Anidees AI Crystal Tempered Glass Case Review
Up Close: Exterior
We think the Anidees AI is about as simple and elegant as it's possible to get. Certainly the pictures don't really do the 5mm thick tempered glass panels the justice they deserve. Now, don't go thinking this case just has a left hand full side panel window, it doesn't. the right hand panel is also glass, as is the entirety of the front panel. That's a lot of glass, and goes part way to explaining the 10.9kg weight. And before you get your knickers in a twist, yes, that "Tempered Glass" sticker is easy to remove and does not leave residue.
As air isn't renowned for its ability to penetrate solid sheets of glass, Anidees have thoughtfully included ventilation slits down each of the front case edges. The slits are inconspicuous, and we feel do not detract from the overall aesthetic. The front I/O panel is also minimalist with just the essential controls as you would expect. Of note though is the integrated 3 position fan controller on the left hand side.
The roof of the case is metal as opposed to glass and has a large magnetic mesh filter covering a substantial roof ventilation area. No fans are included in this position, but as you can see it will take up to 3x120mm or 3x140mm units. Also of note are the slotted mounts which will make fitting radiators up here so much easier.
The rear of the case is a fairly standard ATX affair, although you do get a 140mm fan included as apposed to the more commonly seen 120mm unit in this position.
Gently rolling the case over reveals the underside which, apart from the four rubber tipped case feet and slide out fan intake mesh filter is otherwise clean and devoid of features. One thing we will say though is that the fan filter was more than a bit stiff to pull out and re-insert.
The front of the case pulls off with a firm tug to reveal the 3x140mm fans situated behind it. As with the roof ventilation, Anidees have included an easy to remove magnetic mesh filter in the front.