Interior Design

The accessories pack is of course the first place to look. MSI has included instruction for us, cable ties, the usual baggy of hardware, and a MSI dog tag. Popping the side of the case off your first thought will be – wow… that’s blue. The blue styling of the outside is carried into the case. It really kind of grows on you – it’s different. We can see the large opening for the CPU cooler backplate, the various cables, and our drive bays. We see the tool-less drive bays: Three 5.25” bays and six 3.5” bays. Note these trays will also support 2.5” drives.

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Taking a close look at the expansion slots, we see that they use thumbscrews here. In fact the only area I see that isn’t designed to be tool-less is the mainboard tray itself which uses the traditional standoffs. The drive trays are simple in form and function and point towards the back of the case. I prefer this orientation as in a mid-tower ATX case it gives more room around the mainboard and allows you to stash the cables behind the tray.

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With the tool-less design throughout, let’s try adding some hardware to the case and see how it goes.

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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #25620 11 Jun 2012 15:45
A look at MSI's new case, with the rebate and instant money off its a deal
Arxon's Avatar
Arxon replied the topic: #25626 11 Jun 2012 23:12
I don't like where there is no rubber around the wire management slots.
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Twodavez replied the topic: #25628 11 Jun 2012 23:31
I think the inside looks good, i also agree that it's kinda odd they didn't put a big window on it. I wonder if they'll sell one like the Cooler Master 690 case did. Just another way to make a little money from the gamers! Although with modding the hobby it is, i think it would be cool to put in your own window and etch the claw marks into it and put some blue LED's on them to light them up!

Good reveiw!
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #25631 12 Jun 2012 01:33
Looks like it was made for a 15 year old. I wish it was cheaper too. But, you can't have everything in life. MSI makes great stuff but they dropped the ball on this case.
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olorinpc replied the topic: #25763 16 Jun 2012 19:51
It works without rubber lining, but I do agree. I prefer those as it helps keep the airflow exactly where I want it going.
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Arxon replied the topic: #25768 17 Jun 2012 05:32
Guess I am just spoiled with the case I won at the last lanoc event.
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Myndmelt replied the topic: #25771 17 Jun 2012 08:59
Im sorry, I cant get past the pictures. This case looks awful.

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