A look inside
Removing the right side panel gives you access to install all your hardware inside. No removable motherboard tray here, but enough room to maneuver. The in-take in the right side panel extends towards the CPU area through the use of this plastic duct. The duct can be extended about ~10cm and provides the CPU heatsink with fresh air. In our system we’re using a tower CPU cooler (Coolermaster Hyper TX) which doesn’t work with this duct, removing it was easy by use of 4 plastic push pins.
Without the side panel we get our first glimpse inside, nothing out of the ordinary at first sight. The motherboard back panel curves up to connect with the 5.25” bays. The bottom hard drive rack also serves as a place to keep the plug and play clips for installing the HDD and CD drives. In front of the hard drive rack there is room to install an optional 120mm for in-take. The out-take fan is 120mm and has a Revoltec sticker on it. The case features a case-intrusion switch making it an office-friendly product.
The top 5.25” bay is occupied by the PCB plate holding the different I/O ports which pop up at the top of the case. The cables are long enough to reach the connectors on the motherboard.
Revoltec has eye for detail, as they protected this sharp edge with a rubber cap to prevent injury.
The HDD bay holds all the clips need to slide the CD/HDD in place without the use of tools.
The other tool-less feature of the Zirconium RT-101 is for adapter cards (AGP/PCI/PCIe/…), not a new system by any news, but one that has proven to be effective without too much hassle to use.
To reduce vibration noise, other case manufacturers have been using very soft feet, unfortunately those on the RT-101 are made from hard plastic: