Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

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Installing parts into the Banchetto 101

Microcool Banchetto 101 thumbscrew clearance

I started off by installing the motherboard. It was quite easy, and I only ran into one concern. In one spot the large thumbscrew was rather close to SATA socket. This shouldn’t be an issue, but if it were a capacitor that could be a bad thing.

Microcool Banchetto 101 CPU cut out

The CPU cut out does give me enough room to swap out CPU cooler backing plates.

Microcool Banchetto 101 expansion card support rails

Next I mounted my video card. The support rails were a little hard to start; the threads in the acrylic tray in some of the spots were a little tight. To aid in putting the support rails in I just use a thumbscrew in all the holes first, then put the support rails I needed in.

Microcool Banchetto 101 hard drive cage

Next I mounted the hard drive.

Microcool Banchetto 101 optical drive bay

Then I installed the optical drive and fan controller.

Microcool Banchetto 101 PSU Bay

Then the PSU; all of the steps so far only took about 10 minutes and that includes stopping to take the pictures. If it weren’t for taking images I’m very certain you can have an air cooled system installed in less than 5 minutes.

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