Author: Jerimiah Lancaster
Installation is pretty simple on the Core 3000. Just simple install your motherboard by installing your motherboard standoffs and securing it with the proper screws. Installing expansion cards is also a breeze, considering its tool-free installation method. Just simple remove the thumbscrews by hand, remove the cover, attach the card to your motherboard and secure back to the case with the thumbscrew(s) you removed.
Installing a 3.5” drive is pretty quick and simple. Like I said before, you can also move the silicone grommets to change the position of the drive on the drive tray. Just simple flip your drive over, align the white drive tray over the holes and secure with the included screws.
Installing a 2.5” drive is just as quick and easy. Since SSDs are the most common 2.5” drive, the silicone grommets are useless, since SSDs don’t have any moving parts. This is why there are separate thumbscrews, which make for a quick SSD installation on the four smaller holes found on the white drive tray.
Once you get the drives in place you can put the drive cage back into position, if you removed it. The cage is held by two thumbscrews, one on top and bottom.
Installing a 5.25” drive is just as quick as installing a 2.5” drive. Just simply remove the front panel of the case and remove the necessary bay cover. Then you can slide your drive into position and secure with as many thumbscrews as you desire; I chose two.
Once you get everything installed, you should have enough room for cable management, assuming you feel like taking the effort to do so. There’s plenty of clearance, even for large CPU coolers inside of the case.