A Detailed Look at the Inside
The interior in the 1080P is actually pretty wide open and uses a two-tier cage for the optical drive and hard drives. There’s also a large vent under the power supply for better ventilation during extended use.
The steel cage at the front of the case is pretty heavy duty. There are rubber grommets in both hard drive cages, which is a good functional additional that will decrease vibrations and noise coming from hard drives. The cage can be removed from the system by unscrewing four screws at the top of the cage.
After we removed the front panel cage, we got a good look at the back of the front panel of the case. There are three openings to handle one optical drive, media card reader, and optional LCD display. There’s also a large vent underneath the front panel to help cool the hard drives that could have heat issues if there wasn’t proper ventilation and cooling properties.
There’s one 80mm fan located right next to front panel where the optical bay is inserted. We’ll have to see if this fan is obstructed by fans or other devices that might cause it to be ineffective in creating a good airflow inside the case.
Here’s a close-up shot of the back of the media card reader. Pretty standard as far as internal media card readers go. All the cables are labeled to make installation an easier process when you are building your HTPC.
This overhead shot shows the footprint where users can install a micro ATX or mini ITX motherboard. You can also see the available space for a full ATX power supply. There’s also another 80mm fan right next to where the CPU will be, which is a good sign that the processor should be nice and cool during use.
Nice case looks like it will
Nice case looks like it will be perfect for any home theater PC.