A Look Inside
Once I took off the side panel I wanted to take a look at the cooling fan that was on it. It is a simple Diablotek fan that uses a Molex / 3pin connector. A quick first look inside the case we can see that it is all black and initial checks show us that most of the metal is rounded and we will not cut our fingers anywhere.
Starting at the front of the case there are a total of 8 drive bays. These bays are all the same size and made to support 5.25-inch devices. Diablotek does include three adapters so you can install your 3.5-inch hard drives and you are able to mount a single 2.5-inch drive on the bottom of the case.
Looking at the bottom of the case we can see the large ventilated section and the fan filter that is stuck to the bottom of the case and cannot be removed. Moving up all of the expansion slots use thumbscrews and the fans can be connected via 3pin or Molex connections.
Looking at the backside of the case there is not all that much room to route cables. It looks like we will only be able to route cables in the section towards the front of the case.
The case does 3 of the things we like to see on new cases; a CPU cutout, cable routing holes, and internal USB 3.0 connectivity. There are 4 cable routing holes, although they do not have the rubber inserts. The metal around them is rounded so it is very unlikely that you will cut your cables. Also included with the case is the box of goodies which contains the three drive adapters we mentioned above, a 3.5-inch bay cover, bag of screws and the user’s manual.
Dec 11, 2014 0