When it came time to unpackage the case, we were in awe at the unique front-panel bezel with the most distinguishable item being the CD holder. Included with the case comes a red-colored blank CD-R, which is pre-mounted into the single disk magnetic CD holder. This year at Computex Taipei we had seen work from ThermalRock where in future models they're actually looking at implementing a CD reader/writer into this unique location. Once these new models are released in a few months time, we hope to be bringing some additional information. Another oddity about the Eclipse tower is that the front bezel door is split down the middle rather than on one side. Further down on both doors, in addition to around the CD holder, are blue LEDs to enable a "modernistic feel" for the chassis. Also located on the lower portion of the doors is the Eclipse logo along with several additional LEDs. On the right hand side of the front bezel are two USB 2.0, one IEEE-1394 Firewire, and two audio ports. Also found on the right hand side is the lock for securing the front bezel from being opened.
Hidden behind the two swinging doors is the power and reset switches accompanied by the four external 5.25" and two 3.5" bays. Towards the bottom, is the ThermalRock engineered ventilation design. As can be seen when un-locking and opening up the front bezel, providing the intake airflow needs is a silent 120mm fan.
Moving onto the side panel, there are two latches for keeping the panel secure, while the lock protects only one of these latches. For the Eclipse models that contain a side panel window, in the upper right hand corner of the window is a ThermalRock etching, similar to that found on the Soprano. At the rear of the chassis, all of standard features can be found with no real extraordinary features. Removing the opposite side panel revealed a small amount of possible room behind the motherboard mounting tray for cable management but not quite as much as we're accustom to seeing, nevertheless, there is sufficient room available.