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Anidees Introduces its AI-4B Mini-Tower Enclosure

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Anidees has introduced its new AI-4B mini-tower enclosure.

Manufacturer Anidees has announced a new enclosure, the AI-4B mini-tower chassis. While calling it mini might be a far stretch of the imagination, the enclosure will house up to only Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards, so calling it a mid-tower case isn't appropriate either.

Beyond fitting up to Micro-ATX size motherboards, the enclosure can hold four 2.5"/3.5" drives, two 5.25" drives, graphics cards up to 318 mm long, and CPU coolers no taller than 168 mm. The enclosure measures 429 x 186 x 420 mm and weighs 6 kg, despite looking notably heavier.

Cooling is handled by room for six 120 mm fans, three of which come pre-installed out of the factory with anti-vibration pads. The enclosure also has a dust filter.

Front I/O connectivity is dealt with by the usual set, which includes two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HD audio ports, and power and reset switches. Users will also find a three-speed fan controller next to the front I/O.

The Anidees AI-4B mini-tower enclosure will be available starting in mid-August. It is expected to ship for about €80, or about $105.

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    army_ant7 , July 12, 2013 8:35 AM
    Measuring just about a foot and a third long and tall, it could save you some space if all you need is a microATX mo-bo, and I'm thinking there are a lot of decent ones out there, though I can't say for sure.
    Seems like a shame though that the PSU seems to up top. Is there a removable drive cage to this thing. Where exactly can you stash 4 2.5"/3.5" drives, behind the mo-bo tray? Because I only see one place up top and a potential one down below.
    The price tag isn't that appealing (to me) either.
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    jrstriker12 , July 15, 2013 7:53 AM
    That's a nice looking case. Has a little bit of understated design to it but it looks like it's more than a just a metal box. Appears that they are aiming for a quiet case as with the vibration damped fans and the solid side pannels. Hopefully the build quality is good - sometimes if the case it lighter than it looks, it might mean there's too much plastic.

    Agree with the OP on where to mount the drive and the location for the power supply - what's the system for attaching additional drives? Were the drive cages removed?
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    jrstriker12 , July 15, 2013 8:04 AM
    Quote:
    Measuring just about a foot and a third long and tall, it could save you some space if all you need is a microATX mo-bo, and I'm thinking there are a lot of decent ones out there, though I can't say for sure.
    Seems like a shame though that the PSU seems to up top. Is there a removable drive cage to this thing. Where exactly can you stash 4 2.5"/3.5" drives, behind the mo-bo tray? Because I only see one place up top and a potential one down below.
    The price tag isn't that appealing (to me) either.


    If it's a well built and quiet case, the price may be worth it.

    Have to agree with you on the power supply location and confusion of the locations for the drives.

    Plenty of quality Micro-ATX boards out there with features to match full ATX boards. My next build will be micro-atx so I'm interested in taking a closer look at this case when it comes out. Hopefully Tom's does a review.