Ok so what will we be installing inside this case? Our test system is comprised of an Intel Core i7-965 processor, Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard, ATI Radeon 4870 X2 video card, 6GB of memory, Thermaltake EVO-Blue power supply, Blu-ray drive and a 1TB SATA hard drive. The first thing you are going to want to do is install your motherboard. It easily goes in and you just secure it with screws.
Hard drive installation is next. Just side your hard drive into one of the 6 open spots and to secure it line up the holes with the tool-less locking system and press and slide it to lock it into place. It is really simple and the drive is very secure with this system. If you want you can still secure it on the opposite side with screws. For those who want to use a solid state drive there is a single spot for one at the bottom of the case.
To install you optical drives you are going to want to remove the front bezel of the case. That is easily done by pulling it front the bottom, it will pop right off. Then you can go ahead and slide your drive in. It locks into place just like the hard drives do, very simple installation.
Our video card is next. The Radeon 4870 X2 is a pretty long card, but we had no issues getting it in this case. It might be a little tight if you had a full array of hard drives. Finally we have the power supply that easily slides in and you just secure it with screws. One thing that was missing on this case was any cable routing channels that have become very popular on many other cases. Without them we still did a pretty good job with our cable management.
Jan 30, 2015 0