Date: October 26th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antec
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
While the top of the chassis looks black, it's actually a transparent smoky acrylic plastic. In this photo, I caught my associate, Mr. Bones inspecting the interior of the LanBoy. He found it to be very nice with excellent fit and finish, just like the exterior.
Out back, the LanBoy has a relatively conventional layout with eight expansion bays featuring seven vented, replaceable coves plus an extra chrome cover at the bottom to provide egress for the USB 3.0 cable. This USB bay cover can, of course, be placed anywhere the user deems advantageous in the bay. Two grommetted tubing ports are a nod to the watercooling crowd and a 120mm exhaust fan featuring a two-speed switch and blue LEDs.
As it comes out of the box, the chassis is set up for the PSU to be mounted at the bottom, in its own removable cage, but removing five screws will allow the user to move the rear panel down, allowing for a top-mount PSU installation. As we'll see a bit later, the mobo tray and slide rails can be moved to support this configuration as well.
The fan control module lives in a plastic fixture just below the rear fan and Antec has provided an extra slot to add a second module for a top fan should the user wish to do so. To take advantage of this handy placement, users will need to purchase an additional Antec “TwoCool” fan.