Attaching 5.25″ drives is pretty simple as well. Just remove the bay cover desired from the inside. You have to squeeze the two latches together and then push out on the cover. Simply slide the drive into the empty slot and align it flush to the front of the case. Then just simply press the button, it will click, and it is locked in place.
I did notice a slight problem, which probably won’t occur too many, but since I was using an older CD-ROM drive it slightly hit the top fan by using the top slot. Most drives shouldn’t have this problem, but in the case that it is too long, just simply move it down a slot.
Once everything is installed you can go ahead and fix up the cables as there is plenty of room to do so and there are plenty of plastic utilities to help you along the way which are supplied with the case.
Cooler Master supplies plenty of cooling options for this case and while it didn’t supply any extra fans we can still take a look at some of the features that can be used. First off is the HDD cage cooler, which is essentially just a piece of plastic that will hold two 120mm fans. Just simple remove the couple of screws holding it to the cage, attach your fans to it and then attach it back to the case; just make sure to pay attention to which direction the air is blowing.
Also included with the system is a rear exhaust fan which covers the expansion slots outside of the case.
It’s pretty simple to install, just slide the side with the two notches into the metal tabs sticking out from the case and attach two screws on the right side to hold it in place. Of course you’ll want to install the fan (not provided) and the fan grill (provided) to the exhaust system before installation. The two large holes covered by rubber will easily allow cables to move through; however you may want to attach the cables to the case prior to screwing the exhaust on to the case.
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