Inside the Lenyx LPC801A-B
Finding out LEPA cases indeed have super tight door panels, with much fuss we got them off to see inside. Along with a vast cavity of room inside, we can see the wiring is tied up and bundled at the bottom, and there is a hardware box locked into the 5.25" bays.
Of the four 5.25" bays, the bottom three are the ones that pass through the bezel, yet all four bays offer tool-free locks. In the lowest bay, you can just make out the edge of the bay adapter that is made to take on either a 3.5" drive from the sides, or a 2.5" drive through the bottom.
Where they could have fit more than the six trays provided, each capable of either 2.5" or 3.5" installation, they wanted to leave room under the cage for potential water cooling and fan placement.
Squeezing some tabs towards the center of the cage, the top section of four trays is indeed completely removable. This will free up room for longer expansion cards, and also frees up the flow of that 200mm fan in the front.
Removing the front bezel is easy enough, and we see this is how you would access the front fan. Inside of the bezel, we can now remove the bay covers, or after pulling some screws, remove the attached dust filter at the bottom for cleaning.
The top panel of the chassis is easily removed by removing a pair of thumbscrews at the back, and sliding the panel back and lifting it off. This give access to all of the cooling possibilities, and at the same time, the front I/O panel is a separate section, so there are no wires involved removing this panel either.
The motherboard tray comes with standoffs set for ATX, but is also able to take Micro-ATX and E-ATX boards as well. We find grommets in most of the wiring holes, there are plenty of tie points, and the access hole for cooler back plates is sufficient in size.
At the front of the chassis we mentioned that you can install a pair of 120mm fans or a radiator as well. This is of course as long as the PSU at the back and its wiring isn't too long and doesn't cause conflict with that area.
In the back of the chassis, we find an all black, non-LED fan with its 3-pin power lead hanging there. We also see that the ventilated expansion slot covers are held in place with thumbscrews, making securing cards pretty easy.
Behind the motherboard tray, there is a minimum of 25mm of space for all of your wiring needs. They had sort of tended to the wiring, but we will clean that up. We also see the SSD location under the access hole, and plenty of room to the left to wire up all of the drive bays.
There is a lot of wiring to deal with in this design. Along with fan power leads and a SATA power lead for the fan controller, then the SATA power and SATA cable from the hot swap bay, then of course the normal switch and LED wiring, two USB 2.0 cables, and the native USB 3.0 cable. We just wish it was all black.
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United States: The LEPA Lenyx retails for $171 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The LEPA Lenyx retails for £129 at Amazon UK.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [LEPA Lenyx LPC801A-B Full-Tower Chassis]
- Page 4 [Inside the Lenyx LPC801A-B]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Case Build and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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