The installation process is pretty easy, but can take a little extra time with the 3.5″ hard drives. Installing the power supply and finding the motherboard standoffs and installing the motherboard is quite a breeze. So is installing the external drives. By removing the front bezel, with just an outwards pull at the bottom, it reveals how easy it is to remove the bay covers. A simple push on one side pops the cover off. Also by removing the front bezel it shows how there isn’t any additional steel covers to remove.
Getting a closer look at the fan it shows that is held to the case by anti vibration rubber stoppers and is also protected by a removable filter.
Installing the 5.25″ drive is pretty easy as it just slides right in and is fastened by the screwless devices, but the hard drive isn’t quite as easy. The hard drive support brackets are strange and require eight screws to install.
Four black screws hold the hard device to the hard drive while the other four silver screws attach it to the case. While installing this I found it somewhat difficult to find all the wholes and install the device, the rubber anti-vibration pieces also seemed a little smaller than they should because this also led to difficulty trying to fasten the screws.
Once everything is installed it will look pretty nice if you cable everything properly. As you can see I didn’t take quite the time with my old school components.
Surprisingly the blue LED on the fan is bright in the light.
It isn’t as bright in the dark though because it only lights up some of the case.
I also took a little video to show you the large 40cm fan in action. It takes quite a long time to get to full speed (400RPM) and quite a long time to slow down as well.
May 26, 2015 0
May 26, 2015 0