet to install your hard drives here.
Already pre-installed is the 3.5″ bay converted which I previously talked about. A screwless device holds it in position, but can be removed for a 5.25″ device. Unfortunately there aren’t any screwless devices found for the expansion slots.
Removing the other side panel reveals the ability for cable management and airflow around the motherboard as there are five large holes on the motherboard tray. Also along the drive bays there is some extra room for the screwless devices to be installed giving you an easy add-on for support of your drives. For the installation AeroCool provides with the case a manual, plenty of 5.25″ screwless devices, 3 sets of 3.5″ hard drive anti-vibration devices and screws to install it, and an additional bag of screws and goodies.
Jul 08, 2014 0