Inside the Chaser A21
After removing the side panels, we find the hardware gets tied to the hard drive bays at the bottom, but the wiring is left to flop around. We got lucky too, the inside of the window was not protected with plastic, but these hard plastic connections must not have gotten to it in its travels.
There are four bays shown on the side of this rack, but only three are usable, and have tool-free clips to secure devices on this side of the chassis. The top bay is taken up with the I/O wiring that you can see coming out of the bays at the left.
There are six bays in the 3.5" drive rack, but only five have the clips this time. The top bay can be used if video cards wont conflict with it, but you will need screws. For those with 2.5" drives, there are holes in the floor to allow them to mount there.
The offset provided in the top of the chassis should keep the fans or an AIO from running into the motherboard heat sinks. It also offers a bit of room to clear memory, but do realize that this still does not allow for tall heat spreaders.
The motherboard tray has a large access hole at the top, and has standoffs pre-installed for an ATX motherboard. The tabs and holes to the right and below the motherboard are all you are given to use for wire management.
The floor of the chassis provides us with three rubber pads to isolate the PSU from the chassis, and if the PSU is short enough, you may have the option to populate this optional 120mm fan location.
The back of the chassis offers us the 120mm fan with opaque fan blades that will glow with blue LEDs when powered, and uses a 3-pin fan connection to do so. The expansion slots use screws to hold them into place, and the grommets are far enough away to make routing them out of the back easy.
Behind the motherboard tray, there is 5mm at most, so we won't be running any wiring there. There is a fair bit of room next to the HDD bays to tuck extra wires, but with such a small window, once the panels are on, you can't see any messes anyways.
I am happy to see that the wiring is all black; the ribbon for the buttons and LEDs, the USB 2.0, the USB 3.0, and the HD Audio cables are all ready to blend in, so having them run next to the board is not such a big deal.
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