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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.

3R System T100 Valkyrie caseFigure 7: Top panel

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.

3R System T100 Valkyrie caseFigure 8: Buttons and connectors

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.

3R System T100 Valkyrie caseFigure 9: The 3.5”/2.5” docking bay

3R System T100 Valkyrie CaseFigure 10: The 2.5” lid was fixed on the second production batch

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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.