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S2 Innovation AXIOM Pro Dust-Proof Midi Tower Review

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THE AXIOM PRO EXTERIOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When looking at the AXIOM Pro i don't know if it looks like a sports car or a fighter plane i do however know that the two S-Filter Cyclone "turbines" look nice.

 

 

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Both side panels are quite standard but S2 Innovation has a side window panel available for sale.

 

 

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One of the things i found very useful is the two openings at the right top corners of both panels which are used to mount/unmount the 5.25" drive.

 

 

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Most of the front fascia features several glossy parts but there are also some matte sections as well.

 

 

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S2 Innovation calls this the Cyclone Dust Collector but i still see them as small turbines.

 

 

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Under each collector there's a tray in which the dust gets collected.

 

 

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The trays are removable for easier cleaning.

 

 

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The company logo is placed at the lower end of the fascia but the badge quality is not close to how good it could be (i hope the guys at S2 Innovation fix this).

 

 

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For good or bad the AXIOM Pro has but a single 5.25" drive bay (obviously for optical drive use).

 

 

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The D-Pot docking station is placed at the top of the AXIOM Pro and it can accommodate both 2.5/3.5" drives. When you want to eject the drives you just need to push the top cover upwards.

 

 

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On the left side of the D-Pot we see the headphones/microphone ports, the digital audio controls for the headphones (volume +/-), a mute button with a mute LED and the reset button right next to the HDD activity LED.

 

 

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Moving on the right side of the D-Pot we see 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports and the on/off power button right in front of the power LED.

 

 

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At the top we also see a large perforated space with the AXIOM logo at the center but what really steals the show is the Low/Standard speed fan controller switch right next to it.

 

 

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As we've come to expect from PC Cases the rear is also painted black but what we really liked here is the covers placed on the water cooling grommets.

 

 

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Rubber coated thumbscrews hold both side panels in place.