From the first look the V3 doesn’t seem too different from the standard Nine Hundred Two and you’d continue with this perception if you looked closer. Still there a few changes so let’s just have a quick whistle stop round the case to cover all the bases.
The front IO panel has the same layout as the Twelve Hundred v3 we reviewed recently. Twin buttons, one at each end for power and reset, 2x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0 along with a pair of 3.5mm audio jacks.
The whole front of the case is covered in honeycomb grill which helps keep the air flowing nicely over the internal components.
Add to this the two front mounted 12cm intake fans with controllers in each corner, and you have a decent front panel cooling system.
This is backed up by a strong solution on the top panel. A huge 20cm exhaust fan that should keep all hot air out of the interior.
In front of this you have the large open area for placing keys, pen drives and the like. This combined with the top mounted front panel connectors dictatates that this chassis was designed with floor mounting in mind.
The left hand side panel (when viewed from the front) has a large plastic window that feels a little tacky to the touch. It’s held in place with plastic bolts which look fine, but again it doesn’t feel particularly sturdy.
Still, buried within this window is a dust filter covered 12cm fan mount giving you the chance to add another cool air intake should you so choose.
The rear has a 12cm exhaust fan, standard PCI brackets, small switch enabled fan controller, bottom PSU mount and twin water cooling tube slots.
The front panel and the floor of the case both feature rubberiszed feet to hold the chassis in place as well as cushion the frame.