A Look Inside
Before we get inside let’s take a look at the 230mm side panel fan. This fan is huge! All of the fans inside the case have white blades that match the entire case’s aesthetic and they all have 3pin connectors so you can connect them to your motherboard or the fan controllers. As we look inside the case you can see that Rosewill has painted the inside of the case white to match everything. A quick inspection reveals that almost all of the edges are rounded so you will not cut your fingers when you are installing your hardware.
Starting at the front of the case you have the hard drive trays, there are six of them and they are made of metal. They easily come out for installation of 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives. Also we can see the large 230mm intake fan, it is positioned right in front of the hard drives.
Moving up we can see the 6 optical drive bays. They use a simple plastic tool-less system. It will be interesting to see how well it works. There are quite a few different connections coming from the front of the case. Some things to point out is that you do have an internal USB 3.0 connection. Also there are three 3pin connectors for each fan controller and they are labeled.
On the bottom of the case there is a mount for another optional 120/140mm fan. Moving to the back the case there are 4 rubber risers that will lift your power supply off the bottom of the case for proper airflow. There is also a foam backing where you mount the power supply, this will reduce sound and vibration. Each of the 10 expansion slots have mesh slot covers to allow good airflow and they all use thumbscrews.
Moving up you can see the 140mm exhaust fan and the huge 230mm top-mounted fan. You can also fit two 120/140mm fans up top if you do not want the larger 230mm fan. Top-mounted radiators should have no problem fitting up there either. Another thing to point out is the amount of cable routing holes you have. There are 9 that have the rubber inserts along with 3 more at the top that do not.
If we take the opposite side panel off you can really get a good look at all of the cable routing holes and how the case it set up. There is quite a lot of room behind the motherboard tray to route cables and hide them. Also remember there are ventilation holes on the back left side of the case to get some airflow in this back part of the case to keep things cool.
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