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Anidees AI Crystal Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 day, 8 hours ago
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Anidees

Anidees AI Crystal Mid-Tower Chassis

 

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The AI Crystal is nearly all glass from top to bottom, and from side to side. There is only the thinnest bit of plastic used to surround the glass insert and gives it a place to sit and reflect, as we can barely see the fans through the tinted panel of tempered glass.

 

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The front I/O panel is found at the top of the chassis and offers the full assortment of features. From the left edge, we start with the three-step fan controller, HD Audio jacks, and in the middle is the square power button ringed with a LED. We then run into the reset button which is ringed by the HDD activity LED, and then we see a pair of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on the right.

 

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The top of the AI Crystal is steel which has been painted black. There is also a removable dust filter which is magnetically attached. This simplifies fan mounting in this area, as well as making it easy to remove for cleaning.

 

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The majority of the left side of the chassis is covered with the tempered glass panel, held in with a thumbscrew at each corner. Along the front edge of the chassis is a column of vents, which allows the fans in the front of the chassis a way to intake airflow into that area.

 

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Around the back of the AI Crystal, we find a pair of knockouts at the top for external cooling usage. Those are followed by the rear I/O area and the adjustable rear exhaust location. Seven expansion slots are then located; they are externally mounted and use a plate to the right to help hold the cards in place, leaving room at the bottom for the PSU.

 

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The right side of the chassis is a mirror image of what we saw on the other side, just that here we find no sticker denoting the tempered treatment of the glass panel. In a dark room, not much will be visible, but with the lights of our booth, you will be able to see wiring and stickers on the SSDs.

 

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Laying the chassis on its back exposes the bottom of the chassis. There is a dust filter at the back covering the PSU intake, found between chunky plastic feet with rubber pads on them. Near the front, we find the same feet used, but there are also screws to lock in the HDD rack, as well as grommets to allow mounting of a 3.5" drive to the floor.

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