External Overview Continued
The top of the case also has two sets of the four lines of ventilation holes which line either side of the top of the case. A 120mm fan ventilation hole sits slightly off center towards the back of the top of the case. Two silent 80mm fans also line the back of the case to provide more cooling.
The back of the case seems very similar to a standard case, except tilted on its side. You have the power supply slot, motherboard I/O slot, two 80mm silent fan, 7 expansion card slots and a plastic ventilation piece above them to allow for even more airflow. All of these holes and slots are cramped together so there really is no extra space used on the back side of the case. Two small white thumbscrews found on either the left and right sides of the top panel, found in the back of the case, remove the top panel to get a closer look inside.
Removing the two thumb screws on the back panel will grant you access to the inside of the case. It’s surprisingly open inside of the case, but there is just enough room for everything to fit into place with not a whole lot room to spare once everything is installed. Eight copper motherboard mounts are pre-installed with the system for an ATX motherboard setup. The power supply is mounted vertically all the way on the right side of the case. Working our way left we have the two silent 80mm fans above the motherboard I/O slot. Finally on the left side are the seven expansion slots.
Since it’s a HTPC case it will be placed horizontally rather than the typical vertical case. Since this is the case everything is mounted as it would be in that position. A removable drive cage has the slots facing forward giving the user one 5.25″ and two 3.5″ external bays. Underneath these are four internal 3.5″ drives that face toward each other. Also included inside the case is the Installation Guide, some items for cable management and the necessary screws for installation.
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