Chieftec BX-10B-OP Micro-ATX Case Review

/ 7 months ago

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With the side panel removed, you can see there’s a decent amount of space in here. I mean, not a HUGE amount, this is a micro-ATX cube-like case after all, but since most modern cases dropped the need for huge HDD cages, you’ve got loads of room for a large graphics card in here. I doubt a 4090 would fit, but if you want something that big, you simply buy a more appropriate case, of course.

There are cable routing cut-outs around the motherboard, on the top, right and bottom, so that should make life easier. Plus, there’s a huge cut-out for mounting the CPU cooler too.

The PSU is installed right up in the front of the case. Again, stick to a 180mm or smaller unit (so basically, standard ATX) though, or you’ll be limiting your GPU support from 380mm down to just 300mm.

There are some storage mounts up on the side here too, it’s all pretty basic screw-to-the-tray stuff, but hey, if it works it works. Same with the cable routing, it’s just holes cut into the case, and there are no grommets or anything, but again, sometimes simplicity wins.

There’s some cable routing space behind the motherboard, but I’ll be honest, it’s not a lot. There’s more towards the front, so the 24-pin cable can be routed more easily, but largely, you’ll be wanting to go for a modular PSU cable design so that you can simply keep unwanted cables out of the case entirely.

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