Date: October 31st, 2007 (Boo!)
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antec
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
A look at the back of the Fusion shows four PCI slots, I/O shield, and an included 430w power supply all oriented on their side in typical HTPC fashion.
The bottom has two aluminum feet with rubber pads at the front, and the rear feet are solid rubber to provide extra prevention against vibration and noise.
A single thumbscrew releases the top cover, and the inside is divided into three separate sections. The large compartment houses a Micro-ATX motherboard, and to the left of it is the optical drive cage with the PSU behind it. Towards the front of the case are the hard drive bays.
Two 120mm exhaust fans each get power from a 12v Molex connector. Positioning of these fans is good as they are in close proximity to the processor and will pull warm air away from it and out the side.
Antec also included a switch on both fans with a low, medium and high setting to adjust RPMs. Low speed is nearly silent and moves a decent amount of air, medium and high speeds on the other hand are considerably noisier (although move a ton of air).
Sliding doors released by a single screw aid in cable management. There are a total of two of these openings and they are large enough to route IDE and PSU cables through.
There more to check out inside this case, but I'm going to save it for the installation part of the review. Let's get to it!