Installation for the Raidmax Aeolus VL is pretty simple, especially for the motherboard since most of the standoffs are pre-installed. You’d probably be safe with the default ones, but I used the standard 9 standoffs and screws.
I did notice a problem after I got my motherboard installed, which was the clearance of the CPU. I would be unable to attach the side panel as a result of my high CPU cooler, the Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM.
Installing the expansion cards is pretty simple, remove the screws/covers and attach the card, nothing too out of the ordinary.
Installing the drives in this case are pretty simple as well, just simple remove the drive bays from the cage.
Then you can slide your drive in the hard drive tray and slide it back into the case, according to Raidmax. I didn’t feel that the drive was secured enough inside of the hard drive tray, so I attach a few screws for additional support.
The same thing applies for 2.5” drives, except you must use screws to secure the drive to the tray.
The 5.25” drive installation is even easier, just simply remove the bay cover from the front of the case (no front panel removal required), unlock the tool-free device, slide in your drive and properly secure with tool-free device.
There isn’t a whole lot of room for cable management inside of this case, despite the several holes and roomy right side panel.
Jan 27, 2015 0