Removing the left side panel reveals the complete black interior of the Eleven Hundred. Towards the front top of the case are your three external 5.25” drive bays, all of which have their own tool-free installation.
Below that are the six tool-free internal 3.5” drive bays and two dedicated 2.5” drive bays. This is the first time that I’ve seen two dedicated spots for 2.5” drives and the first time I’ve seen a case that has slots for them as well, rather than your typical install four screws to secure the drive installation.
Moving on to the bottom rear of the case is the bottom mounted PSU slot which has a removable filter. What’s also different about this case is that the filter is removable from the side, rather than the back or bottom, which makes for an easier access to clean.
The rear panel, like I mentioned boasts 9 expansion slots. All of the expansion slots have their own rubber coated thumbscrew for an easy installation of your expansion cards. Both of the included fans can be found in the top rear corner of the case and consist of the 120mm rear and 200mm top exhaust fans. A nice feature of the Eleven Hundred is wedged between these two fans. It’s a four-port hub for 3-pin fans. This allows you to run all of your cables here and power them only with a single 4-pin molex, thus reducing the need for cables to be run all over the place.
The large CPU cutout not only provides an easy installation or removal of the CPU cooler, but also a large amount of room for the optional right panel fan to cool the back of the motherboard. Four cutouts surrounding the right side of the motherboard tray help for better cable management.
There is plenty of room behind the motherboard tray to install and manage your cables.
Included with the case is your standard installation hardware, black cable ties, and the set of drive rails needed for 3.5” drive installation.
Jan 30, 2015 0