Dismantling the AMMO box
The side panels are secured in place by thumbscrews
, inside the case there’s a small carton box which contains motherboard mounting material (standoffs and screws) and rails for the HDD drives. A multilingual manual describes the main features of the case and how to use them.
In order to install the 5.25” drives you need to remove the front panel; 6 plastic push pins hold it in place and removal is quite easy. The panel is mainly made out of plastic with a few metal grills and it incorporates a dust filter for the front 120mm in-take fan.
The hard drive bay can be detached after you’ve removed 3 screws; doing this will give you access to the 120mm fan, it’s a 1200rpm model with a 3-pin connector. A 3-to-4 cable is also included.
A close up of the fan shows model number A12025-12CB-5BN-L1, a quick Google search for this model gives a number of results from the SilentPCReview user forums
, where one of their readers had this to say: “Great fan with no bearing noise whatsoever. Motor noise was unobtrusive. Not quite as smooth as the Yate Loon models but every bit as quiet. If you are sensitive to bearing noise this may be a better choice that the Yate Loons
”. Sounds promising.
At the back of the case there are mounting holes for a fan of different size, 80/92/120mm is supported. The honeycomb grill has large holes which removes the necessity to start up your dremel.
In the picture above you can also see the expansion slots which have a custom plug and play hold down system. Rather then relying on a large single bar, they provide each slot with its own plastic clip.
And closed again:
If you want to see it animated, scroll up and down real quick ;-).