FSP CMT260 Review (Page 2 of 4)

Page 2 - Physical Look - Outside

The FSP CMT260 is on the smaller end of mid-tower cases. The front of the case has plenty of room on both sides and the bottom to take in fresh air to flow through to the rest of the computer. The left side panel is a well-built tempered glass panel that is easy to see through to display the components inside your system. Tempered glass is something I personally think is nice to have, simply because it gives you a better visual of your system. With the added two additional small circle hooks, the panel is capable of sitting in position without having been screwed in on the back of the case by being held on like a jacket on a wall hook. However, just like how jackets can fall off wall hooks, I feel there is still potential for this panel to fall off if it is not screwed in. The right side panel is quite generic, as it is merely a metal panel to cover up the cables, which is a good choice as it is harder to cable manage in a smaller case like this. The CMT260 measurements come in at a depth of 380mm, a width of 210mm, and a height of 452mm. The weight of this case is quite light when considering it has a tempered glass side panel. I like the simplistic design of the CMT260 as it keeps the tempered glass panel flush with the rest of the case.

The I/O panel can be found on the top of the FSP CMT260 near the front panel. Location of the I/O works decently well in setups like mine, where the PC rests on the right side of the desk, but excels when positioned closer to the floor. This is a very standard position for the I/O in most cases. Starting on the left, we have the power button, which is slightly bigger than the other buttons. Next, we have a significantly smaller button being the reset switch. Moving on, we have two USB 3.1 Type-A connectors and an additional two USB 2.0 Type-A connectors, followed by the 3.5mm audio and microphone jacks with inscriptions below each of them.

The back of the FSP CMT260 is standard compared to any mid-tower ATX case. At the top, we have the motherboard cut out alongside a 120mm fan that is already mounted. Underneath, we have seven horizontal expansion slots that you can break off. This case comes with two additional brackets in the situation that you remove any components from your PC. There is a lock on the expansion slots that you will need to remove with one screw before getting access to these slots. There is no support for vertical GPU mounting. The back panel is black in color and helps hide cables perfectly. Although you will not be able to see the cable management, it is best you still care about it, as a clean PC is a healthy PC.

The bottom of the FSP CMT260 has four large feet with no padding. When moving the case around, I found the case to be easily moveable due to not having any rubber feet, but this should not be too big of a problem as components will weight the computer down. These feet leave a small bit of clearance and will suffice for PSU airflow. The addition of rubber feet will go a long way for many users as it not only helps keep the PC in place, but is also a more gentle material to place onto your table. There are three dust filters for both the top, front panel, and the PSU. This is a great addition to have for any case to maintain a clean interior. I am really impressed with the quality of the filter. The top and front panel dust filters are easy to remove as they are both magnetic. The PSU dust filter will require a simple pinch to remove it from the case.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion