HDPLEX H10.ODD Fanless microATX Case

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INTERIOR (Continued)

Given its low profile, the layout inside the H10 is basic. The drives are mounted at the front using screws that enter from underneath. The CPU is connected to heatpipes that funnel heat to the fins on the right side of the case. There are also fins on the left side, but they do not have heat directly conducted from any of the other components.

The main components in our demo system included a Core i3-530 processor, a Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H motherboard, and a single 4GB stick of G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1333 memory.

The drives provided consisted of an OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD, a WD Caviar Green 1.5TB hard drive, and an Asus BR-04B2T Blu-ray drive.

The heatpipes are clamped on one side to a copper base and an aluminum heatsink on the CPU socket, and the other side is secured to the right side of the case with a series of plates.

Rubber grommets are used on both the exterior and interior of the case floor to dampen hard drive vibration. The square formation is used for 2.5" drives and the rectangular one for 3.5" models.

Though the specifications state that only one 3.5" hard drive can be used, we see no reason why a second drive can't be placed in the spot used by our sample's SSD. There is some overlap with one of the braces holding the optical drive, but that shouldn't be much of an issue.

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