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After having a look at the exterior, its time to open it up and see the inside.

The door is opened by removing two thumbscrews on the rear and then pressing down on a catch to release the door lock.

Unfortunately, this particular design practically forces you to have your finger in the way of the releasing catch when you trigger it.  When this thing opens, it has a lot of force behind it.  So much force in fact that it actually separated the skin on my finger and drew blood.  After this happened a few times, I got smart and started using my pocket knife or a screwdriver to pop the latch.

Thankfully the latch is also lockable with the included keys.  I was able to pick the lock in a few minutes with my tool kit, but it should be sufficient to prevent little kids from getting inside your machine or having the latch injure them when it pops open.

Moving along, the mechanism for securing the door is actually very nice.  It comes straight off without the usual hassle of a sliding mechanism. 

In the hard drive bay, there is a nifty little accessory box that houses all of the things like screws, instructions, and drive rails.  Of course if you put in more than one hard drive, you will have to remove it.  It also blocks airflow if you place a fan in the front of the case.  Most people will want to remove it.  Itís a really neat idea; I just wish they had located it somewhere else, like a 5.25" drive bay.

In the accessory box there are two papers.  One is a list of a few CD drives they know will not work with the precut opening in the front door, and the other is what they try to pass off as an instruction manual.  The "Instruction Manual" is totally and completely worthless.  It contains no useful information whatsoever.  Basically the manual is just a list of items (in very broken English) that you will need to put into the case to make it function.  It doesn't actually tell you how to do any of this, and the pictures are so tiny that you can't possibly make out anything.  With a case like this, you defiantly need a manual.  I spent a lot of time guessing how things worked, and I relied on trial and error to figure out how to install items.

Also included are the usual assortment of screws, brackets, keys, and so forth.




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