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Once you remove the side panel you can see there is plenty of room to fit most anything especially a large motherboard, several drives and plenty of add-in card space. You can also see the huge 120mm fan located at the back of the case and hard drive cage at the front. Also note there are plenty of holes in the motherboard panel to fit just about any motherboard out there. The standoffs Chenbro provide are not the normal brass-looking metal standoffs but rather large chrome plated looking that will make anyone who can get their hands on them, hold onto them like they are gold.

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As you get a better look of the interior of the front of the case above, note the white bracket attached to the small cage at the bottom. As I said earlier this is designed to be a server case and if you had long add-in cards like analog multi-modem add-in cards that can be as long as 12.2”, the slots in the white bracket will hold the card level and in place.

You can also see the 80mm fan that sits in front of the hard drives. Just below that fan, behind the white extended card bracket, is a cage. Inside that cage is where you can mount either a 92mm or 120mm fan. Once again you can easily note the installed 120mm fan attached to the back of the case.

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The power supply is easily removed or changed when needed. The backer plate for the power supply is attached to the PSU with 4 screws and then attached to the case with another 4 screws. The case should be able to handle just about any power supply. To prove that Chenbro sent this case to me with an NMB power supply that is specially designed for the Tyan Thunder K7 Dual Athlon motherboard. So size should not be a problem. The only thing to note would be the shelf that the power supply sits on once installed in the case. The shelf is a bit long and angled, but there may not be enough room to fit a power supply with a second fan built into the bottom of it. As I didn’t have a spare to find out, this is totally unconfirmed as a problem but then again, with all the cooling options of this case, I don’t think a dual fan PSU will be needed.

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On the left above you can see the 3½” drive cage with room for 3 hard drives and two external 3½” drives, floppy or otherwise. One simple screw and a tug on the lockdown mechanism on top of the cage and it pops right out. On the right you can see the Sunon 80mm fan, speaker, front panel wiring, and the cage that would hide another large fan. One thing I do like about the front panel wiring is the fact its one piece. Sort of like a ribbon cable with all the wires together until near the end so they stay nice and neat. This is not your average affair of front panel wiring.

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