Date: August 25th, 2005
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & COMPOSITION (cont'd)
The power and reset buttons are highly polished as well and contrast nicely with the brushed finish on the front panel. Blue and red LEDs indicate, respectively, power-on and HDD activity.
The left side of the bezel houses the front USB, Firewire and audio ports. There are no features on either side of the case cover.
The rear of the case features seven expansion slots with replaceable covers and EMI shielding. Two 60mm exhaust fans live above the I/O shield, while an opening for a standard ATX power supply rounds out the features of the backplane. The red arrows indicate thumbscrews used to secure the chassis cover.
The bottom of the chassis sports four gold-colored feet that are reminiscent of those used on audio equipment from my youth. A rubber insert keeps the Tenor from sliding around on smooth surfaces as well as protecting those finishes from damage. The plastic bezel has ventilation slots all along the bottom to provide cool air intake for the fans.
While removing the bezel is not really necessary during installation, this can easily be accomplished by depressing four tabs (red arrows). The bezel will then tilt forward and lift out of the chassis. This makes bay cover removal much easier.
The cover is easily removed by taking out the thumbscrews, sliding the cover back slightly and lifting it up off the chassis. Removing two screws (red arrows)….