The Top Panel
The top panel of the 3R System T100 Valkyrie has several features. The top panel comes with two 120 mm fans, which are connected to an individual three-speed controller. These fans don’t glow when turned on. Once again, the manufacturer doesn’t publish the specifications for them.
The reviewed case has one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, three three-speed fan controllers for the front, top, and rear/bottom fans, one memory card reader supporting the SD, MMC, and MS formats, and the traditional audio jacks. The USB 3.0 ports use regular USB cables, and must be connected to USB 3.0 ports located on the rear panel of the motherboard.
The bottom panel has an external 3.5”/2.5” docking bay for storage devices. During our original review, the latches for the 2.5” lid broke. Updated 01/18/2012: The manufacturer sent us a second sample from its second production batch, where this problem was solved. See Figure 10.