Inside The ECA3171-BR-AP
Our investigation into what comprises the ECA3171-BR-AP begins with its ECA3170-family chassis. A 120 mm front fan accompanies all versions, yet this otherwise modern looking chassis does not include the convenience of an access hole for installing CPU cooler support plates.
The front fan of all –BR versions has red blades and LEDs. Note that, while the drive cage supports two 3.5” external drives, the lower of these two bays is blocked off at the front panel.
A card clip disengages all cards simultaneously, presenting a slight inconvenience for some multi-card builds. Yet, this is the only screw-free mechanism that works with many of our graphics cards, and those who can’t use it will find that it’s removable using a screwdriver.
Unique to the EC3171-BR-AP are two 120 mm red LED fans factory-installed on the side panel. Users who prefer to choose their own fans will find that models up to 140 mm fit.