[section_title title=Closer Look: Exterior]
Closer Look: Exterior
Taking a look at the Hyperion after just removing it from the box reveals the plain black cube chassis but immediately noticeable is the blue bar running along the front, sides and rear of the case at the top. This is a nice accent to the case and gives it an attractive look. There is also a single 5.25″ drive bay. The drive bay inside the case is removable should you wish to add water cooling gear.
There is a Raidmax 200mm fan included on the front panel of the case. This is powered with only a Molex connector which I feel is a poor choice. Not being able to connect the fan to a 3-pin fan connector, or at least have both the Molex and 3-pin connector available, as you will need to now have to wire a Molex cable inside the rear of the case. Now, the top 2 fans also have both Molex and 3-pin connectors on their wires, so my advice would be to parallel connect the 3 fans together with a single Molex plug from the PSU.
The front panel and roof are removable with clips. This is a nice addition as it makes both panels very easy to remove and install.
The top panel where the front IO is located. The Hyperion comes featuring 2x USB3.0, 1x USB2.0, headphone and microphone jacks, a reset and finally a power button. The indicator LEDs are located inside the power button and glow red and blue to show activity.
The right side panel comes with a filtered mesh cut metal panel to allow air flow into the case and power supply.
The right side panel comes with a large Plexi window. This allows a good view inside the case to view your hardware installed.
Lastly, the floor is looked after with removable dust filters. A nice addition to the case regardless if you choose to install fans or not.