A Closer Look
We really didn’t get the chance to go into details about the features on top of the case including the hot-swap bay, USB port locations or the fan controller. The hot-swap SSD drive bay comes with a dust cover and is easily accessible on the top left of the case.
In the center of the case from left to right is the power switch, two USB 2.0 ports, Audio/Mic jacks, two USB 3.0 ports and the reset switch. While the USB ports come with dust covers, the 2nd USB 2.0 port came dead on arrival.
On the right side of the top we find the integrated fan controller which includes a low/high speed switch, an X-Speed push button and an on/off push button. The controller is capable of controlling 3 fans with a max output of 30w. The low/high switch works together but is really a low/med speed where the X-SPEED runs fans at 100% and has a red led when the switch is activated overruling the switch regardless if it is in the low or high position. The last button on the right, is the on/off switch with a green led when the fan controller is turned on. I’m not sure why you would completely turn off the fans as they are connected directly to the power supply via molex connector.
Here is what we used for this build.
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990fx R2.0
Processor: AMD FX-6300
Graphics: EVGA 550 ti
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB (2×8)
Power Supply: NZXT Hale90 V2 1000w
Storage: 320GB Western Digital 2.5″ SATA2, 2TB Western Digital 3.5″ SATA2
Radiator: AlphaCool 120mm
Reservoir: Danger Den dual bay, Alphacool DC-LT res/pump combo
This is what the case looks like with all the components installed; there is lots of room for all the components while still providing good airflow.
Jul 08, 2014 0