Date: April 3rd, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
Speaking of locks, let's check them out. The first one is next to the front panel. As indicated by the arrow when the key is turned 90 degrees counterclockwise, the outer front door will open but the front panel will be locked in place. When the key is turned 180 degrees counterclockwise, both the front panel and door will open.
The second lock is on the side panel. There are two latches that remove the panel, but only the top one has a lock. A 92mm fan could also be installed here, but all that's included is a mesh covering.
Now that we've scoped out the exterior of the case, let's see the inside. Two fans are included and the 120mm exhaust fan has four blue LEDs. The front fan is 140mm. Neither fan makes a lot of noise. The front fan puts out 16dBA and the rear fan 17dBA. Very tolerable.
Both the 5.25” and 3.25” drives can be installed without tools. Simply squeeze the tabs together on the clip and pull outward, then slide the drive in the bay. To secure it in place, squeeze the tabs and push inward. I found this to be a very convenient feature, but the clips aren't made of very strong plastic so I'd be careful with them.
No tools are needed for expansion card installs either. The plastic latch simply pulls outward to release the slot cover so the card can be seated.