The Build and Finished Product
I have an odd habit of installing the OD in the lowest position, but even so the black on black with blue accents still looks really attractive.
I can't move on and not show off the hot swap bay. It will hold a 3.5" drive in place, although I don't recommend traveling anywhere with it in there, or a 2.5" drive. The door is spring loaded and the bay seems fairly easy to use, as I had no issues while messing around and testing it.
Thanks to all those over at Gigabyte, I now have respectable hardware to show off inside of a chassis worthy of a full ATX motherboard. The Z68X was a perfect fit in the PS06, almost down to the finest detail, almost!
Here is the only issue I have with the PS06. The HD audio cable is about 4-6" too short. As you can see, it barely makes it to the motherboard, let alone the header, which is just out of frame to the left. The only way I can make any connectivity is to drape it over my card and it barely makes it to the header, looking really bad in a windowed chassis design.
With all the black additions to the chassis like the PCI-e card bracket and the power supply give the back a very finished look. All that black also makes that rear I/O plate pop and much easier to see.
The rear of the chassis did allow for the 8-pin EPS cable and the 24-pin to pass behind the tray. Be thorough with your routing though, over lapping cables are not a good thing here. Even with me tying the wires tight and hoping the panel would press the others into place, the door does warp a fair bit closing it and inserting the thumbscrews.
With all the goods installed I had to place the panel back on and get ready to apply some power to the new test rig. The large window gives you a full view of everything on the board, but it also allows for a view of the drive bays, if you like that sort of view.
This is the little feature that almost slipped past me! There is a fan filter for the front 120mm intake fan. This filter will also slide out of either side of the chassis.
The only light that stays on long enough for the photo is the blue power indicator LED under the power button on the left. The right side, under the reset button, is a white LED to indicate activity. Aside from these two lights and the flicker of the DVD drive LED, there is no other lighting to speak of.
One last image of the PS06 standing tall, showing off its sexiness!
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