Compact ATX Case Detailed Features
The back of the motherboard tray is festooned with tie down points and has rubber grommets covering the main cable management holes. In this image you can see the mounting bracket for three 2.5″ drives below the CPU cooler mounting plate cutout.
The three buttons for fan lighting control at the top of the case are extensions to the actual controller, which is here. Interestingly it’s labeled “SP Lighting Controller”, whereas the one I reviewed with the HD120 RGB fan kit was labeled “HD Lighting Controller”. The SP fans included with this case have four RGB LEDs mounted in the hubs, whereas the HD120 fans have 12 LEDs mounted around the rim of the fan. You can plug an HD120 fan into the SP hub, but it will default to white light, all the time, and ignore the controller options.
A six-fan lighting hub is included so you can add up to three more SP120 RGB fans. These connections are for lighting only: each fan has two cables, a lighting cable to plug into this hub and a 3-pin power cable.
2.5″ drives, presumably SSDs, easily snap into place in the three-drive bracket. The entire bracket is removable if you don’t need it. Not seen in this image are the clever “eject springs” that push the drive up and out of the bracket when you pull back the locking lever.
There are no surprises at the back of the case– it’s a standard bottom-power-supply ATX design with seven slots.
There’s exactly 5/8″ of clearance between the back of the motherboard tray and the side panel.
OK, it’s time to build a system in this case…