Being a reviewer of computer hardware I am constantly exchanging components in and out of my test systems. If you don’t have a large open case this can really be stressful, as it is very annoying to have to pull everything out when installing a new motherboard or even a CPU cooler. Traditional cases work for most people, but for people who are constantly changing out parts and testing components a tradition cases usually does not cut it. Microcool, a company mainly known for cooling products has come out with the Banchetto 101 case. A case that has an all open design for easy access to all components and allows for rapid component removal / replacement and real-time monitoring. Let’s take a look…
Special thanks to Microcool for providing us with the Banchetto 101 Case to review.
- Light, compact and transparent
- Entirely modular
- Rapid fastening system for motherboard, VGA and PCI
- Support for radiator with up to three fans
- Universal docking for pumps and trays
- Rapid POWER and RESET push buttons
|Dimensions||400(L) x 350(W) x 362(H) mm|
|Materials||Methacrylate shelves (8mm)
Aluminium racks (1.2mm)
Chrome steel bolts and screws
|Colours||Clear, black and chrome|
|Motherboard Compatibility||ATX and Micro ATX|
|Expansions slots||7 slots|
|5.25″ bays||3 with removable rack|
|3.5″ bays||4 with removable rack|
|PSU bay||Standard ATX PS2 with removable rack|
|Water Cooling bay||Designed for radiators with up to 3 fans, pump and tray
|Cooling system||Fan door hanger (2x92mm)|
The Banchetto 101 comes in a large retail box with a picture of the case on the front and a list of specifications on the back.
Opening up the box the entire case is enclosed in 2 large pieces of Styrofoam. Also inside you will find all of your mounting materials. I did not find installation instructions but after e-mailing Microcool they provided me with this installation guide.