Ok so what are we putting inside this case? Our system is comprised of an AMD X2 7750 , MSI MATX , 4GB DDR2 memory, ATI Radeon 5870 video card, 250GB IDE drive, DVD Drive and A Rosewell 500w. Stay tuned for a review of that very soon! The first thing you want to do is install your motherboard. The standoffs are not preinstalled so you will have to install the ones in the area where your motherboard has the mounts.
Next we have our hard drive, which you have to install into the mounting brackets. These brackets clip into the mounting holes on the side of the hard drive. Insert the hard drive into the lower hard drive bay. The cable outlets of the hard drive should be facing the back of the case so that when everything is hooked up the wires will be hidden. There are no drive rails for the DVD drive so you have to install it the old fashion way. Insert the DVD drive through the front of the case, line up the holes for the screws, and mount the drive into the optical drive bay.
Moving on to the power supply; this was a little harder to do since I was not using a modular PSU so it was difficult to route and run cables. But fortunately the extruded side panel on the other side of the case lends extra room to hide cables.
The 5870 Graphics card fit with no problem at all. There was even another 4 inches to spare for longer graphics cards like the ATI 5970. This is a great relieve if you’ve ever made the mistake of buying a large graphics card only to get it home and realize that it won’t fit in your case.
Now after getting everything into the case you can start to plug in your hardware and hide your cables. Don’t forget to plug in the controls for the fan controller in the front of the case. The last thing I did was mount the carrying handle since it is mounted from the outside. This was the easiest thing I had to install – 4 screws and you’re done!
After getting everything setup and plugged in you will be happy when you see the lights light up. There is an orange bar down the front and the top 120mm fan lights up orange.
Jan 27, 2015 0