We are going to start off installation with our motherboard. It goes in quite effortlessly, although it is a tight fit, pretty much laying flush with the bottom of the case.
It is probably a good idea to install your power supply next as you’ll want to run your CPU power before you install your CPU cooler. Removing the rear side panel the power supply slides into the back of the case and you simply secure it with screws.
With the power supply installed run the EPS connector through the hole in the top section of the case to connect it to your motherboard. The motherboard does sit pretty flush to the top of the case as well so you’ll want to make sure you connect this before you get your CPU cooler installed.
We decided to install our all-in-one liquid CPU cooler (NZXT Kraken X52) in the top of the case. We’ve seen AiO’s installed in both the top and bottom of the case. So heat from the CPU will be taken up into the radiator and exhausted out of the top section of the opposite side panel. If you plan to do your cooling this way you’ll want to install fans in the bottom of the case as intakes. Our AiO easily installs in the top section of the case.
Hard drives are next. We elected to install both on the rear mounts. These easily come out of the case so you can install your drives. Once you have them installed you simply put the trays back inside the case and lock them in place.
Before we get our graphics card installed I want to show you the bottom of the case. Since our motherboard sits pretty flush with the bottom of the case running your cables down there could get a little busy, especially if you have fans installed. Our graphics card goes in no problem, and you won’t run into any clearance issues with cards in this case.
Now we just have to connect everything and organize our cables. On the backside of the case organizing cables we pretty easy, although the lack of cable tie-downs made things a little difficult. Looking at the main side of the case we have a very clean build.
Putting the panels back on the case and powering our system on we have the lights on our motherboard, memory, graphics card, and NZXT Kraken X52 lighting things up inside. But as I say with most cases with tempered glass side panels it is probably a good idea to pickup either some RGB fans or a n RGB strip.