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The Super Lanboy interior consists of a non-removable motherboard tray that
is predrilled to accept standoffs for either full size ATX boards or m-ATX boards.There's
a standard ATX power supply mounting setup with a couple of ledges for the PSU
to rest on.
Super Lanboy interior. Very little wasted
The 5.25" drives are mounted by screwing the drives directly onto the
cages, Antec has chosen not to use the more convenient drive rails on the Super
Lanboy, instead requiring that the optical drives be bolted directly to the
The exterior 3.5" drive cage is also not removable. This saves Antec a
few ducats but it also may have the advantage of making for a more sturdy mounting
arrangement that is less prone to vibration.
Left: Interior 3.5"drive bays with
grommet mounts. Right: 5.25" railless drive bays and fixed 3.5" bays.
Each drive sled for the internal 3.5" drive cage has four
black rubber grommets on the bottom for mounting the hard drives. The rubber
grommets are supposed to help dampen vibration from the drives. Antec provides special shoulder
bolts that give the right
amount of tension when the bolts are tightened until they bottom
out on the drive.
120mm front fan, bolted directly to
the case, incorporates a blue light around its periphery.
The clear plastic 120mm front is described as "low
noise". It is also lighted by a blue LED, the glow of which shows up behind
the clear front fan guard. This fan is bolted directly to the case wall itself.
At 12V its not particularly noisy but its too loud for what I'd consider a
quiet PC. The LED around the fan was illuminated even when I ran the fan at
5V. At 12V the light is brighter than at 5V but its not too obnoxious.
Illuminated front fan running at 12 volts.
The rear 120mm fan is another clear plastic fan but without LED lighting. Antec also calls this a "low noise" fan. It
comes wired with a 4-pin Molex and a pass through connector. This fan is mounted
to the case with the same silicone rubber isolators that Antec has used in the
Sonata, the P160 and the 3700BQE. These mounts do an excellent job of decoupling
the fan so that any fan vibration or noise isn't amplified by being bolted solidly
to the case wall. At 12V this fan sounds the same as the front fan. The noise
is fairly quiet but not quiet enough for me.
Other than for a short period of
testing I ran both fans at 5V instead of 12V. The fans at 5V are pretty quiet
(although not as quiet as my beloved L1A Panaflos at 5V) and still flow enough
air to cool the system quite well while playing games. Both fans have a slight
clicking noise that's noticeable at 12V and 5V. The very unrestrictive fan grill
on the back wall doesn't seem to add any air turbulence noise to the case. The
front fan grill is more restrictive and you can hear some air turbulence noise
when the fan is running at 12V. At 5V I can't hear any turbulence noise.
120mm rear fan. It's mounted with rubber
isolators and is not lighted.
As you can imagine from the slightly diminutive exterior of the Super Lanboy,
the interior isn't super expansive either. The fixed motherboard tray and "mini
tower" size make for a relatively tight fit while installing the motherboard
and other components. Unless you plan on changing hardware often this shouldn't
be much of an an issue though.
Inside the little toolbox drawer is a bag full of the usual motherboard standoffs,
assorted case screws and drive mounting screws plus the special shoulder bolts
for use with the hard drive mounting grommets and the requisite Antec case badge.
Antec has also included a free nylon carrying strap just like with
the first Lanboy. All you do is simply wrap it around the case then fasten it.
You can easily adjust the tension until its as tight as you prefer. The handle
is rubber and when carrying the case it feels nice and secure.
Antec's new trend of useful case manuals continues here. All the assembly
procedures are well covered, from the connections for the wiring that comes
from the I/O panel on the front bezel to the installation of all the various
drives and the rear fan.
Super Lanboy accessories. Toolbox, screws
and standoffs, manual, I/O plate. rear fan and carrying strap.
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