Installation is rather simple for the Aegis. The power supply was simple and easy to install. There was plenty of room around the power supply for airflow.
The motherboard tray was quite large and should fit any size motherboard. While there are a ton of holes put into the tray and that they’re labeled, it doesn’t really tell you anywhere what the labels are, so it’s sort of guess and check when attaching the standoffs and motherboard.
To install a 5.25″ drive was simpler than some cases, but might not be as obvious. First simply pull out on the bay covers by pulling on it with two fingers; it should easily pop out. Then remove any metal which may be blocking the drive bay. Then take the screws found on the support bar inside the case and attach them to the upper most set of screw holes on the device.
Then just simply slide it into the case, notice the holes on either side of the bay, until it latches into place.
Installing a hard drive is relatively simple. It’s handy to have the tool-free parts implemented into the case so that next time you install another drive you don’t have to go looking for case parts. The tool-free system is similar to most cases, just attach and slide into place; make sure you have the connections facing away from the case.
The tool free system implemented for the expansion cards is sort of common, but I can’t say that it’s the greatest method out there. The tool free design latches over all of the bays, rather than a single bay, which can become an annoyance with multiple expansion cards.
While it’s simple and easy to use, I can’t say that it’s the greatest system out there.
You’ll also notice that there’s plenty of room to work with inside of the case once you finish installing all of the hardware.
Jan 30, 2015 0