Anidees A17 ATX Mid-Tower Dual-Chamber Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
Anidees aren’t the biggest name in the chassis world, but time and time again we’ve seen them deliver feature packed products with very competitive prices, something we’re hoping to see in today’s review of their latest chassis, the Anidees A17 Mid-Tower.
Their latest chassis comes with a great range of options, with a black and white model available, each with a window or windowless variant, giving you plenty of choice for your next build. On top of the design choices, you’ll find it comes with a very capable layout. Despite being a compact cube chassis, there’s room for up to an ATX motherboard, ATX PSU, plenty of storage and impressive water cooling support. One more thing which stands out, is that the chassis comes with five 120mm fans pre-installed! So you can be certainly that stock airflow isn’t going to be an issue, and this is made even better by the inclusion of a built-in fan hub and speed controller.
- 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 chassis is nicely designed, with a fairly standard cube shape that is split into dual chambers. There’s a huge window panel on the left side, and a pair of thumb screws holding it in place, allowing you quick and easy access to the interior.
On the right side, another pair of thumb screws hold a thick metal panel in place and you’ll also notice some ventilation in the bottom corner, this is for the PSU air intake, which comes with a magnetic dust filter on the interior of the panel for easy maintenance.
The front panel looks pretty cool, with the usual 5.25″ drive bay, power buttons and a well equipped I/O at the top, but most importantly, a huge ventilation panel with dust filter, a nice honeycomb effect and behind it, 4 x 120mm blue LED fans in a 2 x 2 layout; that’s some serious airflow potential!
Around the back, there’s plenty going on, with two pop-out covers for two routing holes, and a quick look at how the dual chamber design is laid out. On one side, we’ve got another 120mm fan pre-installed, seven ventilated expansion slot covers, and the motherboard I/O. On the other, an optional 90mm fan mount and the PSU cut-out, which is rotated 90-degrees to save on space. If you look in the top corner, you’ll see a small switch, this is the fan speed controller, with three options you can have the fans (so long as they’re connected to the internal power hub) on high/low/off.
The top panel has a locking cover, allowing you to easily clean the filter and access the top panel fan/radiator mounts.
Finally, we have four large and rubber coated feet which will help reduce vibrations and stop your system from sliding around. The feet also provide good ground clearance for the bottom mounted dust filter, which gives you yet another fan mount directly below the expansion slots, handy if you have a GPU that likes to run a little hot.