A Look Inside
Opening the case up we can see that Cooler Master has gone with an all black interior, which is pretty much standard these days. Upon first inspection there are no sharp edges or places where you may cut yourself during installation.
Starting at the front of the case you have your three 5.25-inch drive bays. They use a simple tool-less system that I’ve seen on other Cooler Master cases. It actually works very well in my experience. Moving down there are two hard drive cages which give you the ability to install up to 7 hard drives. 2.5-inch hard drives are supported here with a tray where you can mount your 2.5-inch drives.
On the bottom of the case you have room for a 120mm cooling fan, although if you have a larger power supply you may not be able to install the fan. At the back of the case you have the only fan included, which is a 120mm red LED fan. It uses a 3pin connector so you can connect it directly to your motherboard.
There is a large CPU cutout in the center of the motherboard tray. This will allow you to install aftermarket CPU coolers without having to remove your motherboard from the case. There are 3 large cable routing holes which do have the rubber inserts installed.
Taking the opposite side panel off the case we can see how everything is designed. There is actually quite a lot of room behind the motherboard tray, about an inch. That means you should have no issues hiding all of your cables back here. There are also many spots to attach the included zip ties.
Inside of the case you will find the box of goodies. It includes all of your mounting hardware, zip ties and the hard drive rails.
Jul 31, 2014 0