Inside Silent Storm

As you know by now this case has an acrylic side window, which is somewhat small compared to the ones used on high-end cases that have this option. This side window has two venting meshes, one with a 120 mm fan attached, as you can see in Figure 7. All fans from this case glow blue when turned on and all of them feature a small 3-pin connector, allowing you to connect all fans directly to your motherboard and monitor their speed through your favorite monitoring software. If you don’t have enough fan connectors on your motherboard don’t worry, all fans come with an adapter to allow them to be connected to any standard peripheral power connector.

Sunbeamtech Silent Storm caseFigure 7: Side panel and its 120 mm fan.

Even though you can remove the right panel (the panel behind the motherboard) the metallic plate where the motherboard is installed is permanently attached to the case, so you can’t remove it to facilitate the motherboard installation.

In Figure 8 you have an overall look inside Silent Storm.

Sunbeamtech Silent Storm caseFigure 8: Inside Silent Storm case.

There are two more 120 mm fans inside Silent Storm: one on the rear and another in the middle of the case. You can also install another 120 mm fan on the front of the case, right in front of the hard disk drive bays. If you want to have this fan you will need to buy it or remove the side fan or the middle fan and install one of them there.

Sunbeamtech Silent Storm caseFigure 9: Rear 120 mm fan.


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