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Inside the case, we have a brand new
10" neon tube. Made specifically for a car, but easily
modified to work in a computer. Read our Neon
Guide to quickly alter most car neons to work in your box.
This 10" tube fits nicely on the
bottom of the case. Usually, these neons are screwed into cars.
If you don't plan on doing that inside your case, using velcro is an
Here are the two 120mm Panaflos that rest
on the inside of the case. They are fastened to the plexi by a
nut and bolt combination. One thing I wished CDI included was
rubber grommets on each of these fans. Although not much
vibration is created by these quiet fans, any little bit helps.
The nut and bolt combo works well in securing them tightly to the
Using these fans in conjunction with a
fan/bay bus requires most people to have their fans un- tail. Meaning no power connectors on the end of each 12v/Ground
wire. CDI decided wiring these small wires into the baybus may
prove to be too much work if we decided to throw in some new
fans. So instead, they strapped on a few of these female/male
connectors that can be joined and separated by hand to power up the
fans through the bay bus. The connectors are labeled red (R) and
black (B) to differentiate between 12V and ground. Noticed that
the regular red and black wires are extended with slightly higher
gauged wires. Possibly to allow more power through it, or maybe
it was the only wire they had around : )
The top and rear 120mm exhaust are
situated very closely. I'm not sure if this will cause any issues with
awkward air movement, but for those drives near the top 5.25"
bays, they will never be in the hot zone for sure!
The 4 120mm Panaflos are controlled
through the PCMods.com bay bus unit which is pictured above. The
Evercool bay cooler sits below the bay bus, able to cool any hard
drive you stick in there. This is one of the main reasons why
the clip feature was utilized on the fan tails. To get access to
that baybus, you need to remove that face plate that it sits in and
unscrew each bare wire. With the clips, it is a whole lot
easier. Nice touch CDI!
The wires from the bay bus are wired
through the holes to reach the bottom of the case without much fuss
and mess. You can move them around if you need to.