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Anidees Al-6B Mid Tower Case Review

The entire interior of the Anidees is painted black. This all black colour scheme is very common in 2012 with case designers.

The Al6 has two removable hard drive cages which are secured with a number of thumb screws. If you are the proud owner of a full length graphics cards such as the 6990, removing the top drive cage makes installation a painless experience. Each of the cages are able to hold three x 2.5″ SSD drives or three x 3.5″ SATA or IDE drives.

The Al6 has six removable hard drive trays which are capable of mounting both SSD or 3.5″ SATA/IDE drives. While the installation process does require a screw driver, Anidees provide all the required screws for both types of drives as part of their extensive hardware package. After attaching our drive with four of the screws, we simply slide the tray back into the drive cage and connect the required cables.

The Anidees is designed for a bottom mounted power supply which will draw air in from beneath the case. Anidees have included a thin mesh filter to prevent the power supply from intaking too much dust. After securing the power supply with four mounting screws we have the option of using the included Velcro retention strap to provide additional stability.

With the case laying on its side we can see the 120mm rear exhaust fan and the two areas that are designated for two x 120/140mm fans or a 240mm radiator for water cooling. There is a large cutout on the motherboard tray to simplify changing your cooling solution. This area provides direct access to the backplate used to hold the cooler in place, virtually eliminating the need to remove the motherboard from our chassis.

The Al6 includes 2 small PCB's with 3 pin fan headers on them. One of the circuit boards has a Molex receptacle that we need to populate with a Molex connection from our power supply. This connection supplies the power needed to run the fans that we attach to the headers on the two PCB's.

The 3.5″ drive bays in the Al6 are not tool free and Anidees opted for thumb screws instead of a tool free mechanism. This is one area where Anidees potentially looked at reducing production costs without really interfering with the functionality of the Al6.

To finish of pictorial portion of our review here is the Anidees Al6 with our system installed and ready for action. Even though there are plenty of cable management options, an additional 5mm or more added to the width of the Al6 would have been a welcome addition.

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