Interior Design

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The survival pack includes the bag of screws, instruction book, cable ties, and the MSI dog tag. Revisiting the top briefly, the top mesh is easily removable to add up to two 120mm fans. Cables can be plugged directly into the fan control system for power and airflow control.

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Taking the sides off we see the mainboard tray is blue along with the blue drive trays. There is a large cutout for aftermarket CPU coolers. The openings for cable routing are what MSI is calling “Cable Camouflage.” There looks to be plenty of options for routing cables for a clean install. With the split between the 3.5” bays and the 5.25” bays this case supports full sized VGA cards.

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On the back we can see the bottom mount PSU opening, seven expansion slots, and the included rear-exhaust 120mm fan. Turning the case around to look at the backside of the mainboard we can get a better look at the cable routing options. You can also see that the fan control plus are clearly labeled, making it easy to later swap out the fans if needed or add in those top fans.

Now we will install some hardware in this case and see how it goes.

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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #27096 13 Aug 2012 23:11
our look at one of MSI's latest cases
Arxon's Avatar
Arxon replied the topic: #27099 13 Aug 2012 23:47
Looks nice but I prefer red over blue.
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Cyphis replied the topic: #27110 14 Aug 2012 04:35
I like blue, but there is just something inherently wrong about putting a white cd reader on a black case. :ohmy:
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Twodavez replied the topic: #27112 14 Aug 2012 04:50

Cyphis wrote: I like blue, but there is just something inherently wrong about putting a white cd reader on a black case. :ohmy:


i'm slowly wondering why we even put CD Roms' on PC's anyway. JJ's got a USB one that he uses for his Mods to load Windows and Motherboard updates, but that's about all you need it for and i'm agreeing.

sorry to hijack the thread on a good review of a interesting looking case...
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Deb0 replied the topic: #27114 14 Aug 2012 05:59
@twodavez Some of us still burn physical media as archaic as that sounds.

As far as the case goes, it looks like it is heading in a nice direction but just seems wholly unfinished in its execution. With the USB3 pass through and the lack of rubber grommets in the interior it just seems like a few little things could have made this a better offering. That price range is starting to get very crowed with quality cases these days.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #27119 14 Aug 2012 10:22

Cyphis wrote: I like blue, but there is just something inherently wrong about putting a white cd reader on a black case. :ohmy:


just to make sure noone will have issues fitting a drive if they need one.

I myself stopped installing drives in my own pc's years ago

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