Anidees AI5S Case Review

Up Close: Interior Rear

Anidees AI5S Review

Up Close:  Interior Rear

Where do we start?  Well there's a lot going on back here.  For starters, there's excellent cable managment, plenty of cable tie points, and down the left hand side a 25mm deep trough for handling the thicker cables.  Anidees have also included some velcro ties in this area.

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 The majority of the case though has a 20mm deep cable management area, which to be honest is more than adequate.

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The AI5S also has a well equipped fan hub, which is linked to the speed controller on the front I/O.  Two of the ports are seen taken by the pair for 120mm up front, but there are still plenty of ports left.  Something such as this is a nice touch when placed in a case that has great water cooling potential as it enables the user to control all their fans together and set at the speed desired.

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Along with the pair of 2.5" mounts at the front, there's also a pair around the back, and another set running down the left hand channel as seen on the first image on this page.  In total that makes four stealth 2.5" mounts and two show off mounts, so don't go worrying that there's not enough storage.

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If you still feel the need for good old fashioned 3.5" spinners, then fret not as there's a rack of three down below decks, which each of these also being able to take 2.5" drives.  To the rear there's the PSU area.  On paper this case can take PSUs up to 220mm in length with the racks in place.  In practice however we found it impossible to get our 170mm long CM PSU in there, and were forced to use a shorter model.  The other option would have been to remove the HDD rack, which ups the max length available to a very reasonable 350mm.

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Most Recent Comments

03-04-2017, 14:22:00

Why do I see Fractal Design Define C?Quote

03-04-2017, 14:45:40

Originally Posted by Avet View Post
Why do I see Fractal Design Define C?
Because you pretty much do

haha a mate of mine modded his Fractal by cutting it down quite severely. Then we get the Define C and now this funny how things go sometimes !Quote

04-04-2017, 01:34:49

The last picture on page 4 makes me cringe... A loosened screw/bolt?Quote

04-04-2017, 04:52:02

Wish the Fractal C had come with a stock fan controller like this one does...Quote

04-04-2017, 10:38:26

Originally Posted by sheroo View Post
Wish the Fractal C had come with a stock fan controller like this one does...
I don't see the point with fan controlers now. Motherboards have plenty of connectors. You can go 3-way split on everyone of them.Quote

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