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In Win Matrix Review

damian    -   April 8, 2009
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Closer Look:

By removing the side panel you will see the drive bay that lies just above the CPU air duct. The drive bay can be detached by removing one screw and removing the two hinges that are located at the other end of the drive bay. The front panel of the case can also be removed by unlocking three hinges at the end of the panel. Covered by the front panel is the main system header that includes the HDD LEDs, power LED, power button and reset button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can remove the drive bay by removing one screw and lifting it out of its place. Believe it or not, you actually have quite a bit of space to work with once the drive bay and air duct is removed.

 

 

Installing the hard drive is a simple task. In Win included a cage that can be slid in and out for easy installation. Just above the hard drive lies a 60mm fan.

 

 

Included in the case is a generic 300W power supply that should be more than enough for an HTPC. Upgrading the power supply might be a challenge though as there isn't much room for a larger unit. Read up and measure twice before upgrading units.

 

 

With the power supply located at the bottom of the case and the 24-pin power connector located near the expansion slots, cable management isn't at its finest in this scenario. There isn't much room for unused connectors to be stored so be prepared to bust out the duct tape, if you're into that sort of stuff.

 




  1. Introduction and Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications and Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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