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That’s all about the smaller things, let’s take a look at the main design element now:

It does look impressive. The blades are shaped to look like a real turbine. This is a fake, though. There is an ordinary fan behind those blades. The blades do rotate under the pressure of the incoming air, but the run-out of the central part of the fake eliminates any airplane associations at once. A normal turbine would take off in a random direction separately from the plane if it had such strong run-out. To protect the mechanism of the fake from accidental damage, the air inlet is covered with a protective mesh:

This mesh is good. It creates but small resistance to the air flow and does not intensify the noise. The front interface connectors are placed on the side panel:

The downside of this solution is obvious: you won’t be able to place the system case with this panel facing the wall. And it is better to keep the system case on your left. Above the interface ports on the side panel there is a small controller of the front fan speed.

It is handy, not doubt. The user can save on purchasing a separate controller. And the fan is not silent at its max speed, which won’t please anyone. It’s a normal desire to have a system case with elements that look like an airplane turbine, but I doubt anyone would want that stylization to be accompanied with the appropriate sound. The right panel has nothing exceptional to show us, save for two rows of vent holes:

The left one is a much more exciting view:

The window plastic is fastened in a common and not very attractive way, by means of metallic rivets:

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