Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The ARES from Galaxis is made from steel and painted black both outside as well as inside. The front of the chassis uses a piano finished black plastic front bezel with accents of silver and blue plastic. This mid tower chassis weighs in at just about seventeen pounds and measures up at close to 21" tall, 10.4" wide, and almost 23" deep. In a combination of placements from the front of the bezel and in a "trinket" tray at the top, you will find access to the USB 2.0 ports, switches, and front panel audio. Internally there is room for up to three 5.25" drives, and room for a floppy drive, all with access through the front panel. Internally the rack continues to the floor and will allow for up to six 3.5" drives. Both the optical bays and the hard drive bays utilize tool-less clips for securing the drives.
Along with the ability to install either an m-ATX or ATX motherboard, we have to keep it cool somehow. In the ARES, there is a combination of four fans shipped in this chassis. In the front you will find a 120mm fan pulling in cooler air from the front. In the top, at the very back of the ARES, you will find a 120mm blue LED fan covered by a large cap covered in mesh. In the rear of the ARES they have placed another 120mm blue LED fan. To top off the air flow inside of this chassis Galaxis also uses a 180mm door fan to keep everything under control.
I wish I had more information on pricing and availability, but that information wasn't given to me yet. Keep an eye out if this case fits your needs. With the site being fairly new, and even this chassis not being listed yet, Galaxis is showing that they plan to offer stock via Newegg.com. If I was to take a guess on what I have already seen before I typed this, I would expect this chassis to arrive at Newegg in the sub-$75 USD range. Let's have an up close and personal look at the Galaxis ARES and see what we find in this new mid tower design.