Date: November 3rd, 2008
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Arctic Cooling
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There is a lot of stuff packed into the nooks and crannies of the T2. Even with everything out of the case, it still looks a bit cramped in there. We'll see.
From left to right, we have the heatsink for the “Hard Drive Muffler” feature, a bag containing drive rails, hardware and zip-ties and the wall power cord…
…along with the large air duct (for OEM-style coolers) and the rest of the drive muffler stuff. Given the fact that this is a chassis with an unusual interior design, a careful read of the manual is certainly in order before attempting to install a system. Having done that, let's take a closer look at the T2 and get familiar with the distinctive features it brings to the table.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The T2 has a relatively plain, understated look in its silver and black finish. As you look around the case, you won't see any gratuitous bling, ventilation holes or windows. Even the black base, which lends some visual interest to the T2, is actually an integral part of the overall ventilation system, as we'll see a bit later. The front panel treatment is elegantly simple with the buttons and ports lined up in the vertical black accent bar.
From top to bottom you have a black reset button, silver power button, two USB 2.0 ports, audio ports and a blank for FireWire. One of my pet peeves is when manufactures design in a feature only to block it off and list it as an option. Either put a working port there or not. This solution just makes the front look unfinished and cheap.