So what are we installing in this case? How about our Intel P67 system, it is comprised of the following components.
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD55
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 8GB
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD & Samsung 750GB SATA Drive
Optical: DVD Drive
Power: Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus 1000W
Cooling: Thermaltake FRIO
Ok so the first thing you want to do is install your motherboard. It easily goes in and as you can see there is more than enough room inside after you have it installed.
Next let’s install the optical drive. To do this you will need to remove the front bezel of the case. It easily pops right off, then you can slide your drive right in. You lock it in place with the tool-less locking system.
Our hard drives are next. As I said the tray support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. The 2.5-inch drives are installed by actually screwing the drives on to the trays. The 3.5-inch drives are installed by just sliding them in the tray and securing them with the pre-installed standoffs. Once you have your drives installed on the trays simply slide them back in to the case.
The power supply is next. It easily mounts on the bottom of the case. Our power supply is a bit longer than the normal ATX power supply, but it has no problem fitting in to this case. After I installed my power supply I started to route many of the cables, as you can see this case looks so clean inside.
Our final component is the video card. Corsair does not use a tool-less system on the PCI slots. I’m actually not a fan of the tool-less system on PCI slots so this is a plus. The 6950 is quite a large card, but as you can see there is still a lot of room left inside the case.
You should take some time to organize all of your wires. This is very easy with all of the routing holes. Make sure you connect the fans to the 3pin connectors of the fan controller. The actual controller is in the hard drive dock compartment on top of the case. Also you are going to want to route the USB 3.0 cables to the back of the case. You can see how I did that in the photos below. After you have everything organized you can see how nice the inside of the case looks.
Now just put the side panel on and you are ready to power the system on. The side panel window allows you to see pretty much everything inside of the case.
Jan 27, 2015 0