Date: June 11th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: In Win USA
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The outer door is constructed of aluminum and it loosely resembles a helmet, hence the “Metal Suit” in its name. The small cutouts in the door glow blue when the system is powered on.
The door swings out to the right, revealing four external 5.25” drive bays and two 3.5” bays. This front bezel is made out of plastic, but it is sturdy nonetheless.
Power and reset buttons are found towards the bottom of the front bezel as well as a power LED.
On the side panel is a large, slightly raised air intake system. The design of the intake keeps with the overall robotic/metal theme of the case, although I'm not sure if it's supposed to portray something in particular or not.
Located on the side is the I/O panel with a firewire port, four USB 2.0 ports, a headphone port and a microphone port. The B2 case has the panel in this same location although it includes a cover – the Metal Suit GD does not.
The 120mm exhaust fan, I/O cutout, power supply cutout, and expansion card slots are standard fare for a mid-tower chassis. At the top are two holes that are for use with liquid cooling system tubes. With a lot of DIY liquid cooling kits on the market, it's become easier than ever to take advantage of this feature.