- Steel body, Front Mesh, Plastic bezel ATX Desktop
- USB 3.0 x 2 (internal), Audio In & Out x 1 (supports HD Audio) Front Ports
- 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
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Review follow-up 06/06/2013
Excellent design. Very roomy. Sexy and keeps all my hardware cooler that I thought it would.
A little larger than the pics make it seem but not really a con. Fans could have been a little quiter. CM - you could have put in some 4-pin fans for PWA to tone down the noise. The always-on 3-pin front fans are 21dBm. Not terribly loud but could be a little quiter.
This is a follow-up to a previous review that I really bashed CM for. Two drives were killed on my initial setup. The X-DOC card that they attach to seemed to be the problem. I removed it and no more problems. I revisited it again later with a low-capacity el-cheapo throw away sata drive as a test. I realized what kills the drives. The molex power connector on the card is oriented upside-down. If you plug in the molex power connector wrong it will zap the drives. I think thats what I did. I am now using it with zero problems. CM - apologies for the rough bashing! You have an A-plus product here. WATCH THE POWER CONNECTOR ORIENTATION folks!! - peace
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