A Look Inside
Opening the case up we can see a pretty basic design. Looking at the motherboard tray we can see 4 cable routing holes. While they do not have the rubber inserts the metal edges are rounded so you will not rip your cables or cut yourself. There is also a large CPU cutout in the motherboard tray which will allow you to install an aftermarket CPU cooler without having to remove your motherboard from the case.
The three 5.25-inch drive bays use a simple tool-less system. Below that are two hard drive cages that support up to 4 drives each, for a total of 8. This is for 3.5-inch drives only. Next to the larger hard drive cages in a small one that has room for two 2.5-inch drives. The top hard drive cage can be taken out of the case completely to make room for larger video cards. The smaller 2.5-inch cage can be remove or even moved to to for inside either of the larger drive cages or on top of the bottom one.
At the bottom of the case you could possibly install a bottom mounted 120mm fan if you removed the 2.5-inch hard drive cage. There are small rubber feel that will lift your power supply off the bottom of the case. It is also nice to see an internal USB 3.0 connection.
Moving up the expansion slots use a plain screw design, which I actually prefer. Finally at the top is the 120mm exhaust fan. It uses a 3pin connector so you can easily connect it to your motherboard or fan controller.
Taking the opposite side panel off the case we can see how everything is setup. There is about an inch of space between the motherboard tray and the back of the case, which should be more than sufficient for routing all of your cables. Also the opening for the CPU power cable is quite large, which I really like to see.
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