anidées AI6

anidées AI6

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Value & Conclusion

  • The anidées AI6 chassis will set you back 110 Euros at Caseking, while the windowed or sound dampened versions go for 120 Euro.
  • Excellent construction quality
  • Steel hard drive trays
  • Includes two fans
  • Dust filter on all intake areas
  • Easy removal of front drive bay covers
  • Front drive bay covers also good for 3.5 inch devices
  • 8 + 1 motherboard expansion slots
  • Six USB plugs in top I/O - 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0
  • Plenty of cable management possibilities
  • Two fan header PCBs
  • Silent fans
  • Velcro strip to secure PSU
  • More than enough screws
  • Thumb screws for all major areas
  • Low voltage adapters for both fans
  • Door may be set to open to the left or right
  • A bit pricey - quality still costs money
  • No USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter
  • Other cases of this price point include three fans
  • Spring in door hinge is weak
  • Simple packaging
  • Looks may not be for everyone
8.4Nowadays it seems like every manufacturer is trying to offer as many features as possible, at the most affordable price point. All this comes at a price, as quality tends to suffer. The use of thinner metal, soft plastics or cheap fans is usually the result. It is refreshing to see anidées clearly going back to the roots with the AI6. Some of you may remember the computer case from 10 years ago - sturdy like a tank and quite heavy. The AI6 reminds us of these cases, but offers a modern look and all the really important functionality one would be looking for.
If you are looking for a tricked out chassis with lighting aspects, fan controllers, hot-swap bays or the ability to iron your clothes and bring out the trash - then look elsewhere. If a sturdy, heavy chassis, with good looks, silent operating noise and plenty of space for high-end components is more down your alley - all at a level of quality which is refreshing to see, then the anidées AI6 is worth it.
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