On the external side of things this case looks great. The case
has a nice black exterior with a silver metallic (plastic) accent
in the front. What's nice about this case is that it has removable
side panels, attached with the almighty thumbscrew. Thumbscrews
are great as the name suggests, one can effortlessly unscrew
them without any tools.
For starters this case is nice and roomy. I was able to easily
mount large ATX motherboards whilst no 5-¼ inch drivers were
installed, as they seemed to get in the way. The case also has
four 3-½ inch drive bays, two external, and 2 internal. The
two internal ones come on nice removable drive bay. I love these
as it makes it much easier to install hard drives.
case also adorns a front "easy access" port bringing the two
USB ports, as well as the headphone and microphone jacks to
the front of the case. This is a clever idea, though not unique
to this case alone. Compaq and many other OEMs have been touting
the "easy access ports in front for years now.
as the last case we
reviewed, the colorcases.com
200 series does not come with a removable mainboard tray. This
severely hurts this overall great case as it makes it a major
pain when trying to replace, or service, the motherboard contained
within. While I'm at it, the lack of drive rails puts a hindrance
on this otherwise great case.