Anidees AI-06 V2 Silent Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
Today in the eTeknix office we have the brand new Anidees AI-06 V2 mid-tower chassis, which offers up a big revision of their popular AI-06 model. Taking an already robust chassis, adding in more flexible storage solutions, a card reader, improved cooling support, a larger side panel window (on the relevant model) and more. Today, we have the Silent equipped model, which comes fitted with sound dampening materials on the interior, although windowed and standard solid side panel without noise dampening materials edition are also available.
Equipped with an aluminium finished from panel door, multiple radiator and fan mounts in the front, top, back and bottom of the chassis, removable storage bays, an SD card reader and more, we’re really looking forward to taking a closer look at this chassis, so let’s get it out of the box and see what it has to offer.
- Rotate door with Aluminum line-finished for elegant look.
- Moveable front mesh design for ventilation and easy maintenance.
- Accommodates 120 mm radiator in the rear, 120/140mm radiator in the bottom or 240 mm radiator on the top or front.
- Dust filters on the front and at the bottom.
- Rear retaining holes for water cooling kit.
- Cable management and CPU retaining hole for easy maintenance.
- Air cooling support 6 fans, 140mm fan*5, 120mm fan*1
- Supports up to 140 mm fan x 5
- New Velcro fastener design for better power supply stability
- USB 3.0*2, USB 2.0*2, SD Card reader, Fan controller on the top
- Smoky Transparent side window (optional)
As you can see, the silent edition comes with a solid side panel on the left. The panel is held in place by a pair of thumb screws at the back, nothing fancy, but a well-tried and tested design overall.
There’s some branding in the bottom corner here, it’s quite tastefully placed and this means the front panel can be left looking nice clean.
Another heavy panel on the right, looking good in that lightly textured matte black paintwork.
The front panel is really smart, finished with a good layer of brush textured aluminium, giving it a nice premium look and feel.
The door is held shut with magnets on the right side, allowing you to easily open it up to access the front panel component.
In the door cavity, you’ll find a thick layer of noise-dampening materials, which should soak up a lot of unwanted noise from your systems cooling solution. There are three 5.25″ drive bays on offer also, each with an easily removable lock-in cover.
Further down, you’ll find a large ventilated panel for the front mounted cooling.
Around the back, you’ll find a 120mm fan mount, seven expansion slots, two water/cable routing grommets and the PSU cut-out; all pretty standard stuff, but that’s no bad thing.
The covers are reusable and come with some ventilation to help with overall airflow.
The top panel follows the design of the front of the chassis, curving at the edge to create a nice flowing design and featuring even more of that lovely brushed aluminium.
There’s a well equipped I/O panel towards the front, with SD card reader, four USB ports, HD audio jacks, and two nicely designed buttons for the power and reset. What’s also worthy of our attention is that there is a three-way switch, which functions as the built-in fan controller.
the base of the chassis features lots of ventilation for any base mounted cooling, as well as the PSU air intake. The PSU benefits from a slide out filter, but the remaining ventilation uses a simple clip-in mesh.