Comparing the Caterpillar to the other cases we have reviewed in the past it’s no surprise that height wise this mid-tower is one of the smaller contenders. While this does limit the expandability options and/or water-cooling inside the case installs, for most systems, the diminutive size will not pose a problem.
Compared to a 1m80 human, here’s how the cases stack up in height and width:
The remaining size specification, depth, is most important for high end VGA cards and you’ll see here that the Caterpillar is far from the smallest:Outside look
This case is a no frills product, the Caterpillar comes in none obtrusive color and looks quite boring to be honest:
But no worries, looks aren’t everything, and at the end of the day, do you stare at your PC case or your monitor when you’re working at your PC? The Caterpillar aims to make your PC dead silent (if you use the correct components inside) so less obtrusive visual and audible might be a good idea.
The rear of the case reveals already a bit of the inside structure, with the PCI slots at the top and PSU at the bottom:
The front I/O is hidden beneath a plastic panel which you open by slightly pushing down on it:
The front panel is made of two parts, one slides behind the other to allow you access to the 5.25” drive bays. The metal mesh and holes behind it can be clearly seen when taking a photo with flash:
This mesh is sufficient to stop larger dust/cat hair, no smaller filters are installed though. Here’s a small movie displaying the front panel sliding compartment: