Removing the both side panels is a snap, literally. Just unsnap the two clips found on each side panel and slide the panel off to remove it. Attached to the left side panel are two filters which can be easily removed for cleaning. On the upper filter is the Smart-3D UniDuctT which slides back and forth on the filter and in and out to increase the size of the duct.
Getting a closer look on the inside reminds me of a prior In Win chassis that we reviewed. The same VGA Turbo Cooling System, with two ceramic 80mm fans, on the GD is the same exact as the In Win Stealth Bomber we reviewed a year ago. In fact, upon further inspection the inside of both chassis are exactly the same.
Looking at the rear of the case is a ceramic 120mm fan above the empty expansion slots with tool-free design.
Towards the front of the case are the four external 5.25″ drive bays followed by two 3.5″ drive bays. All of which come with a tool-free rail system, which is housed in the lowest 5.25″ drive bay. The rails are securely fastened to the box, but can be easily removed for installation.
To get an inside view of the front bezel the three clips on either side of the bezel have to be pushed out. Only a single bay is accessible for both sets of external drive bays by default. Of course you can remove the other ones during the installation, but typically the upper most bay is used than any other bay.
When disconnecting the bezel from the case there still is a single strand of cable holding the bezel to the case. In Win added a nice feature which allows you to disconnect the cables by a coupling holding them together. This is certainly a nice side benefit to the case.
The only way to remove the bay full of rails is to press on the clips on either side of the bay and slide it out away from the case. While this is a handy feature for the case I think it could have been left outside of the case rather than taking up room inside of it.
Diving closer into the extra features of the case reveal something interesting about one of the fans on the VGA cooling system. The right fan can be mounted how it is by default with the case or it can be tilted vertically to cool video cards from a different angle.
The front 120mm fan may seem like it can’t be removed, but like the Stealth Bomber it can be easily slid out with a few pushes of a finger. Just simply push up on the plastic tab above the HDD c age and push the cage to the left. The cage won’t rotate completely around, but it will give enough room to slide out the fan, which to remove you have to press up on yet another clip.
The final feature that I found prior to installing this case was the locking mechanism that can stick out of the case or hide inside of the case. Now I’ve never really seen anybody use this extra security device on any case, but I guess it’s better than installing it yourself.