- Packaging, Bare Essentials and Specifications
- External Impressions
- Internal Impressions Part 1
- Internal Impressions Part 2
- Installation Impressions
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The front panel is made of plastic with mesh on the front: 3x 5.25″ bays for CD/DVD/Blu-ray and even fan controllers/front panel USB port add-on, 1x floppy bay and 120mm Fan vent on the front.
The rear is something that is nothing new but you will see 7 plastic moulds on the rear panel. There are 2 rubber grommets if you want to attach any water cooling unit, but most likely designed so that you can mount something like Corsair H50(?) or such units if you plan to buy it.
The left hand-side of the side panel is mostly vented with a 120mm fan mount and a rectangular shaped acrylic sheet cutout. I am disappointed to see side vents are left like that, even with the fan positioned to push the air in. The 1/2cm each hexagon shaped grills have no way of preventing the dust from entering the case, rather it seems till this point that the airflow from the fan will aid in making the internals more dusty.
The top panels can accommodate 2x 120mm fan and Zebronics have bundled 1x LED fan position to push the air out.
There are 2 USB 3.0 ports (marked in blue) and 2 USB 2.0 (marked in black) ports on both sides of the panel with Mic and Speaker front panel jack in the middle. The ports don’t seem to be installed properly on the plastic mould. The top part of the metallic border on the USB 3.0 port towards the left seems to be push towards inside, whereas the USB 2.0 port on the right isn’t really in its usual rectangular shaped.
There is a hexagon shaped power button on the top and the chromed plastic reset button with HDD activity LED ring on it.
The case feet feels like soft plastic. The cut-out section towards the bottom is for you to slip your hand in to get a grip to open the front panel, but it doesn’t seem to let you do so, probably because of some screw/plastic attachment from the inside.
The vent is for the HDD bay area so that the tray will have the access to pull it in. Not really a useful implementation. A good enough front panel fans does the job.
Lets open it and see how it is…