Case Build & Finished Product
Just like when we started. The front of the chassis does not change a single thing from when we first saw it, to the point of being ready to power it on. We like the monolith design and just the simplest addition of a log at the bottom.
We had no issues installing all of our testing gear. The 280mm radiator fits in the front, and there is still room to go before we hit the video card. The motherboard installs square with the world, leaving the video card level as can be. We also like what we can't see, which delivers an immaculate end product with this chassis.
Since no raiser was supplied with the case, we were left to use the horizontal slots for the video card. Above it, the dust shield gave us no problems getting it installed, nor did the PSU at the bottom.
Due to the length of some wires, we did have to come up with creative ways to accomplish clean wire maintenance. However, there are plenty of tie points to keep groups separate, and easy to access down the line. We also removed the HDD cage so that the PSU had more room, which also made connectivity on that end much easier on us.
Even without power to the 275R, we do like the way it looks. Yes, it has been done before, but there is something about this chassis that has that it factor. Plusses to this effect are the wider and flatter screws in the glass and the fact that the glass is not tinted beyond view behind it.
With the system now under power, we are hearing the fans at 34 dB right now. Even without interior lighting, we can see all of the components and their RGB LEDs lit right through the glass. Speaking of lights, also look just below the front of the chassis, where you can see the white LED that illuminates the area in from of the 275R.
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