The Build and Finished Product
To get the bay cover out of the front bezel, it does need removed from the chassis. While looking inside the bezel, we also found a removable dust filter for the section below, and we can also get a clear view of that 200mm fan installed here.
With the drive now in place, and the front bezel snapped back onto the chassis, it does look much like where we started. The drive does break up the looks a fair bit, but I have yet to see a mesh covered drive on retail shelves, so this is something we just have to deal with.
We ran into no issues in the build process either. Doing a bit of planning allowed us to get everything installed, things moved around to fit the AIO, and with the HDD cage now gone, we also get up to 423mm of room for video cards.
To install the Seidon 120, we moved the rear fan to the top, and with little effort it all fell into place. There was plenty of room to get the back plate in through the back, and installing the radiator and head unit was simple as well.
Around the back of the chassis, we had no issues getting the dust shield snapped in; the video card installs here fine, and the PSU caused no hassles either.
With the amount of room afforded behind the motherboard tray, there really is little to limit where you run the wiring. We took the most direct routes for the cabling, and it leaves the 2.5" drive location open to accepts an SSD, so the HDD rack could be fully removed for water cooling needs.
Before we add any power, this is what you end up with when the build is completed. If not for the new view of hardware through the window, and the fact that the drive stands out against the mesh, we have the same sleek and sophisticated styling that impressed us originally.
When we did add the power cord and booted the system up, the slight hum of fans delivering 33 dB of noise a foot away from the chassis is the only thing to tell you it is on. This is because the pair of white LEDs for the power button and HDD activity is hidden under the top cover.
Other ways we could tell with this sample was in two specific ways. Initially there was air in the head unit, and we opened it up and made sure to fix that simply by rotating the chassis a bit to work the air out. The other was the cool little addition of the blue LED under the cover that lets you know that it has power and it is running.
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