The rear is very well designed, with three watercooling holes in a staggered layout across the top. One of these can be used to feed the USB 3.0 cables through to the backplate of the motherboard.
Eight tool free expansion slots are available. The power supply is mounted at the bottom and if you are concerned about security, there are two fastened hooks to allow cables to be attached to the chassis.
While most of the case is manufactured from plastic, the engineering standards are pretty good, no edges are left untreated or exposed, and there are no sharp corners. The side panel has a position for the optional ‘headphone’ holder, which can be installed or removed when needed. This is hidden when not in use by a rubber cover.
Underneath the case is a removable dust filter which helps ensure the case receives adequate airflow, a problem associated with the initial design. The four feet can be rotated 90 degrees to offer added stability if desired.
At the top of the case there is an I/O panel with two high speed USB 3.0 connectors, an eSATA port, and three buttons which control fan speed and colour – red, blue, green and mixed colour modes are offered. Thankfully these can be totally disabled. As noted earlier, the power and reset buttons reside at the front.
Behind the I/O panel is another supersilent 200mm fan, which acts as an exhaust unit.