Date: April 30th, 2009
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Hiper
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
HIPER's Anubis chassis has quite a few interesting and innovative features and a couple that just leave you scratching your head. Follow along as we take the grand tour.
The Anubis has classic looks and proportions. It features a front door, a windowed side panel (that appears to be vented but, in fact, is not) and a black anodized finish.
The door is secured with magnetic catches and swings on sturdy hinges, but there is really no good way to get hold of it to pull it open. The door itself is vented for its entire height with three sets of slots machined in the upper area and a mesh panel below. A floppy bay is located atop six 5.25-inch bays that in turn sit atop the hard drive cage at the bottom. The cage has a black 120mm fan guard, but does not include a fan. I'm not a big fan of case doors, but this one is done well. It's sturdy, swings the right way and won't preclude the use of bay devices with protruding knobs, switch toggles etc.
Up top, the Anubis features a deeply finned heatsink-like feature incorporated into the top case panel. This is a clever design feature and adds some visual interest (and some weight) to this area, but I have no idea if it will enhance cooling. The fins will be very good at collecting dust, hence the dust brush that HIPER has thoughtfully included. A 120mm exhaust fan, the only fan included with the Anubis, lives up here as does the “front” I/O panel.
The panel features two USB ports, audio ports including a Line In socket, power and reset buttons and HDD activity and power LEDs. No FireWire or eSATA? This is one of the head scratchers.