Anidees AI-6 Review
Up Close: Rear and Panels
With 12 cable tie mounts the AI-6 has more than some and less than others. We'd like to see a few more to be honest especially when you consider that the rather sparse 15mm of clearance means that you're going to have to be rather clever with your cable routing. If you're planning on using coloured cable extensions then things are going to get tricky. We're not saying it can't be done, we're sure it can, but it's going to be real tight.
Following the removal of a few screws, the front and roof sections of the case simply unclip from the chassis. They come of nice and easy with no sensation of fear that you're about to break something important. In taking the roof panel of it's important to take the time to feed the front I/O cables up through their routing hole to prevent the damage that tugging at them can cause. As you can see from the image below right, the panels are inlaid with sponge filters. These can be removed but it will mean taking a screw driver to the panel. Yes this might seem like a bit of a fag, but in all honesty how many times do you really clean your filters?
Having removed the outer plastic and Aluminium panels we get to see the chassis in all its glory. Made entirely from sturdy steal with the entirety of the chassis in the same white as the exterior. Why are we showing you the bare chassis? well if you've ever modded a case or added watercooling where it's not natively supported we're willing to bet you already know the answer to the question, as you've no doubt already spent hours if not days staring at a bare chassis trying to work out where everything will go. If this is the case then you're likely to want to know that for the greater part the chassis is riveted as opposed to screwed but that it should come apart quite easily.