Now that we’ve got that box out of the way, we get our first shot of the case itself. From the side you can see there’s a very large irregular shape made of an air grille, which conceals the massive 25 cm side fan.
There are also some switches here – if we zoom in a bit you’ll see that there’s a blue to red switch and a min to max dial – these must be for controlling the color and speed of the side fans.
Now we’ll take a look at the rear of the case. From top to bottom, we can see space for a 12 cm rear fan, the motherboard I/O panel, the expansion slots, and the space for the PSU at the bottom. There are also a number of other grilles, also utilising a lovely square pattern. Finally, at the very bottom are the four holes for any water cooling you might want to install.
The other side of the case is predictably bland; just a blank expansive face rather reminiscent of the Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Here’s the front of the case. As you can see, it’s dominated by a hexagonal grille that covers each of the expansion bays and will also frame the LED fans along their bottom two thirds. The corners along the grille rotate outwards, allowing easy installation of your hard drives and so forth; a lot easier than pushing them out from the back or trying to pry them out from the front.
At the top of the tower, you’ll find the Enermax logo flanked by the power and reset buttons.
On the front panel there’s one USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port and the standard pair of 3.5 mm audio jacks: one for stereo out, the other for microphone in.
There’s also a handy tray for placing hard drive enclosures, smartphones, CDs or other things that you’d like to prevent from falling off the case. It’s a nice touch, and puts the entirely sloped top of my own NZXT Phantom to shame,
Here’s the very top of the case. Interestingly enough, these spines which give the case its name can be moved; you can either allow full air flow or cut it off to redirect it to the rear exhaust ports.
So that’s the case’s exterior then — it’s a very nice looking case, with a fairly unique look thanks to the interestingly shaped side panel and the attractive hexagonal mesh.
Let’s have a look inside, shall we?