A Look Inside
Looking inside the case we have a pretty familiar Fractal Design interior. By default you have a section for your motherboard, a large power supply cover the extends most of the case, and then a large storage section towards the front of the case. The cool thing here is that the storage section can actually be removed to make room for water cooling hardware or other components. As far as motherboard support this case does support all the way up to E-ATX motherboards that are 285 mm wide. The motherboard tray has plenty of cable routing holes which do have the rubber inserts installed.
As I said the power supply cover extends most of the case, but does get cut short where the storage section starts. This will ensure that you have more than enough room for a push-pull water cooling setup if you choose to go that route. There are two cable routing holes on the power supply cover. The expansion slots have thumbscrews on them so swapping out cards should be pretty easy.
Taking the opposite side panel off of the case we noticed that it is lined with sound-dampening material. With the opposite side panel removed we can see how the rest of the case is setup. One thing that I noticed right off the bat were all of the tie-down points and two large veclro straps. There are actually 19 tie-down points on this case!
Fractal Design does include their Nexus+ PWM Fan Hub with this case. It is centrally located on the backside of the motherboard tray and allow you to manage up to six 3-pin fans and three PWM (4-pin) fans.
There are two removable metal SSD mounts on the back of the motherboard tray. The front part of the case is of course for storage. Here you have a total of six included metal removable storage trays. These trays support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. You can easily move the trays where you like and you can actually install up to 11 trays, but only six are included by default. The trays are held into place with captive thumbscrews, which makes them very easy to remove when you want to install a drive.
The power supply mount is on the bottom of the case and there are pre-installed vibration dampeners. The bottom of the case also supports two 120/140 mm fans.