The SViking is one of the smallest cases in this review, so I had had some apprehensions about its ability to accommodate all the components enumerated in the Testbed and Methods section, but I was wrong:
There’s more than enough space for every thing. None of the components should feel bad, while the sideways mounting of hard disk drives in their rack in system cases of this form-factor simplifies greatly the process of swapping a drive for a new one.
If the whole assembly process seems an engaging and exciting job to you, you should like this tangle of cables the system case is equipped with:
Besides ordinary wires for the USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces, buttons and LEDs, there are power cables for the informational display, system fans and thermal sensor. People who want to constantly keep track of the temperature of their PC are going to appreciate the latter feature, I think. There are also two wires from the speed controllers of the preinstalled system fans. These wires are attached to special connectors on the fans:
The PC speaker is located in a rather unusual place:
Yes, this placement is not very common, but our sample was audible and even loud. I could hear it even when the case stood closed under my desk.