Anidees AI-6 Review
Up Close: Base, Rear and Roof
Although the AI-6 isn't designed to take a rad in the front it is designed to take either a 240 or 280 in the base. As you might guess this will necessitate the removal of the plastic spacer/guide we described earlier, along with the lower of the 3.5" racks. You'll also have to think carefully about the size of PSU and how your cables and tubing will relate to each other, because although the AI-6 will accept large PSUs the larger you go the less room you're going to have down there. It's also worth remembering as we saw when we looked at the exterior that the whole of the base of the case is one giant ventilated and filtered strip so no problems with airflow there then. Sound and vibration Isolation for the PSU is provided by 4 rather insubstantial felt/rubber pads which sit atop raised sections of the floor. An additional foam rubber strip provides isolation around the edge of the PSU cut out area, with a optional velcro strap should you wish to go al S&M with your PSU.
Above the PSU we find the expansion bay area. The 8 slots are fitted with white vented covers and held in place with chromed knurled thumb screws. An additional expansion bay cover is located vertically down the side of these enabling attachment of devices that do not require motherboard connection.
Rear ventilation is provided by a single 9 bladed 120mm fan. The fan is quite OEM in appearance, but as with the other fitted to this case proved to be very quiet indeed. Although the roof is able to accept either a pair of 120mm or 140mm fans none are fitted to the filtered mesh area. Radiator wise, there's no native support for either 240 or 280 radiator up here. There's enough room inside the case for a slim rad of either size, but not enough for the fans also. There is a small roof cavity, which with a bit of judicious modding should just about be able to accept some slim fans.