Anidees AI Crystal Tempered Glass Case Review

Up Close: Interior

Anidees AI Crystal Review

Up Close:  Interior

Having carefully lifted off the side and front panels it's finally time to take a look inside.  On doing so, three thoughts immediately spring to mind.  First, where are the cable management holes.  Second, where are the drive cages,  Third, what's that plastic thing towards the front?  Don't worry chaps, all will be revealed.  While we're here though, we thought it a shame that they couldn't get the Anidees Logo sticker on straight.

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As it turns out, the lack of cable management holes, and the nature of the plastic thing are one in the same.  The "plastic thing" is actually a clever little cover for the two cable management holes which lie beneath it.  The cover is moulded and angled in such a way as to allow major cables such as the 24 pin ATX, and the GPU cables to pass trough from behind and emerge exactly where they are needed.  We'll see in the build section how effective it is at both covering the cables whilst allowing their passage.

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As with a lot of cases these days the AI has a false floor covering the PSU area below.  We think that while this is nice in many cases, it's absolutely essential in a case with as much glass in it is this one.  Although it is largely devoid of features, the false floor does have a handy dandy cable management hole.  We do though think it's perhaps a little large and could done with being closer to the motherboard as well as perhaps rotated 90 degrees.

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The rear of the AI sports 7 vented PCI slot covers as well as a 140mm white LED fan.  Up in the roof we can again see the mounts for 120mm and 140mm based cooling solutions, and at first glance there appears to be a decent amount of room up there for mega radage.

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Most Recent Comments

08-08-2016, 12:25:03

Tolemac
I want a white one . Take my money please Quote

08-08-2016, 12:27:08

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Tolemac View Post
I want a white one . Take my money please
I did have a think about white, not sure it would work even with a light grey tint on the glass. The front deffo wouldnt work.Quote

08-08-2016, 16:54:41

WYP
That is a HUGE case. Not my cup of tea but I can certainly see the appeal.Quote

08-08-2016, 18:14:00

dwatterworth
Did the Anidees crew grab someone from Fractal?
The thing looks awesome and that 3x140 support is wonderful, but it does bear a bit of a resemblance...
Now to get some 90 degree adapters for 24 pin, 4/8 pin and USB 3.0 to allow that cable cover to really do it's job!Quote

08-08-2016, 18:53:08

Kushiro
Does look a lot like the Define S with some nice little additions. Still I do hope that this will be available in AUS.Quote
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