Page 1:The Quiet Gaming Quest Continues
Page 2:Corsair Obsidian 550D
Page 3:Inside The Obsidian 550D
Page 4:Building With The Obsidian 550D
Page 5:Fractal Design Define R4
Page 6:Inside The Define R4
Page 7:Building With The Define R4
Page 8:Gigabyte Luxo M10
Page 9:Inside The Luxo M10
Page 10:Building With The Luxo M10
Page 11:Test Settings
Page 12:Heat, Noise, And Heat Versus Noise
Page 13:Three Cases Compete; Only One Can Win
Inside The Luxo M10
Though the M10’s structural chassis is fairly short, Gigabyte is still able to fit three external 5.25” bays up top, along with an internal eight-drive cage down below. A single 3.5” external drive bay in the middle is re-purposed for internal use, facilitating the installation of nine hard drives in total.
All three external 5.25” bays come equipped with a flip latch to quickly disengage a drive's locating pins. Meanwhile, only the top four of the Luxo M10’s eight internal 3.5” bays have tool-less twist connectors. The 3.5” bay in the center is slotted, requiring screws.
Since the M10’s motherboard tray is just barely raised off the structural chassis, cables are stowed in the protrusion on the right side-panel. And because the motherboard is upside-down, excess length from the main power cable can simply be coiled up on the case’s floor.
The Luxo M10’s motherboard tray is filled with cable and CPU cooler support access holes. Although none of them are covered by grommets, rolled edges prevent cable abrasion and strengthen the chassis.
Front intake and rear exhaust fans have both three- and four-pin connectors, while the top and side fans are four-pin only. All case fans included with the Luxo M10 are of the 120 mm variety.
- The Quiet Gaming Quest Continues
- Corsair Obsidian 550D
- Inside The Obsidian 550D
- Building With The Obsidian 550D
- Fractal Design Define R4
- Inside The Define R4
- Building With The Define R4
- Gigabyte Luxo M10
- Inside The Luxo M10
- Building With The Luxo M10
- Test Settings
- Heat, Noise, And Heat Versus Noise
- Three Cases Compete; Only One Can Win