A Look Inside
Getting the Colossus open is pretty simple, just take the 2 thumbscrews off and remove the side panel. On the back of the side panel is a thin piece of metal that covers all the lights. Towards the bottom there is a small connection that powers and controls the lights.
When you first take a look inside you can see mow much room there is. This is a full tower case so you can fit both ATX and E-ATX motherboards inside. Starting at the bottom of the case you can see the spot where your power supply goes. There are 4 small rubber bumpers that will lift it off the ground so there is good airflow. You will also notice a spot for an optional 140mm or 120mm fan.
Moving up you have your expansion slot covers and a tool-less locking system. I’m not a huge fan of tool-less systems, but we will see how well this one works. There is a spot on the back of the case for 140mm exhaust fan. Above that you have the 4 spots for water-cooling tubes. At the top of the case there is a HUGE 230mm fan.
Moving towards the front of the case there are 5 5.25-inch drive bays. They also use a tool-less system, once again we will have to see how well this works.
Below the 5.25-inch bays is the hard drive cage. It features 7 removable hard drive mounts. These hard drive mounts are removable and have small pushpins for your 3.5-inch hard drives. If you choose to use 2.5-inch solid state drives the mounts have the available holes for you to screw the drives on. This is the first case that I’ve seen that has just as many spots for 3.5-inch hard drives as 2.5-inch drives. This is definitely a step in the right direction.
Looking back inside the case you can see all of the cable routing holes, 7 total. These allow you to route cables behind the case for easy cable management. Looking at the back of the case you can see that they already have quite a few cables routed for you.
Like most modern cases the Colossus has the CPU cutout on the motherboard tray. This makes it easy to install aftermarket CPU coolers without having to remove your motherboard. Inside the case you will find the box of goodies as well. It has all of your mounting hardware and a few other accessories.
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