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Interior Design and Assembly

The internal design is just as bad as that of the Vento 3600:

This is the simplest low-end chassis you can expect to find in a system case costing some $40 (together with a PSU) rather than in a renowned brand’s top-end case positioned as the ultimate solution for a gaming PC. Like with the first Vento, the pretty wrapping is pleasing to the eye at the shop but when you bring it to your home, you find yourself having to deal with a cheap chassis and mediocre ergonomics. The drive locks call for a special mention:

 

First, they do not fix the drive firmly in its place. Second, it is just inconvenient to use the HDD locks when the mainboard and expansion cards are already installed. It’s not clear why the developers had to invent anything like this while there are handy plastic rails available. Perhaps they just wanted to economize on the plastic they had spent so much of for the exterior.

The two 80mm fans on the rear panel look like an anachronism to us.

The front fan is perhaps meant to save some room, but this explanation doesn’t work for the rear panel. This solution is typical of low-end system cases rather than of a $150 product! They do economize here. This chassis is cheap and the exterior plastic isn’t expensive, either. We can only guess what revenue the manufacturer rakes in from each unit sold, but it’s rather irritating to realize that you are just being made money from. You are just sold a low-end chassis in a pretty-looking wrapping.

The design of the expansion card locks is rather poor as well:

The metal of the chassis isn’t very robust and the locks themselves do not keep the cards firm.

You can’t install a fan on the air inlet in the side panel.

This means you can forget about using passive heatsinks. The good news is that the system case is easy to assemble and doesn’t require you to refer to the manual often. The faceplates of 5.25” bays are removable:

This makes it easier to install your optical drive.

 
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