A Look Inside
Once we get the side panel of the case out we can see how the case is set up inside. There are a lot of cables here as all of the fans have molex connectors and the USB connection is an external one that needs to be routed to the back of your case. There are three cable routing holes on the motherboard tray, but they do not have rubber inserts installed.
Starting at the front of the case you have your 5.25-inch drive bays. They use a simple tool-less locking system that should be simple enough to work with. If you do not want to use the tool-less system you can remove them completely and use screws. Moving down there are four metal hard drive trays. Each of the trays support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. On the the trays has a fan installed which will help to keep your drives cool. One thing I noticed about the drive trays is that at the back they have a sort of wall so you really cannot install your hard drives with the connections facing towards the back of the case.
On the bottom of the case there is room to install a 120 or 140mm fan. Where your power supply will be installed there are metal feet that will lift it off the bottom of the case a little. There is also sound dampening material around the power supply opening. The expansion slots use a plastic tool-less locking system, which I’m normally not a fan of, but we will have to see how well it works on this case. Also the expansion slot covers and the ones you have to punch out of the case so once they are removed you cannot put them back. Finally at the top you have the the 120mm exhaust fan and two 120mm top fans.
If we take the second side panel off the case we can see there really is not that much room behind the motherboard tray. I doubt I could really route much of any cables behind there, let alone large power supply cables.
Inside of the case you will find a bag of goodies and user’s manual. The bag of goodies includes a single expansion slot cover, zip ties, speaker and mounting hardware.
Jan 27, 2015 0