A Look Inside
When you take the side panel off of the case you will notice that it is lined with sound dampening material, actually both side panels are. You can also see what Fractal Design is calling their ModuVent system. It covers the side panel fan mounting point with sound dampening material. If you decide to use a fan here you can remove the sound dampening material if you like.
Now looking inside the case we see a very clean layout here and lots of room! As far as cable routing holes go you have a total of 7. All of them have the rubber inserts so you will not rip or tear your cables when you route them. You can also see a very large CPU cutout in the motherboard tray. This will allow you to install an aftermarket CPU cooler without having to remove your motherboard from the case.
The optical drive bays are pretty basic, no tool-less system here.
Moving down there are two hard drive cages that house 4 hard drive trays each. These trays support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. The top hard drive tray can be removed completely if you like or you can orientate it so the drives are facing a different direction.
The third and final included fan in the case is a bottom-mounted 140mm fan. This fan does include a fan grill to keep your cables from getting stuck in it. The power supply mounting does have nice ventilation under it and has a vibration dampening material around the back part where you secure it.
Moving up you have your 9 expansion slots, which use thumbscrews. The expansion slots are white, which is pretty much default in Fractal Design cases. If we take a closer look at the top of the case we can see the ModuVent system installed on the fan mounts.
Taking the opposite side panel of the case off we can see how the case is designed. There is quite a lot of room behind the motherboard tray so you shouldn’t have any issues routing your cables at all.
Jan 30, 2015 0