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There is a fan on the side panel, too. It is a 140-millimeter thing with a rated speed of 1000 RPM and a 4-pin Molex connector. Take note that the rear parts of the “engines” are simple plastic trims on the flat side panels of the case, but they do look very neat.

There is nothing particularly interesting inside: we can see a standard chassis made out of rather good 0.7mm steel with a transversely positioned rack for hard disk drives.

The expansion-slot brackets are reusable and fastened with screws, which is good news for users of dual-slot graphics cards.

There is one seat for a 120mm fan in front of the HDD rack but no fan is installed there.

Plastic screwless fasteners are used to fix 5.25 and 3.5-inch devices in the external bays. They have become standard for midrange system cases.

It is trivial with HDDs, too. They are installed into the rack using two small guides.


Assembling a computer in this system case shouldn’t be a problem but you have to mess with the cables, tucking them in somewhere between the PSU and the 5.25-inch bays. Unfortunately, the Syclone does not offer any means to hide the cables neatly.

Senior graphics cards from Nvidia, 267 millimeters long, fit into this chassis but you may have problems with the power connectors at the end of long graphics cards from AMD because of the HDD rack. The power cables just won’t fit in, and this cannot be avoided by simply removing one HDD.

The working Syclone looks quite impressive due to its highlighting.


The red-and-black version of this product has red highlighting. So if the black version looks too gloomy to you, you may prefer the livelier red.

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