Visually, the black lacquering that covers the entire exterior is dominating. Only the LED strip at the top of the front, which combines the power and HDD LEDs, attracts the attention. A fine MESH element covers the lower part of the front.
The easily accessible I/O panel with USB and HD-Audio as well as the power button, is hidden on the left side of the front. On the right is a builtin SD/MMC/MS card reader. Appropriate peripheral devices can quickly and easily be connected from the front.
The case is characterized by a stable and high quality processed steel chassis - folded and deburred edges protect against cuts during the installation of the hardware. The interior construction is divided in two separated zones. So the power supply and the HDD cage are separated from the mainboard area by a steel jacket. This lends the chassis excellent stability and allows a certain thermal separation between the power supply and the mainboard area.
Internally, the MT-03 offers a HDD cage for up to two drives. The drives are mounted without tools in practical HDD slides. Two SSD can be mounted on the mainboard tray.
The motherboard tray offers a generous opening for the mounting of CPU-coolers with bolt-thru kit, when the motherboard is already installed. CPU coolers can thus be changed without disassembling the motherboard first.
At the rear of the case, a silent running fan is preinstalled. In addition, three fans can be mounted behind the front panel, in order to supply fresh air from the outside. The MESH element in the lower part of the front is equipped with a dust filter, which can easily be removed and cleaned.
A special feature of the MT-03 is the possibility to mount a compact water cooling system behind the front. The MESH element and the generous air slots on both sides of the front, allow a continuous fresh air supply.…more