[section_title title=Closer Look Pack/Ext]Closer Look Pack./Ext.
The outside of the box is rather bare and plain, which is just fine with me. The front of the box just features the words Type01 in the bottom right corner and over on the left hand side going down the length of the box are some black bars, that look reminiscent to that of the vented, are on the case itself.
On the back of the box is a black outline image of the case as well as a feature/spec list to give users some insight into what they can expect from the Type-01 Bravo and make sure it is compatible with the hardware they are planning to put inside.
XFX have done a good job in ensuring that the case does not get damaged in transit, they have gone the extra mile and instead of using the normal white Styrofoam padding to keep the case protected they have opted to use shaped foam pads with a piece of cardboard to hold them together and allow them to conform to the case for maximum protection.
XFX have also gone the extra mile and included a good little package of accessories as well to help make sure users have what they need to get their build started and underway.
2.5 inch Drive Trays : 5
Cable Ties : 5
Drive Screws : 32
Fan Scews : 8
MB Screws : 11
MB Stand Off Sockets : 1
MB Stand Offs : 11
ODD Screws : 12
PSU Screws : 4
Looking at the front of the case and it looks like it is made of a lot of tiny little bars laid across each other. Towards the bottom, we can see the XFX logo and that there is room for a couple of front intake fans or a big 200mm intake fan that comes included.
The of the front is where users will find the power and reset buttons and they blend in very well, they are in between the 2 vented areas and just below them is actually room for up to three optical drivers, again hidden quite nicely.
Users looking for the front IO port minus the power and reset buttons will need to look at the top side of the case and there they will find what looks like two USB2.0 and two USB3.0 ports (listed on XFX site as four USB3.0 ports) and the audio jacks (mic/headphone)
The case is designed with ventilation in mind and as such both side panels feature a vented area that runs from the top to the bottom and can also house a couple of fans if you so desire. There is also a red bar across the bottom that features the XFX and TYPE01 lettering.
The back of the case features a couple of holes that have had grommets put in for allowing water cooling tubes to pass through to the outside of the case if needed. The grommets are a bit different than that of the norm and it is a welcome change. Aside from this we can see the vented are for the rear exhaust fan, eight PCI expansion bays and of course the cutouts for the motherboard and mounted PSU.
The bottom of the case features a unique design to give off the impression as if the case is almost floating, it also features an easily removable dust filter that can be pulled out and cleaned.