Closer Look: Interior
Taking a look at the interior of the ai7m, I’m pleased to say that it’s fully painted inside and out. The finish is excellent and again I’m pleased to say that it comes fitted with rubber grommets inside too. This will aid the cable management between the dual stacked layout.
The AI7m supports CPU coolers up to 180mm in height and GPUs up to 210mm in length, but I ran into a niggle with this, more on that later…
Worth mentioning now is the integrated fan controller. This is a small board, much like the ones you find in Phanteks cases, that has a 2-speed fan controller mounted on the rear of the case. This board controls up to five 3-pin fans. The fan controller has off, high and low fan speed settings and is a simple toggle switch.
It’s good to see anidees keeping the black theme throughout the case. Rubber grommets are a great addition and the tool-less drive cages are a bonus addition. Quite a nice feature list, if I do say so myself.
The single 5.25″ drive bay mounted in the top. This cage is removable which is great as I would have had to remove it to fit my GPU, more on that later. It’s worth noting that you would also have to remove it should you wish to install a 240mm radiator AIO or full water cooling kit. The cables are black too, good to see!
All three pre-installed fans come with this 3-pin connector and a Molex plug included. To be personally, this screams CHEAP FANS! But should you wish to run them at full speed straight from the PSU then you can connect them straight to a Molex connector with no issues. With the integrated fan controller, why would anidees choose to give the customer an option to not use it? Especially when it works fine after all.