The Build and Finished Product
I had informed SEED that I didn't have an Atom system, which this case is more designed for. This is why I received the 90 watt model as well. Through a few emails and some in house testing, SEED informed me that I should be fine to test my 35 watt Celeron on my LGA775 mITX system. While I know ahead of time things are going to be warm due to my system specs, I'm not detracting SEED for my choices. Even with the rig I chose, the MA-280 is fully accommodating, aside from the fact that there isn't enough room for my SilverStone low profile cooler, so I pulled the fan and tested things passively. Now all I have left is to add the drives to the plates and get them installed.
Here we have the MA-280 ready to fire, well almost. I had to do a bit of pulling apart, as I seemed to have forgotten a SATA connection. Putting the trays back in with the drives installed was relatively easy, aside from possible cooler clearances in my case. Also be sure to remove the wires from that bottom right corner, the 40mm fan sitting there should have all the room it can to breathe.
Since the rest of the exterior gets no real changes, I thought I should drop the front door and give you a peek inside at the optical drive. Lifting on a tab at the front will allow you to raise the door and stealth the drive when not in use. Although, in my sample the door seemed very loose, and it tended to bind quite a bit when I tried to raise and lower it.
The MA-280 in all its powered glory! I say this with a bit of sarcasm, as I seemed to have hit another snag at this point. Not one of my front panel's LED's functioned. I could hear it running, and by hooking it up to a monitor I found the PS was functional, and even after redoing the wiring to the motherboard I still came up empty. This prompted me to test out the rest of the front panel components, and I am pleased to say they all do indeed function. In all honesty, I would have been happy with just a power LED, just to verify later on that it is still running at a glance.
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