Nanoxia CoolForce 2 Review
Up Close: Exterior Overview and Front
The CoolForce 2 is of average size for a mid tower, measuring as it does 430x200x475mm (HxWxD) Like many cases it has a steel chassis and makes use of plastic moldings to provide the exterior aesthetics. The shut lines on the case are good, although there is slight variance in the shades of black seen between the different materials. The left hand side panel sports a 3/4 length, half width window, and although it will show off the motherboard area, you're not going to see much forward of your RAM slots.
The front I/O is placed at the top edge of the front of the case and has a a single USB 2.0 and a pair of USB 3.0s. The power button is centrally located, to the right of which there's a small reset switch. Next to these we then find a three position fan controller and a pair of audio sockets.
The front of the case is minimalist in design, with the heavy bevel giving it a slight Corsair Graphite series look to it, which is no bad thing. The clean lines of the plastic, line brushed Aluminium effect front panel are broken only by the covers for the pair of 5.25" bays. The case front is stood off slightly from the bevel which allows for at least some air flow. Also unseen but present are rows of Green LED lights which border the lower two thirds and floor of the bevel's interior edge.
There are a couple of nice little details present on the front panel, the first of which is the Nanoxia logo, which is placed under the bevel at the top of the case. This logo lights up Green when the case is powered. Down in the bottom left corner of the case there's an aesthetic break in the bevel which also allows for the placement of a small button used to control the case front lighting. Pressing the switch toggles the lighting through off, side lights, and logo lights so the desired effect can be achieved by the user.