Ok so what will we be installing inside of this case? We have a Core 2 Duo system comprised of an E8400, DFI LAN Party Jr. P45-T2RS, OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB DDR2 kit, ATI Radeon 4870 X2, 160GB SATA drive, optical drive and the Thermaltake Evo_Blue 750W power supply. The first thing you are going to want to do is install your motherboard, just screw in the standoffs then secure the motherboard with screws.
Next is going to be your optical drive. To remove one of the front optical drive bezel covers you actually have to remove the entire front bezel of the case. This is easily done by pulling from the bottom, since all the front connections are on the top of the case you can easily set the front bezel aside. Once you remove the front bezel you can also see the front 140mm intake fan. Now that you have an optical drive bezel removed you can put the front of the case back on and slide your drive in, then just lock it in place with the tool-less mechanism.
For your hard drive all you do is slide out a tray and install your hard drive and slide it back in. The trays have 4 pins in them that lock into the holes on the side of your hard drive. Once again simple tool-less installation here. Cooler Master also has included a 2.5-inch adapter for newer solid state hard drives.
Installing our video card is simple; the 4870 X2 is a very long video card and fit without any issues. You might want to run your SATA and other cables before you install your video card though, because it will most likely get in the way. Finally you are going to want to install your power supply. Before you do you can put the filter down over the vent, and then just slide your power supply in.
As I said since there are many cable routing holes we easily are able to put most of the cable mess on the backside of the case. Also you can see the large opening behind the CPU, this is so you don’t have to remove your motherboard if you want to change your CPU cooler.
So when it’s all said and done we have a very clean case on the inside. Most of our cables are hidden and out of the way. Since we do have a large video card I decided to install the VGA holder which stabilizes larger video cards. Installation of it is pretty easy, just line it up with your video card then secure it with screws on the back of the case.