The Build and Finished Product
Four tabs hold the bezel to the frame, and once removed it is easy to see the foam in the bay as well as the larger inlet in the middle acting as dust filters. It is also much easier to grasp the amount of fan options for the intake to this chassis.
In total length the SilverStone PSU was a fit, but once we slid it in, we realized that the modular connections ran into the lower steel frame. Time to find "old trusty".
Once everything is installed, the front of the chassis makes no change at all. If we were to look behind the door, nothing changed again since we did not opt for an optical drive at the top, so we left the plate in place.
We did remove the front fan to allow for an AIO to go into the front, but we just added to to the top of the chassis to slightly improve the exhausting of the chassis over leaving it in the box.
With "old trusty" in at the bottom and the HD7950 installed, there is very little view of anything inside of the chassis, and remember, this panel will be facing away from you most times.
Without a dust shield for the rear I/O for this motherboard, we did test fit one, and there were not fitment issues. The PSU goes in easily, and with the screws for the slots and its cover on the outside, it makes accessing them so much easier than if they were inside.
Looking inside form the right side of the Colossus Mini-ITX, now we can tell what is going on. Wiring is meant to be stowed next to the power supply, and doing so does leave the rest of the chassis clutter free for much better airflow inside of the chassis than if we had wires all over.
Powering up the Colossus Mini-ITX delivers roughly 33dB of noise, but with the Tundra inside, we have a much louder system running. The first thing to do is to hit that light button to see what happens, and here we see the LEDs are in the red selection as the front and side of the chassis are now glowing.
Pushing the light button again will deliver the blue lighting mode that again illuminates the sides as well as the front section.
The least option outside of the fourth push that activates a breathing mode is obviously the green LED lighting we see here.
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