Inside the Galaxis ARES Mid Tower Case
Removing the door panel just takes loosening a pair of thumbscrews from the back of the chassis. Inside the windowed panel you can see the clear, thirteen blade, blue LED fan powered with a Molex connector.
One the door is removed we can see leads from the other three fans out in the motherboard tray area, and all of the front I/O wiring neatly tied up in the bays. The hardware bag was tied to the hard drive bays, but managed to work its way loose in transit. The right side has tool-lees clips with red locks accenting the side of the bays. Three optical, a floppy drive, and up to six hard drives can be installed.
The way the bays are aligned, if you only install a couple of devices here, the front 120mm fan has a real chance at passing that cold, fresh air onto the chassis instead of getting blocked off with a perpendicular alignment. To release any of the locks, remember, lefty loosey, righty tighty!
The motherboard tray is pretty plain aside from a few structural elements; the tray offers only holes for the motherboard risers for either a m-ATX or ATX motherboard. The right side of the tray is fully detached from the chassis and offers a bit of access to tuck wires next to the hard drives.
In the back, the 120mm blue LED fan will, with help from the one just above it, will exhaust any warm air that makes its way into this corner of the chassis. The expansion slots have removable covers, but once removed, they will not go back into place. Cards are then held into place with screws.
Galaxis even offers a bit of power supply support with four risers like this one that support the PSU and keeps it from vibrating against the steel.
Behind the tray there is very little room and is why there isn't any wire management holes cut into it. It would have been nice to see a CPU access hole, but this chassis is budget oriented. To the far left the hard drive bays offer locks on both sides of the rack, but if you want to secure the optical drives Galaxis has provided screws, or you can borrow a clip from the other side.
Wiring included in the ARES is long enough to hang out the rear I/O panel and you should have no issues with connectivity based on short wires. Galaxis includes an e-SATA connection, the power, reset, HDD activity and power LED connections, and the two USB 2.0 and HD audio connections.
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