A Look Inside
If we take the side panel of the case off and take a look inside we can see that Corsair has continued that very cool green color inside. Upon first inspection all of the edges are rounded and there is nothing that you could potentially cut yourself on. The first thing that I noticed was the three large cable routing holes. All three include the rubber inserts.
Starting at the front of the case at the bottom you have two hard drive cages. Each of the cages are removable and sport a 120mm cooling fan. Inside of each cage are three hard drive trays. These trays support both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives.
Above the hard drive cages are the three 5.25-inch bays. They use a simple tool-less locking system. The bottom of the case is pretty much all open with ventilation holes and you actually have room for bottom-mounted fans if you wish to install them. Besides the normal case connectors you also have an internal USB 3.0 connector.
The back part of the case is pretty basic. The 8 expansion slots use thumbscrews that hold them in place. All of the fan, including the exhaust fan use 3pin connectors so you can easily connect them to your motherboard. There is a very large CPU cutout in the motherboard tray that will allow you to install aftermarket CPU coolers without having to take your motherboard out of the case.
Taking the opposite side of the case off you can see how everything is designed and how the cables are routed. There are 3 cable routing latches that you can easily open up to put your cables in and close after you are done routing everything. Also to note there is a very large opening for the CPU power cable and there is more than enough room behind the case to route all of your cables. Included with the case is your mounting hardware, cable ties, USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adapter and of course instructions.
Jul 08, 2014 0