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Steiger Dynamics LEET HTPC Chassis Review - Inside the Steiger Dynamics LEET

Steiger Dynamics LEET HTPC Chassis Review
Steiger Dynamics may be a new company, but the impressive high-end LEET home theater PC chassis shows they definitely know what they are doing.
| HTPC Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 2, 2013 9:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Steiger Dynamics

Inside the Steiger Dynamics LEET

 

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Orienting the chassis in a more "normal" position, you get a basic idea for the layout and offerings before we get into finer details.

 

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This is the HDD rack that, with the use of some special screws in the hardware kit, allows room for up to four drives in this rack. There is also an 80mm fan on the floor to actively cool this compartment, and add fresh air in from the floor if this rack is not in use.

 

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I removed the slim optical bay and the rack for three 2.5" drives so that you can get a look at the back of the 7" screen and see how it and the front I/O are placed and connected.

 

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The motherboard tray is set to accept a Micro-ATX, ATX or E-ATX motherboard, and this tray is the full width of the chassis. There is also a very large and wide CPU cooler access hole to help get everything mounted before you slide this tray back in once the system is installed on it.

 

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Looking inside of the rear of the LEET, I want to cover the use of thumbscrews to mount any expansion cards, and also you can now see a bit of the LED strip that is installed. This strip runs along both sides as well as the back of this chassis.

 

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Removing four thumbscrews from the back of the chassis will allow you to slide this tray most of the way out. There is a lip that makes you have to lift the tray to completely remove it. Notice that the tray includes the rear I/O as well as the dual radiator support at the bottom of it.

 

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The chassis wiring is mostly black besides the power switch connection for the motherboard. The USB 3.0, HD Audio, 4-pin Molex connector and USB from the touchscreen are all sleeved in black. These also disconnect from the chassis to allow you to use the wiring and a dual radiator, but more on that when we get to the build process.

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