Anidees AI Crystal Tempered Glass Case Review

The Build

Anidees AI Crystal Review

The Build

And so to the build.  As you might imagine, the PSU has to be inserted from the reverse side.  We've used our usual CoolerMaster V1000, but the AI will take any PSU up to 200mm.  And remember chaps, although the PSU area is hidden from the front, thanks to the massive full width windowed side panel, it's all on show back here, so better make sure you keep things tidy.

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If we're honest we've been kinda keen to see how the cover panel idea will work in practice.  Our initial thoughts were that it would be too confining and not allow the cables to turn within their permitted radii (Plural of Radius, look it up, I had to!).  As it happens the cover plate works very well.  In fact, it works so well we think we prefer it to the normal rubber grommeted holes.  Yes guys and girls, Anidees may have hit on the next big thing.  If other manufacturers see this design solution and it catches on, expect to see it in quite a few cases.

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The build was quite a pleasurable process, with the only real criticism of the internal layout being the lack of subtle management holes along the bottom of the motherboard area.  OK so there's the big grommeted hole, but through that you've got to bring all your front I/O cables, which, if you plug everything in is quite a few.  Round the back our limited build hasn't pushed the cable management options out of their comfort zone.  As we said before, if you're meticulous then the confined space won't be an issue, but if you're the sort of chap that just stuffs the cables in and forgets about it, then this isn't the case for you and there's no way that glass side panel is going to fit.

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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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