A Closer Look – At the Inside (Cont’d)
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Rear Exhaust Fan                            Front Intake Fan

The Ultra m998 enclosure comes with two 120mm Ultra labeled fans; one in the back and one in the front.  Both fans are fitted with 3-pin connectors, incorporate a speed sensor, and are rated for 0.18A (2.2W) so they should be OK to plug into spare motherboard fan headers.  And don’t forget, you can add an 80mm fan to the CPU vent opening on the side panel for extra airflow and cooling if needed.

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Turning our attention to the front of the case you will see the fixed upper 5.25” drive bays and two removable 3.5” drive bays.  All of the drive bays use standard machine screws (included) for mounting drives (ODD, FDD, HDD) and bay devices.  Unfortunately there is no vibration isolation of any kind.

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To remove the lower two drive bays requires taking off the front bezel to access the mounting screws (four thumb screws for the lower 3.5” HDD cage and two machine screws for the upper 3.5” FDD cage).  While certainly utilitarian, this is not a very user friendly arrangement.

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And finally here is a view from the right side with all the exterior panels and the motherboard tray removed.


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