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FSP CMT230 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 8, 2018 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 75%Manufacturer: FSP

FSP CMT230 Mid-Tower Chassis

 

 

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The front of the CMT230 starts off with the I/O panel at the top, and then a pair of removable covers for 5.25" bay access. The remainder of the panel uses thick plastic sides on either side of the mesh and is where FSP has placed their logo.

 

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The front I/O panel starts with a power button, where an HDD activity LED follows it. Next is the reset button followed by the HD Audio jacks, leaving a pair of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports on the right.

 

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Behind the front bezel, the top of the chassis is made of steel and is ventilated for additional fans. Covering the area at this time, is a plastic dust filter, with tiny holes, and it is magnetically attached to the chassis.

 

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With all the tempered glass around these days, it is strange to see plastic windows again, but the view offered is of only the motherboard, video card, and any storage you may have installed on the right. The front bezel has angled lines in the corners for a bit of style, and the contrast of the natural metal-like feet is a nice touch as well.

 

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The back of the chassis has the I/O and fan very close to the top of the chassis, but there is room for a 140mm fan there. The seven break-out slot covers are locked into place with the external screw cover, and the bottom of the case is used to house the PSU.

 

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The left side of the chassis is pretty boring to look at, but once in the room, many will never see this. The panel is flat, there is a hand-grab at the beck edge, and the only styling offered comes from the front bezel.

 

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Under the chassis, we can see that the feet are large, and have foam pads applied to them for grip. Near the front we see rivets holding in the HDD cage, and at the rear is a touch to remove dust filter for the PSU.

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