A Look Inside
Getting inside the Taurus 5000 is as easy as removing two thumbscrews. Each side panel comes off and is reinstalled quite easily. The interior of the case is all black, which contrasts the white exterior.
Starting at the front of the case you have your three 5.25-inch drive bays. These drive bays use an interesting tool-less mounting system. Sadly you cannot completely remove these bays from the case. It would be nice to so then you could install a huge radiator in the front of the case. Moving down the front of the case there are two hard drive cages. Each hard drive cage has four hard drive trays installed. These trays support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. The trays are made of plastic and offer tool-less installation for your 3.5-inch drives. The middle hard drive cage can be completely removed from the case to make room for longer graphics cards or even water cooling.
Moving over we can see the bottom fan placement. As you saw on the previous page there is a filter that pulls out from the side of the case for this fan placement. This is the only fan placement on the case where a fan does not become pre-installed. The power supply mount lifts your power supply off the bottom of the case, which will allow for better airflow. The case includes internal USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectors for the ports on the front of the case. It is not often we see external connectors anymore.
Even though this is a full tower case you only have support for ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. There is no mention about XL-ATX, EATX, or any other larger motherboard form factors. On the motherboard tray there is a handful of cable routing holes, which should allow you to organize all of your cables easily. There is also a large CPU cutout on the motherboard tray which will allow you to install an aftermarket CPU cooler without having to remove your motherboard from the case.
Taking the back side panel off the case we can see how the rest of the case is set up. There are three large Velcro ties that will help your organize all of your cables. Plenty of cable tie-down points can also be spotted. There is also plenty of room between the motherboard tray and back of the case, so routing your cables back here should not be a problem at all.