Inside the Xpredator X3 Devil Red Edition
Inside of the chassis, I have to say that the red tool-free accents and the red motherboard tray do look nice. What gets me is the rainbow assortment of wires, though. As for the hardware, you can locate it in the drive bays, and the paperwork is shipped outside of the chassis.
At the top of the chassis, in the front, you have these three 5.25" bays with tool-free locks on them. They are on both sides, push in and slide forward to lock, and are some of the sloppiest devices I have ever used. The nice thing about it is that you can always use screws for a secure drive mount.
Below the ODD rack are eight plastic trays that slide out this side to accept storage drives. For 3.5" drives, you simply force the tray around the drive and slide it back in. For 2.5" drives, you will need screws, and then slide it back in the rack as well.
Inside of the top of the chassis, under those adjustable louvers, it looks to me like you could install a pair of 120mm fans, a pair of 140mm fans, and even has the option to allow larger 180mm or 200mm fan as well.
The motherboard tray offers, outside of it being red, the CPU access hole, seven places to tie wiring, and offers seven wire management holes with grommets in place, and two holes along the top for the 8-pin and fan wiring.
The floor of the chassis has a very long area of ventilation backed with the dust filter for just the power supply. This will allow for a convective flow upwards in the chassis, but with a few zip ties, I can see a fan as an option here, even without actual mounting holes. They also included a gasket for the PSU, which is a bit of a surprise.
Looking at the back of the chassis, now from the inside, you can easily see the 120mm exhaust fan that is black and has no LEDs to better blend in with the design. As for the eight red expansion card covers, they and your cards are held in with thumbscrews.
Behind the motherboard tray you have a 20mm offset from the inside of the panel to what you see here. This will allow for quite a bit of wiring, but don't get super excited; you have to keep it minimal since the panel is flat.
In that rainbow assortment of colored wires, you have a lot to contend with. There are multiple Molex connectors that need power from the fan controller, front fan, and the HDD dock. You also have the six fan leads from the fan controller, a SATA cable, Native USB 3.0, and HD or AC'97 Audio.
Removing the panels is pretty easy at this point, but the top panel has the I/O wiring attached to it, so if you want to add fans, do it prior to managing all of that wiring. As for the front of the chassis, it offers a 200mm fan, but will take a pair of 120mm fans as well. The bezel does need to come off to move the tabs and remove the bay covers.
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