Antec LanBoy Air Modular Blue Mid Tower Case ReviewTue, Sep 28, 2010 - 12:00 AM
Installing Parts into the LanBoy Air
Antec provides all that is needed for you to mount all your hardware and customize the LanBoy Air. All you need is time, parts, and a Phillips head screwdriver.
I started by mounting up the hard drive to the AirMount rails. The mount bolts to the side of the hard drive and then clips into the hard drive cage.
The way the LanBoy Air is designed you can turn the drive 3 ways to suite your likes. I did notice, however, the bracket can slide back and forth on the bungee cord. If the system is moved the drive could slide and smack into the fan or side panel depending on how it’s turned. I found a small zip tie on the cord on each side of the bracket stopped the sliding.
The front panel wires are more than long enough to reach where they need to go, but I noticed there was an extra wire that’s not normally there.
The front panel has a grounding wire that needs to be run to the back of the case and bolted to one of the power supply mounting screws.
Installing the rest of the parts into the LanBoy Air was quick and easy. I did notice that the need for a modular power supply is a must with the LanBoy Air. With the whole case being pretty much mesh there is just no place to hide unused wiring.
Since my water cooled system was in need of a new little kid friendly home I was thinking the whole time working with the LanBoy Air about how I could cram all my water cooling in it.
Borrowing a modular power supply for mock up and a few hours of tinkering, pulling parts off, and making a couple brackets I was able to shoe horn my whole water cooled rig into the LanBoy Air. I still need to work on hose routing, but it all fits.
Wire routing for the large main power connector was snug. I had to put pressure on the side panel to get it back on. So PSU’s with the flat style cabling would be a benefit.
And here we have the system powered up.