A Look Inside
The bezel is firmly held in place by six pins. Remove it, and you see the filter for the 140mm front fan. The filter is removable and washable. The fan is actually attached to the filter, so it is easily cleaned too.
The side panels are very well fitted to the case, and are easily removed and replaced. Small springs in the case hold the panels tightly, preventing rattling.
Fit and finish within the case is excellent, I found no sharp edges or loose parts.
The Zaria A10 has four 5.25″ external bays. The locking mechanisms are the same as those in the Ra X10, you push the button to lock the drive into place. They work well.
The hard drive bay is easily removed by thumb screws. There are slots for five 3.5″ hard drives. As with the Ra X10, the slide locks have rubber inserts to isolate the hard drives from the case to eliminate vibration and HDD noise.
As mentioned before, the case rear is fairly typical. There are grommeted openings for water hoses, and your basic 120mm exhaust fan. A cool extra is the fact that Ikonik has connected the case fans to one 3-pin fan connector which is easily connected to the motherboard. The wires are long enough to be hidden during installation rather than stretched tight and well in view.
Of note is the tool free locking mechanism for the seven PCI expansion slots. Though it is a slight pain with multiple cards and cards with brackets taking up more than one slot, but it holds the cards in place better than any other tool free PCI locking mechanism I have used. And unlike most, you can actually use screws in conjunction with the locking device, for those extra heavy video cards.
The filter located over the floor fan opening is configured so that the optional fan attached directly to it, making for tool free fan installation and removal, though the fan must be screwed to the filter.
Not much of a bundle here, but not much really needed with this case. Besides offsets, there are a few other screws mostly for the expansion slots, a couple of small zip ties, two nice cable holders, a cable stop, and a cleaning cloth.
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