I will actually be installing my main system in the Rogue. It is comprised of an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, DFI Lan Party Jr. P45-T2RS, 4GB of OCZ ReaperX HPC memory, Palit 9800GT Sonic video card, Tagan BZ Series 900W power supply, wireless card, 2 hard drives, and a DVD burner.
The first thing you are going to want to do is install your motherboard on the removable motherboard tray. I really like that NZXT has labeled all of the bags of screws so you know which ones to use for what. After you have your motherboard installed you can go ahead and install you expansion cards as well. It is no nice being able to install all of this outside of the case where you have more room.
I did have some trouble with my video card, it really did not like the screw holes on the motherboard tray, and it was really hard to get the screws in with my video card there. Also when I was putting the motherboard tray back in the case my video card scraped the top of the case. I assume this would not happen with everyone, but it is something to keep in mind. Once you have the motherboard tray installed you can go ahead and connect everything to the motherboard.
Next is our DVD burner, you want to install all external drives before you install your internal ones because the once you install the internal drives they block the screw holes for your external drives. For our DVD burner we just slide it in, line it up, and screw it into place. I installed both of the hard drives on the right side of the case, also you just slide them into place and screw them in to secure them.
After you have your drives installed you can go ahead and install your power supply. We have a normal sized ATX power supply that fits easily inside the Rogue, but if you have a larger power supply NZXT does include a PSU expansion bracket that can accommodate larger power supplies. Go ahead and connect power to all of your components and your good to go. You can see we still have quite a lot of room between our DVD burner and the PSU.
Now you can ahead and put the 2 side panels and the top panel back on and you are ready to go to a LAN party! The top window is mainly taken up by the power supply, but still gives the case some eye candy.
Feb 26, 2015 0