Installation is rather simple with all of the tool-free devices implemented into this case. We started off by first installing the PSU; there were no problems there. Then we installed the motherboard standoffs, which could be confusing for some since there was no labeling on the motherboard tray. Then of course we installed the motherboard.
Then we had to remove the expansion bay covers to install an expansion card. While installing the cards is rather simple with the tool-free device it sort of disappoints me that you can’t reuse the bay covers.
Unlike most cases, the Raidmax Skyline doesn’t (easily) allow you to remove the front panel. Typically you need to remove the front panel of the case to remove the 5.25” external bay covers, but luckily there was another way around it. There was enough space on the side of the bays that you could squeeze a flat headed screwdriver in and pop the covers out. Once you get the cover out you have to remove the tool-free latching device, line up the holes and reattach the device to secure the drive to the case.
Installing a hard drive is pretty simple with the Skyline. Just simply attach the hard drive rails to the drive and slide it into position on the hard drive cage.
Raidmax made this easier to install the drive by allowing you to swivel out the hard drive cage to make it easier to install or swap drives. Just simply press on the yellow tab above the cage and pull out on the cage. To secure it back into position just push the cage back until it snaps into position.
Once everything is installed and you power up the case it gives off a nice blue illumination.
The case looks even better in the dark.
Jan 30, 2015 0