Microcool Banchetto 101 Case Review

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.

Main Features:

  • 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


Model Banchetto 101
Dimensions 400(L) x 350(W) x 362(H) mm
Weight 5.3 Kg
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
Removable rack
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.

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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.

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