some see concern for the "bloody knuckles" syndrome with all
this shiny metal, Dell has done a somewhat decent job of making
sure you don't slice up your silky smooth hands. As you can
see, a lot of their edges (the center of the CD-ROM tray for
example) are doubled over for smoothness.
there any improvements for modding? I guess it all depends on
how much of a challenge you seek. Personally, I'd love to have
such a case; with ease of use as well as having my "personal
touch" added to it. There is room for a 80mm case fan in the
front, but I'm sure anyone could easily cut more holes for airflow.
One thing I thought of was having a warm video card because
of the placement of the expansion cards. But with enough space
for an 80mm fan in the front, air can blow freely through the
PCI expansion cards and out the back (as long as you leave an
expansion slot cover(s) empty to allow airflow to pass through).
It seems like an excellent idea, if you get the proper airflow.
release the green switch and the motherboard slides out. Actually,
the green switch pulls the motherboard out of the expansion
slot that it rests in. Then it's simply a matter of sliding
the section out, which was easy to do and required practically
no effort (which left me smiling). The section also has support
for your longer PCI cards with the black plastic "rails". (Sorry
guys no ISA support on this bad boy).