Installing components in the PGS Vs-9 was relatively simple. I didn’t really encounter any hassles during the installation. Installing the motherboard was a breeze. The motherboard standoffs went in with no problem (unlike others that I’ve reviewed in the past that have a black interior coating). I did notice that the motherboard was touching up against the power supply mount. Not that this was a problem, just something that should be noted.
Installation an expansion card was relatively easy, once you got the bracket removed. Just simply pull up on the tool-free device, install your card and snap it back into place. If your card is higher than the expansion slot then you may have some difficulty trying to install it with the tool-free device. If you do encounter any problems you can easily remove any single slot tool-free device by removing the screw on the back panel of the case.
To install your external drives you must remove the front bezel in order to remove the cover blocking the bay you’d like to install them in. Once you remove the bezel there’s nothing really behind it, allowing for more airflow throughout the case. Once you get your drive in place, simple use a tool-free device to secure it into position.
To install a 3.5” drive you have to use one of the four included adapters. Just simply align your drive onto the device with the front of the drive facing towards the front of the adapter and attaching two screws on either side.
You also have the option to attach a 120mm fan on the opposing side to give the hard drive its’ own personal cooling system.
To install the adapter to the case you have to use screws to secure it into place. I tried using the tool-free adapters, but they just didn’t seem to work with the 3.5” adapters.
Like I mentioned before you can manage your cables easily with the hooks attached to the motherboard plate. Simply squeeze the sides in to release it from the motherboard.
Overall the installation went fairly quick.
Jul 30, 2015 0