The Build and Final Product
Removing the bezel to install my SDD and ODD into the front of the chassis you can see the front of the chassis is completely open to allow any airflow right through it. On the right is the bezel and to remove the bay covers it has to be done from the inside. At the bottom you have two Molex plugs, one for the 120mm fan and one for the dual light strips on both sides of it.
With the bezel snapped back onto the steel, since the top edge isn't mesh, the ODD doesn't look too bad, allowing the mesh to continue under it to the floor of the chassis.
With the ODD in the first bay, there is still room for the wiring. While I wasn't able to use my AIO cooler in this build, I was able to stuff in the Radeon HD 7950 with no effort at all really. Things are a bit cramped inside of the chassis, but everything does fit and went together pretty easy.
When I finished the build the one thing that looked odd to me and didn't function well was the expansion card screw cover. I get that it should be anti-theft, but if the screw for the cover has easy access and you have screws in the cards already, what is the point here with this extra step?
Since there is only 20mm of room here, I only ran the front I/O wiring to the bottom of the chassis as well as running the SATA power lead up to the drives at the top. The 24-pin is too thick and there isn't a hole for the 8-pin so neither are present, I hid them inside.
The doors have been returned to the frame and we are just about ready to get to the powering and testing of the Xniper PR-3.
Looking in through the mesh X you can see the majority of the cooler, the end of the video card and the power supply pretty easily. If you were to add CCFLs or LEDs to the interior, more would be visible, like the motherboard and cabling.
When I powered the Xniper PR-3 there was a bit of a letdown with the GAME CASE lighting. Instead of a strip of LEDs, it is more like one at the very bottom of either side and the effect is really lost because of that. The fan however is glowing as brightly as any other red LED fan I have used.
The Xniper PR-3 isn't anywhere near as bright as the sites images would lead you to believe. Along with the LED under the power button and the flicker of the one under the reset switch, both are blue by the way, there really is only the front fan to add any flair to the design. As you can see the further back you go, the worse the GAME CASE lights look.
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