Antec New Solution NSK 3480 MicroATX Tower Reviewccokeman - December 4, 2007
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Once the case is unpacked it can be examined in greater detail. The front of the case features three drive bays. Two 5.25" and one 3.5" to house the optical drives and a floppy drive. The left side of the case features a fan opening that is directly over the CPU heatsink to draw cool air directly into it. The rear of the case features a 120mm fan and an additional vent for the expansion card area. The right side of the case is featureless, just a clean basic design.
The NSK 3480 opens up a little differently than most tower style cases. This one opens from the top allowing the side panels to slide straight up to remove them. Once the top is removed the power supply is visible along with the included power cord. The fit is a little snug already.
Pull up on the side panels to remove them. Once inside the dual chamber construction is clearly seen. The accessories sent with this enclosure are secured inside the lower compartment as well as a moisture absorbent treated piece of paper. The opening in the upper wall is for the cables from the power supply and drives that are installed in the upper compartment. The hole size is adjustable to help keep the two compartments isolated from each other.
Removal of the front bezel shows the air intake for the lower compartment of the NSK 3480. The cables on the bezel are long enough to easily reach anywhere inside the enclosure. The front bezel has a unique design that allows adequate airflow through it and into the front intake of the case through a slotted grill on the side of it.