Upon closer inspection of the finish I began to notice some blemishes. A chip here, a scratch there, and some thin spots in the paint where some of the underlying metal is showing through. You have to get up very close in order to see any of it, from more than a few feet away the color looks fantastic. I contacted Mountain Mods to let them know about the minor imperfections and they explained that the case sent to me was sort of a "scratch-n-dent" unit that they had left over. While I certainly don't blame them for sending their best stuff to paying customers, I thought it a bit strange they would choose to offer up this unit for review. But no matter, they assured me that if you purchase a case from Mountain Mods, you should receive one with a near-perfect finish.
As mentioned previously, the H2gO is typical of a Mountain Mods design, with a two-chambered interior separated by a sheet of thick, clear acrylic. This serves as the motherboard tray and accepts any standard ATX or Micro-ATX size. Holes are cut in the ends for 120mm fans, a total of four in the top chamber for straight-through airflow, and two in the lower section to help keep the less-heat-producing drives and power supply cool. The lower bay will accept up to three 5¼" devices and the H2gO ships with brackets to mount up to three 3½" internal drives. Additional brackets are available if you need more drive space and can be mounted behind the fan opening on the opposite end of the case. The included accessories are very spartan, there's not even a manual, although I was told they'll soon be releasing a second version of the H2gO with a couple of improvements and are in the process of rewriting the manual. More on that later.
Are you as anxious to see some hardware in this thing as I am?