Date: January 9th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
…and another hydraulic mechanism swings the door out. It swings out with a decent amount of force, so be careful when opening it. Four additional 120mm fans can be installed on this panel if desired, although they aren't included.
At the top are some diagrams explaining how the locks on the case work.
On the opposite side, thumbscrews release a swing out door that gives access to two screws securing the hard drive cage. These must be taken out before the cage can be removed, and securing the drives will require a screwdriver.
A look inside shows a spacious interior with excellent build quality. The aluminum is thick and edges are rounded to avoid being cut. I was a bit surprised to see such a massive chassis include a cage that can only house three hard drives, though.
Two more 120mm fans can be installed on the vented sections found on the bottom of the case. One thing is for sure – the SwordM has plenty of room for fans!
Wheels are included for the bottom to help move the case around, and trust me you'll need them. While they get the job done, the quality doesn't seem to be up to par with the rest of the case.