There was no box bar the plane cardboard one, so I skipped that section. However there is a small bundle hidden in ther interior which includes a pair of screw bags, a small setup manual and a warranty card.
The matt black case is pretty bland. While this sometimes makes a chassis look professional, unfortunately this one suffers from an OEM look to it.
It has a couple of grills on the side panel for the addition of extra fans, though unfortunately neither of them has a dust filter attached.
Moving round to the front panel, there’s plenty more grills covering the 5.25″ drive bays. However, these ones do have washable dust filters. Removing the front panel to get access to them requires either very small hands or a pair of thin nose pliers, but it’s easy enough to do.
Below them there’s the power buttons along with the front panel I/O connectors. There’s the usual headphone and microphone 3.5mm jacks, as well as 4 x USB 2.0 ports. It seems a shame Spire didn’t include at least 1 x USB 3.0 as that is the new standard that most people will look for when buying a case.
The power and reset buttons however do feel pretty nice. They have a good quality feel.
Beneath this there’s a 12CM fan housed behind more grills and a washable dust filter. It lights up blue when powered up and has a Spire logo in the centre.
The right hand side panel features another grilled hole behind where the CPU should be, allowing for a bit of airflow behind the motherboard; but like the other side panel, no dust filters.
The roof grills are designed for exhaust fans (which arn’t present at stock) so they don’t really need dust filters, but without anything exhausting air, this is another place it can settle.
The rear of the case is pretty typical. There’s a 12cm exhaust fan, some PCI brackets and a floor mounted PSU slot. There’s also a pair of water cooling tubing holes near the base of the case. There’s space at the top, seems a shame Spire didn’t include some extra ones up there.
The underside of the case has four rubber coated feet to help keep the chassis stable as well as reducing vibrations from interior parts.
Near the rear of the case is an intake grill for the PSU’s fan, allowing it to seperate off its own cooling which helps reduce the overall system temperature. However, there’s no fan grill here. What makes it so strange is…
… the floor mounted intake that’s a mere couple of inches further along from the PSU does have a dust filter. Why Spire? I don’t get it.