The front of the BX1 uses mesh honeycomb drive bay covers with solid, high-gloss black outer edges. At the bottom of the front there is a 120mm fan, sporting red LEDs, for fresh air intake. The top I/O port area includes two USB 2.0 and the HD audio/AC97 connections, along with the fan controller knob and the power/reset buttons. The fan controller, as mentioned before, can control up to seven fans daisy-chained together, but can handle only a max power draw of 12 watts.
The 2.3 comes with a full acrylic side window, sporting both 120mm and 80mm intake fans to help bring in fresh air from the outside. The top external drive bay features a flip-down cover to “stealth” an optical drive if you decide to utilize it. It’s a nice touch, especially if you have an optical drive that doesn’t quite match the case’s color and finish.
The back of the BX1 includes a 120mm red-finned exhaust fan along with two pre-cut holes for routing wires or tubing in and out of the case.
At the top of BX1, there are mounting points for two more 120mm fans to help exhaust hot air from the top of the case. It would have been nice to see Sentey include a pair of the red-bladed fans up there, because they look great in this case’s color scheme.