The Chieftec DH-03-D conforms to the ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX, E-ATX, Micro-ATX, XL-ATX and Mini-ITX.
It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 465mm x 205mm x 435mm.
|Release Date||01 Jan 2010||Height||435mm|
|Form Factor||ATX||Front Fans||2|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Front Fans Size||80mm|
|Color||Black||Side Fans Size||90mm|
|Expansion Slots||4||Rear Fans||1|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||3||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||3||IO Display Panel||yes|
|2.5" Drive Bays||2||Front USB 2.0 Slots||3|
|Tool-less Rails||no||Front USB 3.0 Slots||0|
The Chieftec DH-03-D has a the ATX form factor. ATX is the most ubiquitous of case standards, providing the largest array of compatible hardware on the market. Using the ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors ATX, E-ATX, Micro-ATX, XL-ATX and Mini-ITX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 465mm x 205mm x 435mm.
The Chieftec DH-03-D has four expansion slots, so there is some room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has three 5.25" drive bays, which is enough to house an optical drive and a couple of hard drives, while still having a couple of extra free hard drives with the three 3.5" drive bays that are also available. In addition, you can mount an SSD without having to use an adapter, as the Chieftec DH-03-D has two 2.5" drive bays.
Made primarily of Steel, the Chieftec DH-03-D is built to be strong and well-ventilated. Steel cases are generally fairly cheap and sturdy, but also tend to be quite heavy. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.