Anidees AI-06 V2 Silent Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
The left side panel is nice and thick, with a good weight to it, as well as a thick layer of noise-dampening materials, all of which will help soak up any unwanted noise and vibrations from within your system.
There’s a good amount of space within the chassis for your components, with a small CPU cooler mounting cut-out behind the motherboard, pre-installed motherboard standoffs, and five large rubber grommets for cable routing.
The three 5.25″ drive bays are fixed in place, but the bottom one also has a pre-installed adapter to support an additional 2.5″ hard drive.
There are three main hard drive cages, a single 3.5″ at the top, 3 x 3.5″ below that.
Another another 3 x 3.5″ below that. For 3.5″ drives, the trays are tool free, allowing for a quick and easy installation process, or you can use the included screws to mount 2.5″ drives in any of them.
The PSU mounting area offers up a lot of space for high-end power supplies and there’s 120mm and 140mm fan spacing in the base for bottom mounted radiators or fans, just remember that you’ll likely need to remove the bottom hard drive bays to accommodate them.
In the rear of the chassis, there is a single 120mm fan pre-installed, which comes equipped with a black 4-pin PWM cable. There’s a good amount of clearance above and below the fan mount too, so custom or AIO water coolers should fit easily enough.
Each of the expansion slots comes fitted with a reusable cover, and all are fitted with thumbscrews for easy access.
The PSU mounting area features a thick Velcro strap to help ensure a secure fit on the four anti-vibration pegs, and there’s also a foam padding around the cut-out to allow a clean and vibration free fit.
Even more cooling options in the top of the chassis, with 120mm and 140mm fan spacings, as well as ample clearance from the top of the motherboard for thin radiators and fans.
Around the back, you’ll find the right side panel also has a thick layer of sound dampening material, which does eat up a little cable routing space, but there’s still a good amount of room regardless.
The first thing that leaps out is the small fan hub at the bottom. There’s room on here to connect all the fans the chassis can handle and their speed can then be controlled using the three-way switch on the front panel.
The three main hard drive bays are removable, but it does require a little tool work. There are a few thumb screws on the other side, as well as some here at the bottom. Metal strips run along the joints between each bay and a few standard screws have to be removed to slide the bay out. Fully fitted with thumbscrews would be more practical, but at least the bays are held in nice and secure overall.
Cable routing is made easier by multiple velcro cable tidies alongside the rubber grommets, however, you’ll also find basic metal loops to run cable ties through as well should you need them.
A small cable routing hole in the top corner for the motherboard 4+4 pin power cables.
The front panel can be pulled away without the use of tools, and here you will find a pre-installed 140mm intake fan, and plenty of room for another should you need it. Of course, you could completely pull out those hard drive bays and get a thick radiator in here also if you needed it.
The top panel is a little trickier to remove, as you need to take off the front panel and remove two screws, but once done, you have much better access to the plentiful fan/radiator mounting solutions on the top section of the chassis.