A Look Inside
Removing the main side panel and taking a look inside is a bit different than other cases out there. First you’ll have to remove the main top panel of the case. Then you’ll simply have to pull the panel up and it will release. While this method does take longer, it does make it so the panel does not accidently fall off after it is released, possibly scratching your table or even breaking itself.
With the panel removed we can take a look inside and what we have is a large open section. The main motherboard tray is visible and supports ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, and E-ATX motherboards. Even with that you can also install SSI-CEB and SSI-EEB boards like the ROG Dominus Extreme in this case. Around the motherboard tray you have a total of seven cable routing holes, all of which have the rubber inserts installed.
Right next to the motherboard tray is a multi-use section that does have three hard drive trays pre-installed on it, more on that in a bit. This section also can be used for cooling and supports either four 120 mm or three 140 mm fans as well as radiators up to 480 mm. Right above this bracket is a bracket that can be removed that allows for more fans / radiators to be installed at the top of the case.
At the bottom of the case you’ll find a cooling bracket. This cooling bracket has another SickelFlow 120 PWM ARGB installed on it, bringing the total number of fans included with the case to 5. This bracket is pretty cool as you can easily angle it or completely remove it from the case for easy installation of fans or radiators. The bracket will support either three 120 or 140 mm fans or radiators up to 420 mm. You can actually install three hard drives on this bracket as well. This bracket is totally modular too as it can be moved to the front of the case or to the multi-use section inside the case.
With the modular bracket removed we can see the bottom of the case is completely ventilated and there is a filter that pulls out from the side of the case.
Taking the opposite side panel off the case we have a pretty interesting design. First centrally located is a large bracket not only helps hide cables but you can install two 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives on it. Cooler Master is making use of large plastic locks that allow you to unlock certain sections of the case, this is one of those sections.
Towards the front of the case we have three removable brackets which also make use of the plastic locks. These brackets will support either a single 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drive.
With the large bracket removed it reveals quite a lot. You’ll find two PCB’s inside the case. The first is located at the top of the case and is a fan and ARGB hub. All of the included fans are pre-wired to this hub. The second PCB which is centrally located in the case takes the ARGB signal from the hub and acts as a controller that your connect to your PC via internal USB so you can control the lighting effects via Cooler Master’s software. There are also two large included hooks that can be used for cable routing.
Moving over there is a large hard drive cage that has four removable plastic trays. Each tray will support either a 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drive. Now you might be thinking this section is a bit hard to access, but you’ll find a little latch release at the top which will allow the entire cage to rotate out, and you can fully remove it from the case as well.
Finally below the hard drive cage is where you’ll mount your power supply vertically.