Case Build & Finished Product
Externally, the view of the front of the chassis has not changed one bit. However, due to the openness of the mesh and the dust filter, we can see the fan for the AIO hanging at the top, we can make out the end of the GPU, and can also see the wires that power it.
The motherboard installed easy enough, and the AIO fit nicely in the front. The AIO shows how thick you can go and still use longer video cards, but no matter how much we fiddled with it, we could not take the sag out of the card. The view is clean and unimpeded from all but the essentials, and we know this is what customers are looking for.
The dust shield gave us no issues when trying to snap it into the case. The video card aligned perfectly with the screw holes, and the cover functions as it should. The PS, while resting on the pads, lines up well and was easy to mount as well.
We found that wiring the P7-C0 couldn't be more on point. We did remove the HDD bays or a bit more room on the left, but the groups of wires tie down to the motherboard tray. This way if you do get a glance at them through the tempered glass door, the view looks as good as it does on the other side.
The panels back on the P7-C0, you get a sense of just how dark the tempered glass is. We can just make out the video card, and only due to the angle and backdrop color, we can see the rear exhaust fan; not much else.
Plugging the PSU into the wall, pressing the power switch, and tinkering with the LED switch, this is what we thought would show best. We chose a color for the bezel which is similar to the power switch led color. There is an occasional red flash of the HDD LED too, but even with the Zotac and Corsair logos lit at this time, we can barely see them inside of the case.
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