A Look Inside
Taking a look inside we have a pretty basic layout. In Win has carried the black theme inside of the case. It is always nice to see an internal USB 3.0 connector and there is also a SATA connection for the hard drive dock on the top of the case.
The three 5.25-inch drive bays use a simple tool-less locking system. Moving down there are two hard drive cages that have six trays (2 + 4) that support both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives. There is also a 2.5-inch hard drive mounting on the top of the bottom cage. You can remove the top cage to make room for longer video cards, but you will still be able to mount a drive on the top of the bottom cage.
There is a mounting on the bottom of the case that supports a single 120mm fan. You have two metal pieces that will lift your installed power supply off the bottom of the case for better airflow. The expansion slots use a locking mechanism, which means you need to remove it before you can install or remove any of the expansion cards.
Of course we have the 120mm exhaust and you can take a look at the top of the case to see where you could install two 120mm fans.
As with most new cases there is a large CPU cutout that will enable you to install aftermarket CPU coolers without having to remove your motherboard. There are also a few cable routing holes that will help you keep cables out of the way.
If we take the other side panel off of the case we can see how everything is setup. Take note that there is not much room at all behind the motherboard tray and there is no CPU power routing hole.
Jul 31, 2014 0