On closer inspection you can see the two drive bays installed and then removed, we prefer removed and designed our build that way.
There is a couple of fine meshes installed in the front, and top grills with a secondary plastic removable mesh on the inside of the front panel. This additional plastic mesh can be removed and washed.
With the motherboard tray removed there is ample access to most parts of the chassis, and an easy installation of the motherboard as well. On last point, the fans have dual connectors, not a feature we like, but we are fussy. Some may find them a god send on motherboards with limited fan headers.
We didn’t include an optical drive as we don’t really use them any more. We chucked in some of our current test components, including a Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 Nano and a NZXT Kraken X61 AIO CPU Cooler. We toyed with the idea of the Fury X, but the AIO cooler in the top of the chassis took up space right where we needed it. We plan to fit the AIO cooler to the front and install the Fury X at some point, using the top rear fan, it’s a perfect placement for the Fury X radiator.
- Processor: Intel i7-6700K
- Motherboard: Asus Z170M Plus
- Graphics: Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 Nano
- Memory: 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400Mhz
- Drives: Samsung SM951 512GB M.2
- 2x Crucial MX200 500Gb SSD
- Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 AIO CPU Cooler
- PSU: EVGA 850W SuperNOVA G2
Let’s have a look at the build;
We really like this build, it is super clean and hard to get wrong. This was with minimal time and effort, as with all our chassis reviews, and it sorted itself out very quickly.