A Look Inside
When you take the side panel off the case and look inside you can see a lot of blue! This is one of my favorite things about this case. The motherboard tray, hard drive trays, the tool-less locking system for optical drives, the expansion slot covers and even the exhaust fan are all blue. It really does make for a great looking system, especially if you can match your components to this color. Upon first look into the case I do see an internal USB 3.0 connector, which we always like to see.
Starting at the front of the case you have 3 tool-less locking mechanisms for your optical drives. Not really sure why there is not one on the 4th bottom drive bay. You can still use screws to install a drive here though.
Below that you will notice two thumbscrews that seem to be attached to sliders. When you slide them over they reveal graphics card stabilizers. These will help hold the load of longer, heavier graphics cards.
Below that you have your hard drive cage which has four pull out trays that support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives.
On the bottom of the case you have ventilation holes for both the power supply and an optional 120mm fan that can be mounted to the bottom of the case. As I mentioned the expansion slot covers are blue, but also the thumbscrews that hold them into place are blue as well.
There is a very large CPU cutout in the motherboard tray. So you shouldn’t have any problems installing your aftermarket CPU cooler without having to take the motherboard out of the case. Also there are 3 large cable routing holes on the motherboard tray as well as 3 more smaller ones at the top of the tray.
Taking the opposite side of the case off you can see how the cables are being routed as well as being able to see how much room is behind the motherboard tray. There is actually quite a lot of room, 0.75-inches to be exact.
Feb 26, 2015 0