Anidees AI-07M Micro-ATX Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
Aindees may not be the first name you think of when you go shopping for a new chassis, but we’ve seen a few of their products in the past and we’ve certainly been impressed by their build quality, features and competitive pricing. Their latest chassis, the dual chamber Micro-ATX AI-07M, promises to be a versatile solution that needs a compact system, but still have enough room for many of today’s high-end components such as long graphics cards, lots of storage and water cooling.
- Dual chamber design divides hot running components, one chamber deliver cooler air to MB, CPU, GPU, another one for HDD and PSU.
- Chassis comes with four 120mm led fans in the front and also can be upgraded with several additional fans if needed.
- Featuring several options for placing water cooling, providing excellent cooling solutions.
- Support max 3* 240 Rad and 1 * 120 Rad.
- Quiet operation with 200mm fan in the front. (Optional)
- Support ATX, m-ATX, and Mini-ITX
- Cable management and CPU retaining hole for easy maintenance.
- Supports 1 * 5.25″, 4 * 3.5″ or 5 * 2.5″ devices ( 4 * 2.5″ convert from 3.5″ cage)
- Air cooling support up to 8 x120mm fans plus 1x90mm in the rear side
- Compact size with 41.5L
- Support USB 3.0*2, USB 2.0*2 in the front, Audio*1, Mic*1
- Mesh bezel provides maximum air flow.
- Removable mesh top cover
- Dust filters in the front, top, bottom and side panel.
- Fan Hub and Fan Controller add on shipment from 15.03.2015
The AI-07 is available in four variants, black, white and a windowless or windowed version of each colour. It comes with all the usual bells and whistles you would expect from a modern chassis, such as USB 3.0 support, tool free storage bays, lots of GPU and CPU cooler clearance and more.
Out of the box, the chassis certainly looks great, with a huge side panel window showing off the chassis interior and that little Anidees logo on the bottom right corner.
The right side panel has a large ventilation cut-out on it, this will allow airflow to the PSU and it comes with a magnetic dust filter on the interior, but we’ll see that better in a moment.
The front panel is packed full of features, with the 5.25″ drive bay and the power controls at the top, four USB ports, HD audio ports and most importantly, that massive filtered ventilation panel, behind which you’ll find a 200mm blue LED fan pre-installed; great for lots of airflow at low RPM.
The back of the chassis isn’t exactly lacking in feature either! In the top left corner is a small fan control switch, which connects to an interior fan hub. It features three settings; low, medium and high. In the top right there’s a pair of water/cable routing grommets. Further down you’ll find a 120/140mm fan mount, with a 140mm fan pre-installed, five expansion slots, the PSU mount and another 120/140mm fan mount with another 140mm fan pre-installed. You’ll also notice three thumb screws across the middle, these are used to detach the motherboard tray, which can be completely removed should you feel the need.
The top panel has a fan/radiator mount with an externally mounted dust/debris filter.
Behind the cover, you’ll find dual 120/140mm fan mounts, which could also be used for radiators, dependent on your system configuration.
The base of the chassis has more thumb screws, which can be used to fully remove the other interior components of the chassis, such as the hard drive bays, making the chassis mod friendly.