Installation is pretty simple for the Elite 310, even though it doesn’t include any tool-free devices. Installing the top mounted power supply is a breeze.
The motherboard tray, like I mentioned before, has three random circular holes on it. The only reason I can’t really think of how they help the case, or user in any way. The motherboard standoffs seemed to be really short, which apparently made the threading short as well, so it wasn’t hard, but more annoying to install the standoffs.
Removing the expansion card covers requires a bit of wiggling. They all have sharp edges, so I wouldn’t recommend pulling them off with your bare hands; otherwise you might cut yourself like I did.
To install a 5.25” drive you have to remove the front bezel in order to remove the bay covers. I found the bay covers to be extremely secured to the panel. Once you remove anything blocking the way for your drive you can install it and attach the bezel back to the case.
You then can attach two screws, on either side, to secure the drive to the case.
Installing a 3.5” drive is simpler than I thought. Rather than using four screws you only need two to secure the drive. Cooler Master Implemented some raised bumps inside of the drive bays to act as a screw. It takes a little more wiggling of the drive to secure it, but once it was in and you attached the screws the drive was secure.
It’s not a difficult case to install, but it doesn’t have all the fancy features like more expensive cases do.
The notification LED’s on the front bezel to shine a nice blue light inside of the case.
Jan 27, 2015 0