A Look Inside
Taking a look inside the case it has a black interior to match the outside of the case. There is a very large CPU cutout so you do not have to worry about taking your motherboard out to install aftermarket CPU coolers.
Starting at the front of the case you have the three 5.25-inch bays. These bays use a simple tool-less system to lock your drives into place. Also you can see the hot-swap controller. It is powered by a molex connection and you connect 2 SATA cables to it.
Moving down you have six hard drive trays. Each tray is easily removable and can support both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives.
At the bottom of the case is the sliding power supply cover, something many people enjoyed on the original HAF X. It can slide over to cover more of your power supply and keep the inside of the case looking nice and organized.
There are 2 large rubber strips that your power supply will sit on to lift it up off the ground for better airflow. Also we notice in the photo below an internal USB 3.0 connection, something I always like to see. The 8 expansion slots use thumbscrews.
Up top you have the 140mm exhaust fan and 200mm top fan. Both have a choice of 3pin or molex connectors so you can pick how you are going to power the fans. If we take the opposite side panel off the case we can see the four cable routing holes, they should be sufficient for a case of this size.
On the backside of the motherboard tray there is a spot to mount a 2.5-inch solid state drive. There is also quite a lot of room between the motherboard tray and the actual back part of the case so you should have no trouble routing cables back there. Also inside the case is the box of goodies which includes all of your mounting hardware and user’s guide.
Sep 17, 2014 0