A Look Inside
Before we get inside I do want to mention that the side panels are a bit hard to get off. Once inside we can see how the case is designed. The case has a total of 9 cable routing holes. 5 of them are quite large and have rubber inserts installed so you won’t rip or tear your cables. There is a large CPU cutout that will allow you to install an aftermarket CPU cooler without having to remove your motherboard from the case. Of course the USB 3.0 ports on the front of the case have an internal USB 3.0 connector.
The optical drive bays at the front of the case use a tool-less locking system. This locking system is made of plastic and if you don’t want to use it you can remove it if you like. The 4th optical drive bay has a 3.5-inch adapter installed and it cannot be removed from the case.
Moving down there are five hard drive trays. These trays are easily removable and support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives.
At the bottom of the case there are ventilation holes for both your power supply and an optinal 120 / 140 mm fan. There are a total of eight expansion slots, which means this case not only supports ATX motherboards but E-ATX boards as well.
Taking the opposite side panel off the case we can see how all of the cables are going to be routed. It does not look like there is a whole lot of room between the backside of the motherboard tray and the back of the case. There are multiple tie-down points for cable ties though.
The hole for the CPU power cable, while not the biggest does seem adequate. Included with the case is a bag of goodies that has cable ties, two molex to 3pin power adapters, CPU power adapter and of course your mounting hardware.
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