Installation is pretty simple and roomy since the case is not only a Full Tower, but also supports E-ATX motherboards. Installing the motherboard standoffs was no problem, but I did encounter a slight problem when going to fasten the screws to the motherboard. I found that the threading was wrong on either the standoffs or the screws because the motherboard screws would not fit properly into the standoffs. You could still attach the screws to the standoffs, but you had to apply an extra amount of force, which will probably strip the screws/standoff threading. This doesn’t really sound like a wide-spread problem, at least from what I’ve seen from other reviews, so this is probably just a bad set of screws that were provided for the case.
After fiddling with the motherboard installation for a while I was able to move onto the expansion slot installation. Just simply pull the levers up for the desired bay and remove the mesh cover. On the bottom of each lever system is a soft pad which helps give a firm hold on the expansion card/cover.
The next step was to install the drives. We first started with the 5.25” optical drive and started by removing the front bezel of the case to make any changes. The top drive bay is open, but you have to remove the floppy converter to install your drive. Before you attach the bezel back on the case, I’d recommend also removing the drive rail holder or at least pulling out the drive rails you will need.
Once you put the bezel back on you can remove the covers for your desired bays. This is quick and easy since you can remove them from the outside, unlike most cases where you have to remove them from the inside. Then simply place a drive rail on either side of your drive and slide it into the slot. You’ll want to make sure the clips of the rails are facing towards the front of the drive.
You can apply the same drive rail process to your 3.5” hard drive and just simply slide it into whatever slot you desire. If you’re using a 2.5” drive you’ll have to use some screws to attach the drive to the 2.5” drive tray that’s found above the 3.5” drive cage.
The case looks pretty sweet once it’s powered on. The In Win logo on the front is vibrant, but doesn’t illuminate the room nearly as much as the two blue LED fans included with the case.
Jul 31, 2014 0