The Automation has a very stylish design, a lot of the people that have seen it thought it was an Alienware system. Sunbeam uses a glossy black finish on the exterior of the case. It is extremely glossy, which gives it a mirror effect. The front of the case is all plain as it is covered with a door that hides the drives.
Towards the bottom of the case there are some ventilation holes for the 120mm intake fan. The front door of the case easily opens up to reveal 5 5.25-inch and 2 3.5-inch drive bays. Also you find the power and reset buttons behind the door. One thing I really like about this door system is that Sunbeam used metal for the arms. I’ve had so many cases with cheaply made door systems, which easily break in a short period of time.
At the top of the case there is a raised section in the middle. This is not only for looks it houses your front connections. You have 2 USB, firewire, audio inputs, and volume control.
Moving around to the side of the case you have a very interesting side panel design. The window has a very different shape than we are normally used to seeing on cases. In the center of the window is a large 120mm LED fan. Also towards the bottom of the case are 2 ventilation holes for keeping your PCI cards cool.
Moving along to the back of the case you can see that there is another 120mm fan. Also you will notice handles on each side of the case. This makes it easier for you to take off each side panel of the case.
One thing that is really cool about this case is that there is a window on the other side panel, this is something you rarely see on cases. Also as I always point out on cases that have them the Automation uses thumbscrews on the side panels so they are easy to take off.