To start off our installation we’ll be installing our motherboard. You’ll need to install the standoffs yourself, but Cooler Master includes a standoff tool. Our ASUS Z170-A went in without any problems and we have quite a lot of room inside to work with.
Our hard drives are next. We will be installing two 2.5-inch drives in the removable mounts. Just take them out of your case, mount your drives on them, and simply reinstall them.
To install your power supply you take off the power supply bracket from the back of the case and install it on your power supply. Then slide your power supply in from the back of the case and finally secure it with the thumbscrews that are on the bracket.
Now it is time to wire everything up and install our graphics card. Taking a look at wiring on the backside of the motherboard tray we routed most of our cables through the center section, which is recessed. The only issue I had with this section is that the bottom of it is blocked off, so your cables have to come up and over before going into it. If the bottom of this section was open it would allow for easier cable routing. The Velcro straps do a great job holding down and keeping your cables organized.
Installing our graphics card was very easy as we had more than enough room inside our case to work with. Using the graphics card holder give us a little more piece of mind as we know our card is completely secure. With everything installed I think we have a very clean build!
With everything installed it is time to power on our system! When you power the system on you’ll notice lights on the front of the case turn on. There are red LEDs on the power button and above all of the ports and buttons letting you know what they are.
The LED strip on the inside of the case will light up too. It lights up the case pretty well, but you’ll need a few of them if you really want to light up the entire case.