To start off installation with the installation I had some clearance issues with my tall CPU cooler, but removing the top plastic piece allowed me to install it inside of the case. However I would later find out I would be unable to have a proper installation because the side panel fan would still hit up against the CPU cooler.
Installing an expansion card is probably the last thing you want to do with this case due to the small clearance between your card and the drive bays. Other than that, it’s a pretty simple and easy task to do; remove the covers, install your card, secure with screws and you’re good to go.
To install any drive, you must remove both tool-free devices on either side of the case.
Installing an SSD is pretty easy, just simply pull out a drive tray and secure with 4 screws.
If you want to install your drives near the bottom of the case, you’re going to have to remove the bottom three tool-free devices because the front 120mm fan is connected to two of the drive cages. Luckily it can be easily removed out of the front of the case.
It’s a little tricky to install the drives while the trays are attached to the fan, but it is possible. This will also help keep your drives as cool as possible, with direct airflow from the fan.
Installing a 5.25” drive is even easier than an HDD or SSD. Just simple remove the two tool-free devices on either side of the case, slide in your drive and secure.
If you take the time, you should be able to manage your cables pretty easily with this case.
Jan 24, 2015 0